Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins the Canadian Grand Prix for the third time in a row

The victory was Verstappen’s sixth this season, extending his lead in the F1 Drivers’ Championship to 56 points.

Three-time Red Bull world champion Max Verstappen completed a hat-trick of Canadian Grand Prix victories in a wet, wild and difficult race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Verstappen, who started on the front row alongside Mercedes pole-sitter George Russell on Sunday, stayed out of trouble on a day of changing conditions, snatching the lead from McLaren’s Lando Norris during the final pit stop .

The Dutchman then held on to claim his sixth victory in nine races this season and the 60th of his Formula 1 career.

It was another brilliant drive from Verstappen, 26, who had to deal with changing weather conditions, pit stop battles and challenges from McLaren and Mercedes while struggling with his Red Bull’s suspension.

After Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Williams’ Alex Albon collided, causing the safety car to come out for a second time, Verstappen pulled away on the restart and finished 3.879 seconds ahead of Norris while Russell won an exciting duel on the last lap with his teammate Lewis. Hamilton to complete the podium.

Verstappen now leads the Formula One (F1) drivers’ championship with 194 points. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is second best, with 138 points.

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