For the ninth race of the 2022 Formula 1 season the drivers were back at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix. It was a thrilling race as Carlos Sainz challenged Max Verstappen all the way until the finish.
Max Verstappen’s Weekend
Max Verstappen was the fastest car in two out of the three practice sessions, qualified first, and secured the victory. With the win, Verstappen still sits comfortably in first for the drivers’ standings with 175 points and makes this the sixth win in a row for Red Bull.
MAX WIIIIIINS IN CANADA 💪
— Formula 1 (@F1) June 19, 2022
Ferrari Bounces Back
After suffering a double DNF in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, it was a much better weekend for the team. Charles Leclerc had a tough start to the race having to start in 19th after suffering a penalty for changing his power unit over the allowed three times. He worked his way up through the pack to finish fifth and secure points. Carlos Sainz also had a strong race finishing in second making this his fifth second-place finish in his career.
Mercedes Shows Consistency
After concerns of porpoising leading up to the Canadian Grand Prix after how bad it was in Baku, Mercedes seemed unaffected. For the second race in a row, both drivers finished inside the top five. Lewis Hamilton’s dominance at the circuit continued as he secured his second podium finish of the season. George Russell finished in fourth and continued his streak of finishing in the top five of every race this season.
Pit Woes For McLaren
It was not a great day for McLaren when it came to pit times. They decided to bring in both Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris. Ricciardo had a slow time and that led to Norris getting delayed. On top of the delay, they had a miscommunication with the tires leading to Norris dropping down to 17th. Ricciardo finished in 11th while Norris finished in 15th but are left wondering if they could’ve placed better had it not been for the slow pit times.
Mick Schumacher Still Looking For His First Points
After a disappointing season in 2021 where he did not finish in the points at all, his search continues. On lap 20, Schumacher ended up having a technical issue which led to him having to pull off to the side of the track and led to him having to retire. The weekend looked like it could be a strong one for him after qualifying sixth but ultimately didn’t work out.
Not The Weekend For Sergio Perez
With Sergio Perez crashing in the second round of qualifying it led to him starting 13th. When it came time for the race, Perez ended up being the first driver to retire from the race on lap nine with a suspected gearbox issue.
After the week off, the schedule will resume for the 10th race of the season. That race will be on the Silverstone Circuit for the British Grand Prix on Sunday, July 3, at 10:00 AM EST.