Team by team review of the Canadian Grand Prix

Verstappen won in Canada for the third year in a row, taking his season's tally to six and career haul to 60. He started on the front row with the same time as Russell and finished 3.8 seconds ahead of Norris.
Last Updated : 10 June 2024, 03:30 IST
Last Updated : 10 June 2024, 03:30 IST

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Team by team review of Sunday's Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, round nine of the 24 race season (listed in championship order):

Red Bull (Max Verstappen 1, Sergio Perez retired)

Verstappen won in Canada for the third year in a row, taking his season's tally to six and career haul to 60. He started on the front row with the same time as Russell and finished 3.8 seconds ahead of Norris.

Perez started 16th and made contact with Gasly, damaging the front wing. He spun off backwards into the barriers and rebounded on lap 53. Perez returned to the pits with a broken rear wing.

He has taken only four points from the last three races. Verstappen now has a 56-point lead over Leclerc, Red Bull are 49 ahead of Ferrari.

Ferrari (Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz retired)

Ferrari's first double retirement since Azerbaijan in 2022 and first blank since Australia in April last year. Leclerc had problems with the power unit but managed a reset. Lapped, he retired on lap 40.

Sainz was caught out by a wet kerb on lap 53 and spun, bouncing onto the track and colliding with Albon. Ferrari and Leclerc remained second overall.

Mclaren (Lando Norris 2, Oscar Piastri 5)

McLaren were on the podium for the fifth successive race, Norris's third second-place of the campaign. Norris started third and Piastri fourth. The first safety car was unfortunate for Norris, the Briton leading at the time and staying out longer than his rivals.

When he pitted, he dropped to third. Norris stayed out a lap longer when Verstappen and Russell pitted on lap 46, taking the lead back. When he did pit, he came out ahead of Verstappen, whose tyres were fully up to speed and immediately overtook.

Mercedes (George Russell 3, Lewis Hamilton 4)

Russell started on pole for the first time since 2022 but dropped to third as his intermediate tyres wore down and the track dried. Hamilton lined up in seventh but gained a place on the opening lap and was fifth after his first stop on lap 25 when the safety car came out.

Russell switched to hards on lap 45 and Hamilton to mediums on lap 43. Both pitted on lap 54, Russell to mediums and Hamilton on hards. Hamilton took the point for fastest lap.

Aston martin (Fernando Alonso 6, Lance Stroll 7)

Alonso had a lonely race; Stroll had his best home result to date. The team pitted both drivers at the same time in a 'double stack' when it came to switching inters for slick tyres.

RB (Daniel Ricciardo 8, Yuki Tsunoda 14)

Ten years on from his first F1 win at the circuit, Ricciardo had his best result in a regular race this season. The Australian also had a five-second penalty imposed for a jump start, which the team blamed on clutch drag pushing the car forward, and served it in the pits. Tsunoda went off after the second safety car period but got the car going again.

Haas (Nico Hulkenberg 11, Kevin Magnussen 12)

The Haas drivers were the only ones to start on full wet tyres and they carved through the field initially, Magnussen up seven places to eighth on lap one. He was fourth by lap three, after starting 14th, and Hulkenberg eighth. Magnussen pitted on lap seven with the crew caught by surprise, and the stop took 8.6 seconds compared to Hulkenberg's first stop of 2.8.

Alpine (Pierre Gasly 9, Esteban Ocon 10)

The Renault-owned team's first double scoring finish of the season. Ocon started 18th, with the team working to fix his car on the grid, after taking a five-place grid penalty from Monaco. Gasly started 15th and made contact with Perez on lap one. Alpine moved up one place in the constructors' standings.

Williams (Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant retired)

Sargeant triggered the first safety car period when he made a mistake, spun and stopped on track. Albon retired after Sainz went off and then rebounded back onto the asphalt, with Ocon unable to swerve the Spaniard.

Sauber (Valtteri Bottas 13, Zhou Guanyu 15)

The only team still without a point. Both started from the pitlane after rear wing changes. A tough one for Zhou.

Published 10 June 2024, 03:30 IST

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