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Verstappen beat McLaren’s Lando Norris and George Russell of Mercedes in an action-packed race held in blended climate circumstances.

2024 F1 Canadian Grand Prix outcomes

2024 F1 Canadian Grand Prix report

Polesitter Russell led the cost to Flip 1 in moist circumstances forward of Verstappen and the McLarens of Norris and Piastri.

Daniel Ricciardo’s good work in qualifying was undone when he fell again from fifth to seventh, handed by Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). Ricciardo (RB) was additionally given a 5s penalty for a false begin.

In contrast to a lot of the discipline on intermediates, Kevin Magnussen began his Haas on full wets and charged as much as eighth on the primary lap from 14th on the grid. He then handed Ricciardo, Hamilton and Alonso for fifth.

Magnussen took fourth from Piastri on the hairpin on lap three and closed on Norris by setting a string of quickest laps till the solar got here out on lap six and it crossed over in favour of within the intermediates once more. Magnussen pitted on lap eight for inters, which weren’t prepared – leading to an 8.6s cease and him tumbling again to 14th.

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Russell was a second away from Verstappen by lap 10, 7s away from Norris and Piastri. Alonso and Hamilton battled for fifth. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas), who additionally began on wets, surged as much as seventh, however started to fall again by lap 12 and pitted for inters a lap later.

Verstappen put stress on Russell till he ran lengthy at Flip 1, briefly reducing going throughout the grass, permitting Norris on to his tail.

Because the observe dried, Norris DRS-ed previous Verstappen for second on lap 20 and set off after Russell, who had been as a lot as 2s forward. Norris repeated his transfer on Russell to take the lead, however Russell went straight on on the chicane and misplaced second to Verstappen too.

The rain clouds gathered as soon as extra as they eked their inters to the following rainstorm however Logan Sargeant spun his Wiliams and couldn’t restart, inflicting a security automobile.

Surprisingly, Norris didn’t pit as Verstappen, Russell and Piastri all stopped for brand spanking new inters. Norris pitted a lap later, however that dropped him behind Verstappen and Russell.

On the restart on lap 30, Verstappen led Russell, Norris and Piastri, with Hamilton getting forward of Alonso for fifth throughout the pit cycle. Yuki Tsunoda jumped as much as seventh, as he didn’t pit for contemporary inters, forward of Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Esteban Ocon (up from 18th in his Alpine, additionally on his authentic inters) and Ricciardo (who took his 5s penalty below the security automobile).

The rain returned nearly instantly, permitting Verstappen to drag away by 1.5s at half distance – though he needed to swerve round an errant groundhog that ran throughout the observe in entrance of him.

Norris straight-lined the primary corners on lap 42, dropping him again from Russell. Hamilton pitted from fifth for slicks on lap 44, adopted in by Piastri a tour later.

Verstappen and Russell stopped on lap 45, as Norris stayed out for 2 laps and set quickest lap. He pitted on lap 47, rejoining side-by-side with Verstappen however with out the warmth in his tyres and he fishtailed to second.

Norris locked up and ran huge on the hairpin on lap 49, which allowed Russell to get exit and used DRS to cross into second place. However two laps later, Russell ran huge and bounced throughout the kerbs, permitting Norris forward of him as soon as extra.

The security automobile was required once more when Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari spun and Alex Albon’s Williams collected him, moments after Sergio Perez had crashed his Purple Bull backwards into the wall.

Russell and Hamilton opted to pit for contemporary mediums.

Verstappen bolted away on the restart on lap 59, rapidly gapping Norris by 2s, who had Piastri, Russell and Hamilton on his tail. Russell attacked Piastri with 16 laps remaining on the chicane, however Piastri shoved him straight on, which allowed Hamilton previous his team-mate to choose up fourth.

Hamilton grabbed third by DRS-ing previous Piastri with six laps to go, with Russell doing likewise a tour later.

Verstappen gained by 3.8s over Norris. Russell grabbed third from Hamilton with a few laps remaining. Piastri was a distant fifth, forward of Alonso and Stroll.

A monumental scrap was fought out within the closing phases between Alpine and RB for eighth, with Ocon, Tsunoda, Ricciardo and Gasly all nose-to-tail. Tsunoda crashed out of the factors at Flip 9, nearly wiping out a number of vehicles.

Ricciardo completed eighth from Gasly and Ocon.

Ferrari suffered a woeful day, with Sainz going out with accident harm and Charles Leclerc pressured to retire after an engine downside plagued him from the beginning.

2024 F1 Canadian Grand Prix quickest laps

Cla   Nº   Driver   Automotive / Engine   Time   Delay   Lap   km/h 
44  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’14.856   70 209.730
63  George Russell Mercedes 1’14.895 0.039 70 209.621
Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1’15.558 0.702 67 207.782
Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’15.569 0.713 70 207.751
81  Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1’16.247 1.391 65 205.904
14  Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’16.303 1.447 70 205.753
20  Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1’16.499 1.643 68 205.226
27  Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1’16.683 1.827 67 204.733
18  Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’16.762 1.906 70 204.523
10  31  Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’17.012 2.156 70 203.859
11  10  Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1’17.013 2.157 70 203.856
12  Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 1’17.076 2.220 68 203.689
13  77  Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 1’17.250 2.394 65 203.231
14  22  Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 1’17.309 2.453 70 203.075
15  24  Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 1’17.325 2.469 68 203.033
16  11  Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’18.819 3.963 51 199.185
17  55  Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1’18.957 4.101 51 198.837
18  23  Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1’19.359 4.503 51 197.830
19  16  Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’26.012 11.156 39 182.528
20  Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1’26.484 11.628 19 181.531

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