Max Verstappen also triumphs at the Canadian Grand Prix and extends his World Championship lead. Mick Schumacher’s strong qualifying is followed by the bitter end of the race. For the German Haas pilot, “only frustration remains”. The international press reviews.
Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has further extended his championship lead by winning the Canadian Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver prevailed in Montréal on Sunday, just ahead of Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. His teammate Sergio Pérez dropped out with a technical defect and lost further ground as second in the World Championship. The press writes about this:
Kicker: “Max Verstappen dominates the entire Formula 1 weekend in Canada – and wins again. The lead in the classification is growing. Lewis Hamilton experiences a podium comeback, Mick Schumacher the next setback.”
ntv: “For Schumacher, only frustration remains. The winner of the Formula 1 race in Canada is once again Max Verstappen, but Lewis Hamilton is on the podium with him. The Mercedes driver feels ‘reborn’. The feelings of Mick Schumacher are completely different, who doesn’t finish again – and this time it’s completely innocent.”
RTL: “Max Verstappen gave himself the best present for his 150th GP anniversary: After the confident pole performance in the rain on Saturday, the Red Bull star cruised just as confidently in summery temperatures to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. On the other hand, Mick Schumacher, who was so strong in qualifying, experienced a nasty belly landing after the best starting position of his Formula 1 career so far.”
Spiegel: “Max Verstappen drove to his next victory. In Montréal, however, he had to tremble after a safety car deployment. Mick Schumacher had hoped for points after his best qualifying session of his career – nothing came of it.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung: “World champion Max Verstappen has continued to outperform his World Championship pursuers in the Montréal Formula 1 thriller. The Dutch Red Bull star won the Canadian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, just ahead of Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton. After third place in Bahrain, the record world champion made it back onto the podium in a Mercedes for the first time.”
The Sun: “Red Bull are clearly the big winner of the Canadian Grand Prix with Verstappen claiming another win but it wasn’t a flawless win. Sergio Perez’s retirement with a suspected gearbox problem suggests their car continues to struggle (…) It’s a great day for Mercedes who have made a significant step forward. And Ferrari will be happy that both cars finished (…).”
Daily Mail: “Yes, Hamilton was behind winner Max Verstappen, who steadfastly withstood late pressure to take his sixth win of the season, and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. But as the champagne was sprayed and Hamilton reaped the biggest cheers of the sun-drenched day, the 37-year-old Briton looked reinvigorated at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where he claimed his first of 103 victories in 2007.”
Le Figaro: A success with which he (Verstappen) was able to consolidate his lead in the drivers’ championship. He is now 46 points clear of Mexico’s Sergio Perez, who retired in the ninth lap, and Monegasque Charles Leclerc, who was penalized on Saturday and started from the back but eventually worked his way up to fifth place.”
Gazzetta dello Sport: “Verstappen is confirmed as the best. Sainz fought to the end, Leclerc put on a show. Top performances for Hamilton, Russell and Alonso too.”
Tuttosport: “Second place for Carlos Sainz at the Canadian GP. The Spaniard drove one of the best races of his season but couldn’t beat Max Verstappen, who gritted his teeth in the final and crossed the finish line first.”
Corriere dello Sport: “The reigning world champion defends well and manages to claim victory, further extending his lead in the general classification. Nevertheless, applause for the Spaniard Sainz, who clearly drove the best race of his season.”
As: “Sainz got closer than ever to Verstappen and his first Formula 1 victory before the hairpin.(…) But it’s not easy to overtake at Gilles Villeneuve because only the straights offer opportunities, and the fastest car on the straights is driven by Verstappen. The champion thus clinched a hard-fought win at the Canadian GP, perhaps the hardest-fought of the year for him (…).”
Kurier: “The Red Bull drivers were able to celebrate five times in a row in Formula 1. The sixth Grand Prix success in a row was anything but a sure-fire success on Sunday in Montreal. Max Verstappen was literally chased across the finish line at the Canadian Grand Prix. The world champion had a Ferrari in tow, but this time it was not driven by long-time rival Charles Leclerc, but by Carlos Sainz.”
Blick: “Clever Verstappen keeps Sainz in check.”
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