F1 Canadian Grand Prix RESULT: Race standings as Max Verstappen wins in Montreal

Follow live F1 reaction from the Canadian Grand Prix as Max Verstappen wins from pole in Montreal

Kieran Jackson
Formula1 Correspondent
Sunday 18 June 2023 22:30 BST
Verstappen secures pole for the Canadian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen completed another crushing performance to win the Canadian Grand Prix and match Ayrton Senna’s tally of 41 victories.

The Dutchman led every lap at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to draw level with Senna and extend his championship lead.

Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso finished runner-up, with Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes. Hamilton’s team-mate George Russell retired on lap 55 of 70 following an earlier prang with the wall.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished fourth and fifth respectively for Ferrari, with Sergio Perez sixth. Alex Albon crossed the line a commendable seventh in his Williams. Verstappen, who notched up Red Bull’s 100th win in Formula One, now leads Perez by 69 points on his unstoppable march to a hat-trick of titles.

Follow live reaction from the Canadian Grand Prix with The Independent.


Top-10 in the Canadian Grand Prix:

1) Max Verstappen

2) Fernando Alonso

3) Lewis Hamilton

4) Charles Leclerc

5) Carlos Sainz

6) Sergio Perez

7) Alex Albon

8) Esteban Ocon

9) Lance Stroll

10) Valtteri Bottas

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:46

Lando Norris drops down to P13

The McLaren almost got Esteban Ocon on the final corner but missed out - and drops down to P13 with his five-second penalty! Tough one for Lando Norris to take!

Sergio Perez, by the way, DID claim the fastest-lap and took that point away from Lewis Hamilton.

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:43

Max Verstappen wins the Canadian Grand Prix!

Another peerless drive from the championship leader - Max Verstappen is triumphant in Montreal!

Fernando Alonso holds off Lewis Hamilton to take another superb podium for Aston Martin - and second for the Spaniard!

Third for Hamilton and Mercedes.

4-10: Leclerc, Sainz, Perez, Albon, Ocon, Norris (+5 secs), Stroll

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:39

Max Verstappen cruising to another win (Lap 69/70)

Max Verstappen has a nine-second lead heading into the final lap.

His Red Bull team-mate, Sergio Perez, pits to try and get the fastest-lap on soft tyres. Keeps sixth spot.

Top-10: Verstappen, Alonso, Hamilton, Leclerc, Sainz, Perez, Albon, Ocon, Norris, Bottas

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:37

Fernando Alonso looks to be holding off Lewis Hamilton (Lap 68/70)

Alonso has increased his lead to three seconds, and he looks assured of P2 now.

Further down, Lando Norris in ninth is complaining about Esteban Ocon’s rear-wing which looks on the verge of falling off - it’s wobbling horribly!

A reminder: Norris has a five-second penalty, which would currently drop him down to P12 from P9.

Three laps to go...

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:36

Lewis Hamilton is eyeing up Fernando Alonso (Lap 63/70)

The gap between second and third is 1.9 seconds.

Alonso: “Copy, leave it to me.”

Could this be an intriguing race to the end... or do Aston Martin have enough?!

Max Verstappen’s lead, by the way, is 7.8 seconds. A 41st grand prix win beckons for the Dutchman.

Top-10: Verstappen, Alonso, Hamilton, Leclerc, Sainz, Perez, Albon, Ocon, Bottas, Norris

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:29

Lewis Hamilton narrows gap to Alonso to two seconds (Lap 58/70)

Fernando Alonso is being told to “lift-and-coast” by the Aston Martin pit wall - and Lewis Hamilton is slowly but surely closing in!

Further down, Alex Albon is battling to maintain P7 - with a lengthy DRS train of Ocon, Bottas, Norris and Stroll forming behind him.

Can the Williams hold on?

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:24

George Russell retires! (Lap 55/70)

George Russell is being told to retire! They’re worried about front-left brakes!

The Mercedes man is out of this race!

“So sorry everyone. Nothing more to say.”

That’ll be because of the damage earlier in the race due to that damage. His second retirement of the season!

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:18

Lewis Hamilton cutting gap to Fernando Alonso (Lap 49/70)

Fernando Alonso goes off track at turn 3, so takes to the escape route onto the track - losing him 1.4 seconds!

Gap between Alonso and Hamilton: 3.2 seconds. Lewis Hamilton - on mediums compared to Alonso’s hards - has set the fastest lap of the race.

Alonso, incidentally, is 5.5 seconds behind Max Verstappen out in front.

4-10: Leclerc, Sainz, Perez, Albon, Russell, Ocon, Bottas

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:12

Fernando Alonso pits - and then so does Max Verstappen (Lap 43/70)

The domino effect! Fernando Alonso pits next, and Max Verstappen pits a lap later!

Verstappen rejoins in front still, 5.6 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso.

Alonso is five seconds clear of Hamilton.

As you were...

Kieran Jackson18 June 2023 20:03

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