FACTS AND STATS: Verstappen’s Montreal triumph moves Red Bull above Lotus in wins list
The late Safety Car gave Ferrari fans some hope, but in the end nothing could halt the Red Bull train, as Max Verstappen made it six wins on the trot for the team from Milton Keynes. But plenty of others were generating some nice numbers in Canada – here’s our round-up...
• Verstappen’s win was Red Bull's sixth consecutive victory. They've only done that once before, when Sebastian Vettel won nine in a row in 2013.
• Verstappen’s 26th career win puts him ninth on the all-time win list at age 24, surpassing passing Jim Clark and Niki Lauda.
• The Red Bull team now have 82 F1 wins, passing Lotus for fifth in the all-time list.
• For Verstappen, it was his first win in Montreal.
• After his P2, Carlos Sainz now has 11 Formula 1 podiums without a victory – that’s just two short of Nick Heidfeld's record, who himself finished second in consecutive Canadian Grands Prix in 2007 and 2008.
• Today was Sainz’s fifth career second-place finish.
• His third place today was Lewis Hamilton’s second podium finish of 2022 and his first since the opening race of the year in Bahrain.
• It was also the first time Hamilton's beaten Mercedes team mate George Russell since then.
• Russell finished P4, maintaining his record of finishing every race in the top five this season. He remains the only driver to score in every race in 2022.
• Charles Leclerc recovered to P5 from 19th on the grid, but lost another 15 points to Verstappen in the standings.
• P6 for Esteban Ocon tied Alpine's best result of the year – Ocon was also sixth in Saudi Arabia.
• Team mate Fernando Alonso finished seventh for the third consecutive race.
• At Alfa Romeo, Valtteri Bottas took P8 for his seventh points finish in nine Grands Prix this year. He also scored in the F1 Sprint at Imola.
• His team mate Zhou Guanyu secured his best career finish in F1 with ninth place and his first points since scoring on his debut in Bahrain.
• Alfa Romeo scored with both cars for the second time this year.
• For Aston Martin, Lance Stroll finished in P10 – the third time that he has scored points in his home race after being eliminated in Q1.
• Team mate Sebastian Vettel could only manage P12 – the first time he's failed to score in Montreal in his career. Today was his 12th race start here.
• Following Sergio Perez’s DNF, Red Bull now have more mechanical retirements this season than Ferrari, four to three.