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FACTS AND STATS: Verstappen secures Montreal hat-trick as Stroll surpasses Villeneuve’s home record

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 09: Lance Stroll of Canada and Aston Martin F1 Team looks on from the

It was a rollercoaster ride of a race in Canada, with non-stop battles throughout the order as the weather wreaked havoc at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. A great one, then, for generating some fascinating figures – here’s our round-up of just some of the best.

• Today’s was Max Verstappen’s 60th career win, and his 50th in the last 75 races since the beginning of 2021.

• It was also his third consecutive Canadian Grand Prix race win.

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• Red Bull’s lead in the constructors’ championship more than doubled thanks to this win – they led Ferrari by 24 points before today and now have a 49 point advantage.

• Verstappen and McLaren’s Lando Norris finished one-two for the fourth time in the last five Grands Prix.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 09: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas

Hamilton made the top five for the first time in 2024

• McLaren scored points in Canada for the first time in 10 years.

• Norris is now the last driver to have scored in every Grand Prix in 2024.

• Team mate Oscar Piastri took P5 and has only failed to score in a Grand Prix once this season (in Miami).

• Today is the 56th anniversary of McLaren’s first-ever F1 Grand Prix win with Bruce McLaren at Spa in 1968.

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• George Russell’s P3 was Mercedes’ first podium finish in a Grand Prix this year.

• Lewis Hamilton’s P4 was his first top-five finish in a Grand Prix this season.

• Hamilton missed the podium for only the second time in the last eight Canadian Grands Prix.

• With P6 for Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso ended his two-race scoreless streak.

• Team mate Lance Stroll finished in P7 for his fifth points finish in his home race, breaking the record for a Canadian driver held by Gilles Villeneuve.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 09: Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber waves to the

Bottas enjoyed his best result of the season

• At RB, Daniel Ricciardo’s P8 was his first points finish in a Grand Prix in 2024 (he previously finished fourth in the Miami Sprint).

• Pierre Gasly’s P9 was Alpine’s best finish in a Grand Prix this season.

• With team mate Esteban Ocon in P10, Alpine scored points with both cars for the first time in 2024.

• Nico Hulkenberg (P11) and Kevin Magnussen (P12) were the only drivers to start on full wet tyres and the Haas duo ran in the top-four early in the race.

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• Valtteri Bottas took P13 for Kick Sauber to tie his best result of the season.

• Ferrari’s double DNF was their first pointless weekend since Australia 2023.

• Sergio Perez now has back-to-back DNFs for Red Bull, in Monaco and Canada.

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