Max Verstappen Wins 2024 Canadian Grand Prix
Candian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen Makes The Difference To Secure Victory
Formula One

The negative outcome of the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix was that Max Verstappen secured victory during a tense, incident-filled race. The positive outcome post-race is that Red Bull no longer enjoys a significant performance advantage, as Max Verstappen made the difference and overcame wet and changeable conditions to take a deserving victory. But it wasn’t easy; George Russell started from pole, with wet conditions prompting all runners to start the race on intermediates, except the Hass team, who opted for full wets.

The decision seemed good initially for the Hass team, but eventually, the track began to dry, favoring those on intermediates. Russell managed to pull out a small but narrow advantage over Verstappen in the first part of the race. However, Russell’s pace began to fade, and Verstappen seized his opportunity. Meanwhile, third-place Norris was just slightly faster.

Russell surrendered his lead to Verstappen after a mistake in the last corner, allowing Norris to slip into second. Norris then chased down and overtook Verstappen for the lead, establishing a narrow margin. It appeared McLaren was poised for victory.

However, amidst a series of safety car incidents and changing weather conditions, along with strategic pit stops, Verstappen somehow found himself back in the lead. With a drying track and 10 laps remaining, Verstappen regained his momentum as his competitors fell behind.

In the end Verstappen managed to edge out Norris by a three-second margin to claim victory, with George Russell rounding up the top three in what turned out to be an unpredictable race.

2024 Canadian Grand Prix: Results:

1 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull 1:45:47.927 70 laps 2 stops
2 Lando NORRIS McLaren +3.879 2 stops
3 George RUSSELL Mercedes +4.317 3 stops
4 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +4.915 3 stops
5 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +10.199 2 stops
6 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +17.510 2 stops
7 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +23.625 2 stops
8 Daniel RICCIARDO RB +28.672 2 stops
9 Pierre GASLY Alpine +30.021 2 stops
10 Esteban OCON Alpine +30.313 1 stop
11 Nico HULKENBERG Haas +30.824 3 stops
12 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas +31.253 4 stops
13 Valtteri BOTTAS Kick Sauber +40.487 1 stop
14 Yuki TSUNODA RB +52.694 1 stop
15 Guanyu ZHOU Kick Sauber +1 lap 3 stops


Alex Albon, contact
Carlos Sainz, spin and contact
Charles Leclerc, power unit issue
Sergio Perez, crash damage
Logan Sargeant, crash

Max Verstappen Wins 2024 Canadian Grand Prix
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