The 2022 F1 Round 9 Canadian Grand Prix final was held on Sunday, June 19th at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, with Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) winning.
Montreal was blessed with fine weather on Sunday, and the 70-lap race started in dry conditions with a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius and a track surface temperature of 41 degrees Celsius at 14:00 local time.
The winner was Max Verstappen, who started from pole position. Verstappen got off to a good start and maintained his lead, changing tires in the first virtual safety car.
However, although the two pit stops after that were done at normal timing, Carlos Sainz Jr. (Scuderia) made a “free” pit stop with the virtual safety car on lap 20 and the safety car on lap 47. It was a fight against Ferrari) in a disadvantageous position in terms of tires, and after the final restart, he was constantly under the pressure of Sainz, who was within the DRS range, but he received the checkered lead by a narrow margin of 0.993 seconds.
Max Verstappen, who won two consecutive victories, is the sixth win of the season and the 26th in total. He won the same 150-race race as Carlos Sainz Jr., who made his synchronous debut in 2nd place. Sainz is on the podium 11 times in total. It wasn’t one step closer to his first victory.
3rd place is Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes F1. A smile spilled on the podium for the second time this season. Teammate George Russell followed in 4th place, and Mercedes F1 who continued to be in a difficult situation accumulated a lot of points again.
5th place is Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari). Winning 14 positions up from 19th place start. The difference with Russell in 4th place is 2.855 seconds. There was a time loss of 5 seconds or more at the pit stop, and if there was no time loss due to merging behind the DRS train that was supposed to be returned in front, it may have been possible to move up one level. ..
Esteban Ocon is in 6th place, and Fernando Alonso and Alpine F1 Team are in 7th place. Alonso started from the 2nd grid, but due to the bad luck that the timing of tire replacement and the introduction of VSC did not match, a team order was also issued at the end and finished behind Ocon.
8th place is Valtteri Bottas, and 9th place is Zhou Guanyu and Alfa Romeo F1 team. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), who became his home race, came in 10th.
Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing) retired on lap 9 due to a drivetrain problem. It may be because the clutch was damaged by putting it in the reverse while it was stuck in the barrier in the crash in the qualifying the day before.
Mick Schumacher (Haas F1 Team), who had started from the 6th grid on his highest grid, retired on lap 19 due to a PU problem.
Yuki Tsunoda (Scuderia AlphaTauri), who started from the end with a PU exchange penalty, crashed on turn 1 on lap 47 of the tire exchange Asago and retired.
Sergio Perez and Mick Schumacher retired with a virtual safety car, and Yuki Tsunoda retired with a safety car, which influenced the race development.
2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix Final Ranking / Results
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