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Race: Max Verstappen holds off late Carlos Sainz thrust to win Canadian Grand Prix

Race: Max Verstappen holds off late Carlos Sainz thrust to win Canadian Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen held off a robust challenge from Carlos Sainz in the Canadian Grand Prix to win for the sixth time in eight races and extend his World Championship lead to 46 points.

As Formula 1 racing returned to Montreal for the first time since 2019, the romp to victory from pole position many had expected for the title-holder proved to be a much more difficult task.

A cakewalk had been predicted in some quarters because Verstappen’s two World Championship rivals Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez had been out of position at the start following a wet qualifying session and an engine penalty for the Ferrari driver, who was 19th on the grid, but instead the Red Bull man had to fend off a late thrust from Sainz.

Although Fernando Alonso had spoken of wanting to lead on the first lap from P2, it was Verstappen who got away in front as the first five on the grid maintained position but Mick Schumacher, from his highest ever starting place of sixth, dropped behind Esteban Ocon and…

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