Max Verstappen Wins Canadian Grand Prix
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen stands during practice for the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021

Max Verstappen wins Canadian Grand Prix, equaling Aryton Senna’s record of 41 victories in his sixth win in eight races.

The recent win gives him a 69-point lead in the race to the championship. It is also Red Bull’s 100th win.

Coming in second place is Fernando Alonso who overtook Lewis Hamilton who came in third. In fourth is Charles LeClerc who recovered from a qualifying 11th.

Verstappen had a winning margin of 9.5 seconds, the smallest for Red Bull this season so far – an encouragement for those in the chance, including Mercedes who has been seeing improvements in their performance in the last two races.

But it was clear that Verstappen could have won with a larger margin should he have wanted to.

His matching of Senna’s career achievement was done when he was nine years younger than the Brazilian legend.

Many are now curious as to where Verstappen’s career will peak and he may go on to match more Formula 1 greats such as – Alain Prost, Sebastian Vettel, and Michael Schumacher. He may also even surpass contemporary – Hamilton.

The three drivers on the podium had an impressive 11 world championships between them and 23 titles – 11 drivers and 12 developers.

It had been a good race for Hamilton and Mercedes who are now having more success with changes to their build.

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