Race
F1 2022
Round 9

Max Verstappen Wins Canada Grand Prix

ca Circuit de Gilles-Villeneuve

Round 9 of the season, Canada Grand Prix took place at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Oracle Red Bull Racing driver, Max Verstappen won the race, with Sergio Perez retired.

Max Verstappen Wins Canada Grand Prix

Scuderia AlphaTauri driver, Pierre Gasly scored points in 14th place. Yuki Tsunoda started from 20th position but retired.


Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 1
Oracle Red Bull Racing
The weekend went pretty smoothly for me, and we can be happy with that. Overall the Ferraris were very quick and strong in the race. It was really exciting at the end; the last two laps were a lot of fun, I was flat out racing and I was giving it everything I had. The safety car towards the end of the race of course didn’t help, Carlos had fresher tyres so that made it difficult, I would have preferred to attack than defend, but luckily it worked out. Also, this year we seem to be quick on the straights so that helps a lot. The next race is Silverstone, I’m looking forward to going back to the more traditional tracks. We have to keep focused as a Team and find improvements wherever we can.

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 11
Oracle Red Bull Racing
We think it was a gearbox issue and I got stuck in gear unfortunately. Things were looking good, I had a good start, I was on the hard tyre and making progress. I had finally got Daniel, in the McLaren out of the DRS zone and it should have been a race where I could have worked my way through the field, so it’s a big shame. I felt I had plenty of potential in my race to make up a lot of places and recover good points. We need to keep on top of the reliability because a zero, when you are fighting for the Championship, is very painful and costly. You go into new regulations and there is always going to be new problems to face. Today hurts a lot, it has been a weekend to forget for me, so I want to forget about today and move onto Silverstone.

Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly 10
Scuderia AlphaTauri
Starting the race out of position we thought we'd go for a different strategy, so we pitted a bit earlier, but it didn’t really make much of a difference. We were struggling a lot with grip, sliding around a lot in these conditions, and we just didn’t have the pace to fight in the top 10. We will have to analyse everything, but objectively we were just too slow in the race. Likewise, we didn't get lucky with the Virtual Safety Car, but at the end of the day it wouldn’t have changed our end result that much. We need to use the gap now to work out what we could’ve done better, so we can arrive in Silverstone as best prepared as possible.

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda 22
Scuderia AlphaTauri
I've already been to the garage to apologise to all the team, I just pushed too much on pit exit and unfortunately I went into the wall. The pace was good today, and we’d made a strong recovery up until that point, even if it was hard to overtake, so I’m disappointed with that ending.



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