Max Verstappen claimed his fifth win in the last six races at the 2022 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, withstanding a late onslaught from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his second podium of the season in P3.
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Verstappen was looking well-placed for a comfortable victory over Sainz at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve when a Safety Car was called on Lap 49 of 70 after Yuki Tsunoda hit the Turn 2 barriers after exiting the pits.
Racing resumed with 16 laps remaining, Verstappen holding off the attacks of the fresher-tyred Sainz to claim his sixth victory of the season, and his 26th overall, as Sainz took his fifth podium of the year – although the Spaniard’s wait for his first victory continues.
Hamilton had been scathing in his assessment of the Mercedes W13 on Friday, but the car