Formula 1 made a guest appearance in Montreal at the weekend. The Canadian Grand Prix was coming up. There was drama about Mick Schumacher.
The Canadian Grand Prix: The standings after 70 laps
|1. Verstappen||2. Sainz||3.Hamilton||4. Russell|
|5. Leclerc||6.Ocon||7. Alonso||8. Bottas|
|9.Zhou||10. Stroll||11. Ricciardo||12. Hag|
|13. Albon||14. Gasly||15. Norris||16. Latifi|
|17. Magnussen||OUT- Tsunoda||OUT- Schumacher||OUT – Perez|
Update from June 19, 9:47 p.m.: Wow, that was really exciting at the back! In the end, however, world champion Verstappen wins and extends his lead in the overall classification. “It was really fun,” says the Red Bull driver immediately after the race. Also great news: Lewis Hamilton is on the podium.
Formula 1: Sainz delivers crazy fight! Verstappen wins Canadian Grand Prix
70/70 laps: ENOUGH! MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS THE CANADA GRAND PRIX!
68/70 rounds: Sainz is almost six tenths behind Verstappen. Phew, this is going to be exciting!
67/70 rounds: Next fastest race lap from Sainz…
64/70 rounds: Sainz won’t give up, Verstappen won’t get away! It’s going to be an exciting six rounds. Commendable: Hamilton is currently P3, which would be his best result of the season.
60/70 rounds: Ten more rounds! Can Sainz get his first win of his career? Verstappen is struggling a lot. The other Ferrari is also fighting its way forward – Leclerc has already moved up to P5.
58/70 rounds: Ui, Sainz is really making steam! The Ferrari is within striking distance because the Red Bull is not doing so well at the moment. Is there anything else? But it won’t be easy…
Formula 1: Canadian GP NOW in the live ticker – safety car phase brings exciting final phase
55/70 rounds: Spectacular restart after the safety car phase! But Verstappen keeps Sainz in check and defends first place. Can he last 15 laps?
49/70 rounds: Tsunoda crashes into the wall after exiting the pits – and the safety car comes out. Wow, now it’s getting really exciting again with the front places.
44/70 rounds: Verstappen comes into the box – and Red Bull does a great job. However, the world champion now has a lot of traffic in front of him and almost collides with Hamilton when leaving.
42/70 round: Now Mick Schumacher speaks up sky about his end. “It’s an uncomfortable feeling. We already had the pace,” says the Haas driver: “It’s very annoying in that respect. But I take a lot of positive things with me from the weekend. We showed that we have what it takes to finish in the points. I think today would have been the day – but as I said: Another day…”
35/70 rounds: Halftime at the Canadian Grand Prix. It currently looks like Max Verstappen’s fourth win in a row. But: You never know in Formula 1…
30/70 rounds: At the front, world champion Verstappen does his laps in a relaxed manner. The Ferrari isn’t really outstanding, which is why Sainz can’t attack the Dutchman. Leclerc in particular has his problems and is struggling. “I have no grip,” says the Monegasse over the pit radio. But P6 after 30 laps is really strong – but he still has to pit.
27/70 round: Is that bitter for Haas and Mick Schumacher. Both drivers initially had promising positions, but then the cars went on strike. So again no points for the team – and Mick.
Drama about Mick Schumacher! Haas driver retires in promising position
20/70 round: OUT! MICK SCHUMACHER IS OUT! Is that bitter! Haas suddenly slows down on the straight, Zhou can easily overtake him and Schumi Junior has to park his car in the next corner. Again no championship points for the German.
15/70 round: Now the classification is being swapped around a bit because some teams are going into the pits, but not Sainz. But now the race is open again and the Ferrari stays ahead of Verstappen. Of course, tactics are very important now.
9/70 rounds: Perez is out! The Red Bull is slowing down and just coasting – looks like a gearbox failure. The virtual safety car comes out and the field moves closer together.
6/70 rounds: Vettel and Gasly drive into the pits – and Magnussen also drives in because he needs a new front wing. Really bitter for the Haas pilot. From the dream of winning the point.
4/70 rounds: Sainz also grabs Alonso and moves up to P2. However, Verstappen has already gained a good lead. Schumacher remains eighth, Vettel fought his way to P15 but now has Leclerc breathing down his neck…
Furious start from Verstappen! World champion keeps competition at bay at Canadian GP
1/70 round: Start in Canada! Alonso sleeps, Verstappen marches straight ahead. Unfortunately, Mick Schumacher loses two places because Russell concedes him before the end of the first lap.
Update from June 19, 7:54 p.m.: The drivers are about to go on the formation lap. Then the lights go out – and the Canadian Grand Prix begins! We’re looking forward to it!
update from 19. June, 7:49 p.m.: “We’re still the third force,” Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has little hope of his silver arrows winning today: “P5 or P6 would be a good result,” said the Austrian before the race sky.
Update from June 19, 7:44 p.m.: What does the reigning world champion say just before the race? “I have to stay focused and do my job,” Verstappen explained sky: “The weather is good. But we were good in the rain and in the dry.” It will be exciting to see how the Dutchman Fernando Alonso tries to keep himself at bay in the first corner.
Update June 19, 7:28 p.m.: It starts in 32 minutes. The cars are still being finalized and are slowly being pushed onto the starting positions. The weather looks great, lots of sun and blue skies – and 19 degrees. So no rain race!
Formula 1: Who will win the Canadian Grand Prix? Red Bull boss gives tip
Update June 19, 7:06 p.m.: 70 laps are on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve today. Who has the staying power and what is important in Canada today? “It’s one of the toughest courses because the brakes are under a lot of stress,” said Red Bull boss Helmut Marko sky: “Ferrari will be the closest competitor, maybe Leclerc will have some luck with the safety car. That will be crucial.”
Update from June 19, 6:53 p.m.: Many eyes will be on Mick Schumacher today. After all, Schumi Junior is on P6, which would make his first championship points in his F1 career possible. Important because Schumacher was recently heavily criticized.
“It takes a lot of pressure off, and the pressure is just there,” said Uncle Ralf on Sky: “Mick shows exactly what he can do. It is no coincidence that he became Formula 2 and Formula 3 champion.” Haas boss Günther Steiner is also happy. “The whole team did a great job, both drivers were always calm,” said the South Tyrolean, who hopes to be able to “keep the positions as good as possible”.
Update from June 19, 6:11 p.m.: The Canadian Grand Prix starts in less than two hours. The weather seems to be holding up tonight, we currently have 17 degrees in Montreal and no rain. We’re excited to see how it will look at launch.
Formula 1: Canadian GP in the live ticker – Mick Schumacher in front of a historic moment
First report from June 19, 4 p.m.:
His mother Corinna hugged Schumacher, Haas team boss Günther Steiner was very satisfied, and Ferrari also congratulated his youngster: With his by far best qualifying result in the formula 1 the 23-year-old impressively defied the increasing pressure.
By taking sixth place on the grid in Montreal, the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher set a highlight and can hope for his first liberating World Championship points in the race (8 p.m. CEST).
Formula 1: Mick Schumacher shows his critics – Vettel with problems
“Of course it’s nice to have a good result. Something to build on. That shows that I’m here for a good reason,” said Schumacher, who died after his serious accidents in Jeddah and Monaco was recently criticized.
He wants to do his “best” in the race to hold his position – after all, highly rated drivers such as George Russell (Mercedes), World Championship runner-up Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and World Championship third Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) are starting in top cars behind him.
The old master stands surprisingly Fernando Alonso in the Alpine for the first time in ten years on the front row. Ex World Champion Sebastian Vettel however, did not get along at all in qualifying on the slippery track in Canada. “That can’t be,” radioed the native of southern Hesse to his Aston-Martin command post: “I had no grip,” emphasized Vettel and reacted unmistakably annoyed: “Oh, maaaaaan.”
Will it get better in the race on Sunday evening? We’ll know more from 8 p.m. (smk/sid)