Jabar Ekspres – Red Bull driver Max Verstappen managed to finish first in the Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix (GP) Canada 2023 at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit, Montreal, Monday morning WIB.
Max Verstappen clocked 1:33:58.348 during the 70-lap race.
Max Verstappen started the race on pole position F1 GP Canada and managed to excel far from the drivers behind him with a distance of +9.570 from the second position, namely Aston Martin team driver Fernando Alonso.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton had to settle for third on the podium in this race with a distance of +14.168 from Verstappen. The fourth and fifth positions went to Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
The victory saw Verstappen record six wins from eight races in 2023 and his 41st victory, putting him level with legendary racer Ayrton Senna.
Max Verstappen, who started the race on pole position, drove smoothly and began to slowly open up the distance. Meanwhile, Alonso and Hamilton overtook each other several times throughout the race.
Another Mercedes driver, George Russell failed to finish after having an accident on lap 12 so that the safety car had to be issued. A number of drivers took advantage of this situation to change tires at the pit stop.
The race resumed, the drivers’ positions did not change until lap 22 when Alonso managed to overtake Hamilton to take second place.
After that, Hamilton tried to hunt down Alonso. However, the Spaniard managed to maintain his position until the finish.
Max Verstappen was at the front from the start of the race and drove smoothly without rivals until crossing the finish line. Leclerc and Sainz completed the fourth and fifth positions in this race.
Meanwhile, Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez finished the race in sixth position.
Max Verstappen said he was happy to win his sixth victory in 2023.