Damon Hill thrilled to see Lando Norris overtake Max Verstappen with DRS at the Canadian GP

Lando Norris showcased impressive pace against championship leader Max Verstappen in the first half of the Canadian GP.

Damon Hill thrilled to see Lando Norris overtake Max Verstappen with DRS at the Canadian GP

Lando Norris (L), Max Verstappen (R), Damon Hill (C) (images via IMAGO)

McLaren is having one of its best outings of the season at the Canadian GP. Woking’s challenger is extremely fast and the two drivers Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris are breezing through the circuit. During the race, Norris had an impressive overtake on Max Verstappen to take the runner-up spot. Upon this, Damon Hill showcased his excitement.

Lando Norris has been driving exceptionally well around the Canadian GP circuit. McLaren has great chassis performance, especially against Red Bull’s struggling pace. Norris overtook Max Verstappen to take the runner-up spot while using DRS on the straight. Additionally, the 24-year-old further extended the lead and overtook George Russell to take the lead of the Canadian GP. Damon Hill took to X to showcase his contentment with this racing action.

Wow. An actual overtake of Max with DRS!
Damon Hill posted on his X account @HillF1.

The competition is closing in with the top four teams as compared to the season’s beginning. Red Bull is no longer in their dominant era as the team lost out on multiple races. Ferrari and McLaren are looking extremely strong and hopeful of a competition with the Austrian constructor. Hence, the Canadian GP will witness great racing action towards the end of the race.

Lando Norris fell down to P3 after not pitting under the Safety Car at the Canadian GP

Lando Norris was quick to extend the lead towards George Russell and Verstappen. The Briton quickly went ahead by almost six seconds over the rival teams. Hence, the 24-year-old was highly hopeful of scoring a similar victory to his maiden win in Miami GP. However, Logan Sargeant‘s unexpected crash and safety car jumbled the order of the drivers.

Lando Norris (via IMAGO)
Lando Norris (via IMAGO)

Lando Norris decided to not pit under the safety car for another set of Inters. The Briton stuck out and pitted in the next lap. However, the trailing drivers pit first and took the early lead by saving time. As a result, Norris found himself in P3 after pitting very late. Max Verstappen took the lead in the Canadian GP for the first time after starting the race in P2.

Norris will have to fight a lot on the track to move up the pecking order. McLaren’s strong pace has showcased that they deserve a chance at the win. Hence, the race might put forth a great racing action in the forefront for all the drivers. As things currently are, the rain-logged Montreal circuit could see Verstappen sail to victory under wet conditions.

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