Max Verstappen won the Canadian GP after an intense fight with Carlos Sainz in his Ferrari and has now increased his lead to 46 points from the second position contender, Sergio Perez with Charles Leclerc 3 more points down. But the regaining champion still thinks it is early to call off the fights for the title, as things could turn quickly in the sport.
Max Verstappen was 46 points behind Charles after suffering 2 DNF in the first three races. He has turned all the tables winning 5 of the last 6 races and is now 46 ahead of anyone. Red Bull at the start of the season seemed to struggle a lot with its reliability but the tides have taken a turn and now its the rival, Ferrari, losing points in bulk after getting their cars parked three times in the last three races, two of them being the title contender Charles.
Max himself considered the title “gone” after the first three races but is now on his way to the second one. But it is still a long season and he thinks things could still turn, “It’s still a very long way and I know the gap of course is quite big, but I also know that it can switch around very quickly,” he said.
Max Verstappen and Red Bull weren’t the strongest in Canada
Max won his first Canada GP and it was one the strongest race he fought to win, Red Bull wasn’t the strongest on the Canadian ground, but still managed an intense win. After a strong Baku weekend, things seemed a bit changed for the Bulls, agrees with Max.
“I mean, race three I was 46 behind, so we just need to stay calm, we need to focus, we need to improve, because today we’re not the quickest. It swings a bit, like last weekend it looked good in the race, now it didn’t look as good but we still managed to win and that I think is also a quality and we just have to work together with the whole team you know to try and just find little improvements in the car.” said the 24-year-old Dutchman.
Red Bull also faced radio issues in between the race, people on the pit wall had trouble listening to what Max said, “It didn’t work anymore,” said Gianpiero Lambiase.
“It decided to stop. I have no clue when it stopped. I guess it must have been working before, or it didn’t work before, which I’m sure they don’t mind.As long as I can hear him, that’s the main thing.” explained the race engineer.
Red Bull is still quite ahead for any team to catch quickly, with more 13 races to go, things could still change in or out of their favour.