Dutch driver Max Verstappen (Red Bull) will try to maintain his current dominance in the 2022 season of the Formula 1 World Championship. Canadian Grand Prix This weekend, and a demoralized Ferrari from Montmeló and a much livelier Fernando Alonso (Alp) after a good run, he’s boosting his lead against his followers in a race that will measure the mood.

No more smiles Maranello like after the first stage of the championship. ‘F1-75’ Sakhir shone at the tracks in Jeddah and Melbourne and put Leclerc in a solid lead. By then, it was already felt that ‘RB-18’ would fight, but what no one expected was definitely the downfall of ‘Scuderia’.

From win in australiaThe Monegasque driver has only one podium finish in the next five Grands Prix in Miami, but had to retire last week due to mechanical problems in Barcelona and Baku, both with great chances of victory, and Ferrari the other car, Carlos Sainz. He was also depressed with joy because he had already withdrawn three times.

Red Bull didn’t let him pass and chained five wins in a row, four from Verstappen. the other three doubles.

That way, the ‘Czech’ is the current champion’s main rival because Leclerc is 34 points behind and needs to react as quickly as possible, starting this weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and his famous ‘Wall of Champions’. who returned after being absent in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and ‘prancing horseOne of Sebastian Vettel’s few joys in recent years, with his victory in 2018.

Then you have to go back to Michael Schumacher and 2004 to see Ferrari’s previous victory in Montreal, a place normally owned by Mercedes, whose morale was boosted slightly after George Russell’s third and Lewis Hamilton’s fourth. cannot be explained with ‘pouring‘ In Azerbaijan, although they seem to be one step behind their two rivals.

Verstappen wasn’t too good either, he could only boast third place in 2018, but given the current potential of his car, he’s emerging as the favorite alongside a Leclerc who dominates solidly on Saturdays (four ‘poles’ in a row) and hopes to do it again, and then have mechanics accompany him to fight the Dutchman, whose car was performing better on Sundays. It should be noted that since 2015 Gilles Villeneuve has achieved the fastest win in qualifying.

Spaniards will continue to develop

Carlos Sainz came to Canada and after a while he wanted to be on the front lines again. hydraulic problem He ruined his race in Baku shortly after the start of the race, with a third dropout keeping him away from the title fight except by some miracle.

“You have to try to be positive, think there’s still a lot of championships and days like this will come to others“Said Madrilenian resigned after a resignation that left him 67 points behind Verstappen in fifth place in the overall standings. He will now try to recover at a track where he was eighth-best with Renault in 2018.

The livelier Fernando Alonso was just in the last Grand Prix Driver with longest career in World Cup but he also managed to score a perfect seventh place and a third consecutive race point.

Asturian now manages to extract potential from an Alpine who is more reliable than at the start of the season and lets him beat his teammate. Stephen Ocon Now, the double world champion will only want to place in the ‘Top 10’ of the general classification with another good performance at Gilles Villeneuve, which he conquered in 2006 and has no good memories of his last two visits with McLaren. .

Program F1 GP Canada 2022

Friday, June 17

  • Free practice 1: 20:00 – 21:00 (CET)

  • Free practice 2: 23:00 – 12:00 (CET)

Saturday, June 18

  • Free practice 3: 19:00 – 20:00 (CET)

  • Classification: 22:00 – 23:00 (CET)

Sunday, June 19

  • Race: 20:00 (CET) (70 laps)

Where can I watch the Formula 1 Canadian GP?

The race can be watched live on DAZN and SPORT. If you have Movistar+, you can also watch Formula 1 on DAZN F1 channel (Translate 58).