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.

Ferrari, the most successful team in Formula 1 history, will try to stop the progress of World Cup leader Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and teammate Sergio Pérez of Mexico, as well as the leader of Red Bull. , manufacturers’ championship – ninth of the year at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix Montreal Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Built inside the artificial island of Notre-Dame that bathes the Saint Lawrence River and hosting, among others, canoeing events at the Montreal ’76 Olympic Games, the beautiful Canadian track is 4,361 meters long and has 14 bends; six on the left.

After two years of not participating in the World Cup due to the pandemic, Montreal will host the fifty-seventh edition of a Grand Prix where no one has won more (7) than Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Hamilton.: The player, who equaled the previous world title record two years ago, is still recovering from a serious skiing accident in Meribel in the French Alps at the end of 2013.

Alonso celebrated one of 32 F1 victories in Montreal (32 of Spain’s first-class victories in its history) in 2006, when he reaffirmed his title with Renault. Starting the season with misfortune, Fernando left Baku relatively happy after scoring points for the third time in the last three races. Alonso, still far from his deserved position, is in eleventh place with the same points (16) as the Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), who finished fifth in Azerbaijan.

The track in Montreal has conditions similar to those in Baku.here the goal will be to find the right settings that allow the least drag on long straights but the greatest possible downforce on slow corners.

Conditions similar to Azerbaijan, where no one equals the four podiums of ‘Checo’, keep the two Red Bull drivers optimistic. “It would be great to leave Canada with the same result as in Baku,” Verstappen said. said. However, the World Cup leader warned, “It is sensational to lead both championships, but there is still a long way to go and we have to keep pushing as a team,” the World Cup leader warned.

Formula 1 Canadian GP race schedule

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).