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Happy Father’s Day, Jos: Max Verstappen Clinches Red Bull’s 100th Win in Canadian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen secured an impressive win for Red Bull in the Canadian Grand Prix, held on Father’s Day, June 18, 2023. The win marked Red Bull’s 100th victory, a remarkable feat in the history of the sport. Verstappen raced past his competitors, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, to take the lead and hold it through the race.

The podium was a sight to behold, with a total of 13 World Championships represented by the drivers. Verstappen, Alonso, and Hamilton, with seven, two, and two titles respectively, made up the most decorated F1 podium of all time. Adrian Newey, the Red Bull chief technical officer, added another 23 titles to the count, with 11 driver and 12 constructor championships.

After the race, Verstappen’s father, Jos, must have been feeling pretty proud of his son’s performance, as he watched from the stands. The Dutch national anthem played in honor of Verstappen’s win, followed by the Austrian anthem for Red Bull’s triumph.

The win was not only a cause for celebration for Red Bull, but also for Verstappen, who now has a commanding lead in the championship. With a 170-point lead over his nearest competitor, Sergio Perez, Verstappen is a strong favorite to win the title. In fact, if he loses the championship, it would be the biggest turnaround in F1 history.

Hamilton, who finished third, praised the Montreal crowd in his post-race interview, saying, “such an incredible city, with such a great crowd every year here without fail.” He also acknowledged the tough competition from his opponents, saying he knew it “wouldn’t be our strongest circuit because we struggle in the lower speed corners.”

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Alonso, who finished second, had a tough battle on his hands, having to fight with Hamilton and the Mercedes team after losing a place at the start. He described the race as “very demanding” and acknowledged that he didn’t have “one lap where I could relax.”

The win was Red Bull’s seventh victory in seven races this season, and their ninth win on the bounce. They now have a commanding lead in the constructors’ title race, with 287 points, followed by Mercedes with 152 points.

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In a sport where every second counts, the Canadian Grand Prix showcased the best of F1 racing. From Verstappen’s masterful driving to the impressive podium, it was a race that will be remembered for years to come. And for Jos Verstappen, it was a special Father’s Day gift from his son.

Image credits: Road & Track


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