Why “faster” Ferrari couldn’t beat Red Bull in Canadian GP
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Why “faster” Ferrari couldn’t beat Red Bull in Canadian GP

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On paper the Canadian Grand Prix will go down as Max Verstappen’s latest triumph, fending off late pressure from Carlos Sainz to extend his Formula 1 world championship lead. But as safety car periods, virtual and real, shook up the race Ferrari demonstrated it can take the fight to Red Bull after recent failures.

“I left everything out there. But compared to Red Bull, we were quicker the whole race. First time this season that I can say that I was fastest man on track.”

Carlos Sainz’s demeanour in the four 2022 post-race press conferences he’d attended before last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix had been strikingly downbeat. His struggles to gel with the F1-75 and teammate Charles Leclerc’s superiority explained why the famously open and analytical driver didn’t want to over celebrate. This time, he exuded confidence. But it was paired with familiar despair – because Max Verstappen beat him to victory in Formula 1’s first Montreal race since 2019.

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