Max Verstappen takes his sixth victory of the season as he holds off Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in thrilling conclusion to gripping Canadian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton taking third place

Lewis Hamilton climbed off his physio’s couch to claim third place in the Canadian Grand Prix that will act as balm in his season of torment. Verstappen would have been out of sight but for a late safety car. George Russell, in the second Mercedes, started eighth after taking on slick tyres on a drying track in qualifying, and finished fourth. Verstappen, Sainz, Hamilton, Russell, Leclerc, Ocon, Alonso, Bottas, Zhou, Stroll. Verstappen is still first – but Sainz, Hamilton and Russell are RIGHT on his tail!. Verstappen, Sainz, Hamilton, Russell, Ocon, Alonso, Leclerc, Bottas, Vettel, Zhou. George Russell, in P3, pits and Hamilton takes a podium place! Verstappen is seven seconds clear of Sainz, who is 10 clear of Hamilton, who is nine clear of Russell, who is 20 clear of Esteban Ocon. The current top 10 as it stands: Verstappen, Sainz, Hamilton, Russell, Ocon, Leclerc, Alonso, Bottas, Stroll, Zhou. 12 down, six to go… New top 10: Verstappen, Alonso, Sainz, Hamilton, Russell, Ocon, Bottas, Leclerc, Stroll, Zhou. Carlos Sainz of Ferrari, who did not pit and therefore overtook Verstappen. Current top 10: Sainz, Alonso, Verstappen, Russell, Ocon, Hamilton, Schumacher, Zhou, Ricciardo, Albon. Verstappen, Alonso, Sainz, Hamilton, Magnussen, Schumacher, Ocon, Russell, Ricciardo, Zhou.

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