The Dutch world champion can consolidate his lead at the top of the drivers’ classification on Sunday at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit.
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Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) demoted to the back of the grid after changes to his single-seater, Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) trapped on Saturday during the qualifying session from Q2… More than ever, world champion Max Verstappen (Red Bull ) has the opportunity to widen the gap on his pursuers, Sunday, June 19, during the Grand Prix of Canada.
Dominant all weekend in Montreal, the Dutch driver overcame qualifying made complicated by the rain on Saturday to clinch his second pole of the season. He will have a sixth success in his sights. But watch out for the returning Fernando Alonso (Alpine), again on the front row and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari).
On the French side, if Esteban Ocon (Alpine) showed great things (7th), it looks more complicated for Pierre Gasly. The AlphaTauri driver had performed excellent free practice before suffering a brake problem at the front of his single-seater during the first qualifying session. A mechanical problem, as well as a bad choice of tires, which pushed him back to 16th place on the grid.