Verstappen shuts out Norris and wet weather to win Canadian Grand Prix

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  • Dutchman extends title lead over Leclerc to 56 points
  • Norris’s charge halted by safety car intervention

The weather did its best and through four seasons in one day, the rain, gloom and the bright sunshine delivered what was a thrilling and tense fight for the Canadian Grand Prix, albeit one that ended with the familiar result of a win for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

The Dutchman deserved it, conquering what were at times immensely tricky, wet conditions to beat McLaren’s Lando Norris into second, the British driver believing he could have won but for the timing of a safety car in a race also notable for the remarkable pace of the Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton powered from seventh on the grid to claim fourth, after a battle at the death with his teammate George Russell, who was third.

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Written by Giles Richards
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