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Formula One leader Max Verstappen achieved a significant milestone by winning his third consecutive Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. This victory places him in elite company, joining seven-time world champions Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton as the only drivers to secure three consecutive wins at this iconic event.

A Race Full of Challenges and Triumphs

The 2024 Canadian Grand Prix presented a different landscape compared to last year, yet the outcome remained the same with Verstappen on top. Despite facing various challenges throughout the weekend, including a sixth-place finish at the Monaco GP and mechanical issues during Friday’s practice session, Verstappen and his Red Bull team showcased their prowess with a flawless performance on race day.

Verstappen’s win in Montreal marks his 60th career victory and his 50th in the last 75 races, further cementing his dominance in the sport.

Podium Finishers and Race Highlights

McLaren’s Lando Norris and Mercedes’ George Russell rounded out the podium, finishing second and third respectively. The race was characterized by three different leaders and numerous overtakes, making for an exciting competition under the overcast skies of Montreal.

Verstappen began the race in second position behind pole-winner George Russell. Despite the tricky conditions, his strategic driving and the team’s effective race strategy propelled him to the front, where he remained unchallenged.

Historic Comparisons and Career Achievements

With 60 career wins, Verstappen now ranks third in all-time victories, trailing only Lewis Hamilton (103) and Michael Schumacher (91). His consistent performance highlights his standing as one of the top drivers in Formula One history.

Lewis Hamilton, who has won the Canadian GP seven times, finished fourth after a strong late-race effort where he briefly captured third place.

Canadian Representation

Canada’s own Lance Stroll, hailing from Montreal, finished seventh, marking his best result on his home track. Stroll’s performance was a bright spot for local fans, adding a touch of hometown pride to the event.

Looking Ahead

As the season progresses, Verstappen’s victory in Montreal reinforces his position as the leader in the Formula One standings. Fans and analysts alike will be watching to see if he can continue his winning streak and further etch his name in the annals of racing history.