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Max Verstappen was also victorious in Canada

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Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has clinched his sixth victory in the eighth race of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix. The Dutchman extended his lead in the championship standings in Montreal to 69 points and is heading for his third consecutive title early in the season. With 41 race wins, he now has as many as Ayrton Senna. The international press writes:

Great Britain:

»The Sun«: "Max Verstappen takes Red Bull's 100th Formula 1 victory with another crashing show of dominance."

»Daily Mail«: "Max Verstappen now has four wins in a row, wins with a lead from start to chequered flag and draws level with Ayrton Senna."

»The Telegraph«: "Verstappen's 41st success was not one that will be remembered for very long. He was in absolute control of the race throughout."


»Marca«: "Max Verstappen took another victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, his sixth in eight races this year, but this time it was different. Fernando Alonso joined him on the podium, but this time only nine seconds behind him instead of the usual 25, showing that Aston Martin is improving.

»Mundo Deportivo«: "He's only 25 years old. But he has the world in his hands. Max Verstappen, two-time world champion and current king of Formula 1, is heading for his third title without wavering.

»As«: "Max wins the Canadian Grand Prix, but Aston Martin and Mercedes worry Red Bull for the first time this season."


»Corriere dello Sport«: "Max Verstappen is in seventh heaven after the victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, which corresponds to his 41st personal triumph (Ayrton Senna achieved) and Red Bull's 100th, which achieves an extraordinary goal in less than ten years of history."

"Tuttosport": "The weekend of the Canadian Grand Prix is one of those that Red Bull and Max Verstappen remember: the Dutch driver has actually won his 41st race, drawing level with Ayrton Senna, while the racing stable is coming up with its 100th Formula 1 victory in little more than a decade in its history."


"L'Équipe": "There's Max Verstappen, and there's the rest. In the lead from start to finish, the Dutch driver takes his 41st success and draws level with a certain Ayrton Senna."


»Kronen Zeitung«: »Max Verstappen is simply unstoppable! The world championship leader also won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, giving his Red Bull team its 100th triumph in Formula 1. It was also the Dutchman's 41st Grand Prix victory. He is now on a par with three-time champion Ayrton Senna, who died in 1994."

»Courier«: "Red Bull and Max Verstappen make history in Formula 1."


»Blick«: "Red Bull and its superstar Max Verstappen made Formula 1 history at the Canadian GP: the canned team celebrated its 100th triumph, and the Dutchman is now on a par with Ayrton Senna in terms of success."

»Tages-Anzeiger«: "It's early in this Canadian Grand Prix when Max Verstappen shoots the bird. At least that's exactly what the world championship leader reports: that he touched a bird with his Red Bull."