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2022 Canada Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: And now the points domination has completely swung the other way. Will it swing again? For the sake of the fans, we hope so.

EVENT: There are almost just as many tourists who travel to Montreal this weekend who never go to the track as there are who go to the track. That's how big of an event this is, with the off track activities being just as much of an attraction as the on track action.

TRACK: It surprised us with the new regulations, we didn't see much, much more passing on a track typically easy to pass on.

QUALIFYING: Five different teams in the top five, Alonso returns to glory, Haas in the third row, Russell tries a wild gamble, Schumacher and Zhou with a yeoman effort, Perez gets a wedgie, and Aston Martin hates the rain.

RACE: Where passing should have been prevalent, it actually was difficult. However, the last safety car period gave us a nail biting final 16 laps where one slight mistake would have decided the win.

START: Max says no way Fernando, Alonso has to hold off Sainz, Magnussen brushes Hamilton, and Schumacher drops.

VERSTAPPEN: An epic qualifying lap. Then 16 epic race laps to hold of Sainz. What a performance.

PEREZ: That DNF came out of nowhere. Especially since it was the gearbox.

RED BULL: No doubt, the RB18 is the best designed car this year. As long as they stay on top of the reliability, this could turn out to be the Red Bull domination of old.

SAINZ: His best race of his career. Still itching for that first win.

LECLERC: Charles salvaged as much points as he could, especially considering being unable to pass Ocon for so long and a slow pit stop.

FERRARI: Their saving hope is they at times can still run faster than Red Bull.

HAMILTON: Lewis sure was happy for third place.

RUSSELL: The surest bet in Vegas -- George with a top five finish.

MERCEDES: They continue to show signs of improvement and competitiveness. But, let's be honest, their pace is still a decent amount off from Red Bull and Ferrari.

OCON: Outgunned by his teammate, but circumstances had Esteban helping to tow his teammate.

ALONSO: So much pre-race hope. So much post-race disappointment. Then, to add insult to an engine problem injury, Fernando is docked five seconds for weaving, losing two more spots.

ALPINE: Why did they leave Alonso out so long?

ZHOU: Another very strong weekend. Made more impressive by his first time at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and Saturday's weather conditions.

GASLY: What happened? What a huge letdown for Pierre, especially after last weekend.

MCLAREN: What a complete mess of the stacked pit stops. A complete mess.

MAGNUSSEN: Kevin, Kevin, Kevin, you should know better. There was no way you were going to stay in front of Hamilton, even if you did pass him on the start. So, instead the risk put you out of the points, when there was so much available on the table.

SCHUMACHER: Was very strong all weekend, especially in wet qualifying. Was running a solid race. Then the racing gods decided Mick still wasn't going to score his first F1 points.

HAAS: And now they have fallen into ninth place. After all that promise at Bahrain.

TSUNODA: Just after receiving justifiable praise last week, Yuki makes a dumb error on cold tires.

FIA: Now getting involved with porpoising. It is a safety issue, but one wonders what kind of quigmire they are going to get themselves into.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Groundhog.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 95 -- The points swing in the last six races between Verstappen and Leclerc.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Red Bull has now passed Lotus for fifth place in the all time constructors win list with 82 victories. Though, with a caveat -- the last two Lotus wins were not with the original (and same would say only) Team Lotus, so some would say Red Bull has been in fifth place two races ago. Nonetheless, the first Red Bull win came in the 2009 Chinese GP. Sebastian Vettel, who also gave Toro Rosso their first win, ironically before Red Bull, did the honors from pole position. Mark Webber made it a 1-2 finish.

TWEET OF THE WEEKEND: Alpine tweeting out before the race on the grid: The view from P2. We like it.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Carlos Sainz on those final 16 laps, "I gave it all. I was risking everything, over the curbs, close to the wall and having a few moments out there in dirty air."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Mick Schumacher after his heart wrenching engine failure, "I feel like we built the cake, but we just didn't get to put the frosting on it."

SCHEDULE: Off to Silverstone, which has an atmosphere just a tick better than Montreal -- and only because of all the competitive British drivers.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Verstappen 70
2. Sainz 70
3. Hamilton 70
4. Russell 70
5. Leclerc 70
6. Ocon 70
7. Bottas 70
8. Zhou(R) 70
9. Alonso 70
10. Stroll 70
11. Ricciardo 70
12. Vettel 70
13. Albon 70
14. Gasly 70
15. Norris 70
16. Latifi 70
17. Magnussen 70
NC Tsunoda 47
NC Schumacher 18
NC Perez 7

Time of Race
1:36:21.757

Margin of Victory
0.993 secs.

Safety Car
1 for 5 laps

Virtual Safety Car
2 for 3 laps

Lead Changes
4 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz

Fastest Race Lap
Carlos Sainz

Pole Position
Max Verstappen

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Verstappen 175
2. Perez 129
3. Leclerc 126
4. Russell 111
5. Sainz 102
6. Hamilton 77
7. Norris 50
8. Bottas 46
9. Ocon 39
10. Alonso 18
11. Gasly 16
12. Magnussen 15
  Ricciardo 15
14. Vettel 13
15. Tsunoda 11
16. Zhou(R) 5
17. Albon 3
  Stroll 3

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 304
2. Ferrari 228
3. Mercedes 188
4. McLaren 65
5. Alpine 57
6. Alfa Romeo 51
7. AlphaTauri 27
8. Aston Martin 16
9. Haas 15
10. Williams 3
 
 

2022 Thoughts
Bahrain Saudi Arabia Australia Emilia Romagna
Miami Spain Monaco Azerbaijan
Canada Great Britain Austria France
Hungary Belgium Holland Italy
Singapore Japan United States
Mexico City Sao Paulo Abu Dhabi

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Bahrain Emilia Romagna Portugal Spain Monaco
Azerbaijan France Steiermark Austria Great Britain
Hungary Belgium Holland Italy
Russia Turkey United States Mexico City
Sao Paulo Qatar Saudi Arabia Abu Dhabi

2020 Thoughts
Austria Steiermark Hungary Great Britain Anniversary
Spain Belgium Italy Tuscany
Russia Eifel Portugal Emilia Romagna
Turkey Bahrain Sakhir Abu Dhabi

2019 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Azerbaijan Spain
Monaco Canada France Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Russia Japan
Mexico United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2018 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Azerbaijan Spain
Monaco Canada France Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Russia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2017 Thoughts
Australia China Bahrain Russia
Spain Monaco Canada Azerbaijan
Austria Great Britain Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2016 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Russia Spain
Monaco Canada Europe Austria
Great Britain Hungary Germany Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2015 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore Japan Russia United States
Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2014 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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