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Verstappen grateful for straight-line speed advantage after fending off Sainz to Canadian GP victory

Max Verstappen was enthused by his late defending from the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz as the Red Bull driver took his sixth win of the season in Montreal. Verstappen had started on pole ahead of Fernando Alonso and Sainz, with the Ferrari get past the Alpine after a few laps of running. The Virtual Safety Car was deployed when Sergio Perez suffered a reliability failure, allowing Verstappen to pit as Sainz stayed out, but a similar problem for Mick Schumacher caused another caution period, so the 27-year-old responded with a stop of his own. READ: Carlos Sainz’s gamble fails in Canada The result was that Sainz was chasing Verstappen down with much fresher tyres, and the Dutchman could not...
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