Verstappen led for almost all of the race, which was interrupted twice for digital security automobiles which performed an enormous position in technique.
But it surely was a full security automotive that performed into Sainz’s fingers close to the top, permitting him to assault Verstappen within the closing levels, however he simply couldn’t discover a well beyond.
2022 Canadian Grand Prix race outcomes
How the Canadian Grand Prix unfolded
Verstappen held his pole benefit on the run to Flip 1, arriving there forward of Fernando Alonso (Alpine) and Sainz. Lewis Hamilton simply held fourth for Mercedes after a wheel-to-wheel battle with Kevin Magnussen moments later at Flip 3, the Dane selecting up some injury to his Haas’s right-front wing endplate.
Sainz DRS-ed previous Alonso for second place on Lap 3, with Verstappen already 2.5s up the street.
George Russell’s Mercedes outbraked Magnussen for fifth on the hairpin, with Magnussen being proven the black and orange flag. He pitted from sixth on the finish of Lap 8 for a brand new entrance wing.
Sergio Perez’s weekend went from dangerous to worse when his Purple Bull suffered a gearbox problem on Lap 8 and was pressured to tug off, inflicting a digital security automotive. Chief Verstappen pitted for exhausting tyres, selling Sainz and Alonso to run first and second. Hamilton additionally stopped, giving up spots to Russell and Esteban Ocon (Alpine) as he rejoined in sixth.
The race resumed on Lap 10 with Sainz 1.5s forward of Alonso, with Verstappen an additional 4s behind. On recent hards, Hamilton handed Ocon for fifth.
Verstappen breezed previous Alonso with DRS on Lap 15 for second however was now 5.5s behind chief Sainz.
Haas then misplaced its second automotive from the factors when Mick Schumacher pulled off at Lap 19 in the identical spot as Perez, inflicting one other VSC that Russell pitted beneath. Sainz pitted simply because the VSC ended, rejoining simply in entrance of Hamilton in third.
After warding off Hamilton, Sainz repassed Alonso for second on Lap 23, with Hamilton doing likewise a tour later. Alonso pitted on Lap 29, dropping to seventh, behind a battling Ocon and Leclerc.
Leclerc, who began 19th after an engine change penalty, began on the exhausting tyres and picked his approach by way of the tailenders to run 13th after 10 laps.
He then obtained held up behind the Alfa Romeo of Valtteri Bottas, which was toiling to go Alex Albon’s Williams. However as soon as they stopped combating, Leclerc was in a position to get forward of each and get solidly into the factors.
Leclerc then obtained caught behind Ocon, the place he remained till Lap 42 – after which suffered a gradual cease that price him 4 locations, placing him on the rear of a DRS practice in 12th once more.
Verstappen pitted for a second time on Lap 44 and rejoined simply behind Hamilton in third, however solely took a lap to DRS previous him, simply earlier than Hamilton stopped once more.
Sainz led by 10s with 25 laps to go. Leclerc obtained again into the factors by then, rising to eighth by the point Yuki Tsunoda put his AlphaTauri into the wall exiting the pits, inflicting a security automotive.
Sainz pitted for a brand new set of hards, restarting proper behind Verstappen on tyres that have been six laps brisker, and forward of Hamilton, Russell, Ocon, Alonso and Leclerc in a 16-lap dash to the end.
Sainz stayed in DRS vary of Verstappen, as Leclerc outbraked Alonso for sixth at Flip 10, then repeated the transfer on Ocon a few laps later for fifth.
Lap after lap, Sainz obtained proper on to Verstappen’s tail however the reigning world champion held his nerve and his lead.
UPDATE: After the race, Alonso was given a 5s penalty for weaving in front of Bottas, which drops him from seventh to ninth.