Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen returned to pole position while his teammate Sergio Perez crashed in wet Montreal ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday.
Penalty-taker Charles Leclerc for the new engine will start from fourth while two-time champion Fernando Alonso made an impressive return to the top three, finishing second to start the race on Sunday.
It is just the second pole this season for Verstappen, who sits at the top of the driver standings with 150 points – 21 ahead of his team’s Sergio Perez, who is in second place.
Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton showed signs of resurgence in Canada with a time of 1:22:891 – his fourth best in qualifying and his best start so far this season.
With veteran champions struggling to get back on their stride, it will be interesting to see who gets a wider lead in the race for the championship, which has been full of unexpected turns throughout the decade.
To discuss the same, Formula One analyst and journalist Matthew Marsh will be live streaming the GOF1 show.
Marsh is a former professional racer who won the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in 2004 and was the first driver to represent Hong Kong at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Since retiring from racing, Marsh has been associated with several media projects, including Fox Sports And have decided to launch another project – the GOF1 show, which involves interactions after each F1 race with professionals in the sport – through audience interviews and real-time questions.
This time the show’s special guest will be the legendary F1 trackside commentator, Bob Constanduros, who is remembered as the “Champagne” shout-out at the end of every F1 awards ceremony.
There will also be insights from former F1 driver Alex Yong after the race.