Max Verstappen made headlines more than once following his victory at the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 25-year-old F1 star, who races for Red Bull Racing-Honda RBPT, claimed 25 points with his victory at the Grand Prix. The race was held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve track in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
But Verstappen’s victory wasn’t the only news story to emerge from Montreal on Sunday. The 2021 and 2022 Formula One World Champion, aiming for a third straight title, unknowingly won the race with a dead bird stuck in his racecar.
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Fernando Alonso of Spain finished second in the Canadian Grand Prix, claiming a valuable 18 points. Lewis Hamilton of the United Kingdom finished third to win 15 points, with Charles Leclerc (12 points) and Carlos Sainz Jr. (10 points) rounding out the top five.
The Canadian Grand Prix marked the eighth race on the 2023 Formula One World Championship calendar. The next race, the Austrian Grand Prix, will be held on July 2 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielburg, Austria.
Verstappen is comfortably sitting atop the F1 2023 driver standings with 195 points. Sergio Perez is a distant second with 126 points, followed by the aforementioned Fernando Alonso with 117 points. Hamilton, with 102 points, is the only other driver with triple-digit points thus far in 2023.
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