F1 Canadian Grand Prix 2022 result: Verstappen holds off Sainz to claim his first Montreal victory as Perez retires

Red Bull's Max Verstappen claimed his sixth win of the 2022 F1 season to extend his lead at the top of the drivers' championship.

The Dutch star managed to hold off Ferrari's Carlos Sainz as the Spaniard pushed for his maiden F1 victory up until the very last lap. A late safety car set up a thrilling duel between the pair over the final 15 laps.

For the second time this season, Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez was forced to retire from the race due to engine problems, while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton grabbed his second podium this campaign in third.

Hamilton's teammate George Russell kept up his own personal streak of finishing in the top five of every race so far this season by claiming P4, while Charles Leclerc put together a strong performance to come home in P5 despite starting from the back of the grid.

Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu and Lance Stroll rounded out the top 10, though Alonso dropped to P9 in the final results as the Spanish driver was issued with a five-second penalty late on by the FIA.

Max Verstappen proved too much to handle once again for the rest of the field as the current world champion claimed his sixth GP win of the 2022 season.

A late safety car had gifted Ferrari's Carlos Sainz a huge chance but, despite the Spanish driver's best efforts, he was never close enough to make a move on the Red Bull driver in an effort to try and claim his first career victory.

With Perez laid low by engine failure and Leclerc battling gamely against the effects of his grid penalty, Verstappen extended his lead at the top of the standings to 46 points.

The result means Red Bull have won six successive races, only the second time the team has managed that feat in Formula 1.