‘There is nothing’: Hamilton, Verstappen and Sainz react to Tsunoda’s crash

Max Verstappen won Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Mercedes' Sir Lewis Hamilton.

Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Sir Lewis Hamilton took a few moments to look back on the Canadian Grand Prix in the cooldown room before the podium ceremony.

Verstappen had started on pole, and pitted under a Virtual Safety Car after team-mate Sergio Perez came to a stop following a gearbox issue.

It was fairly early in the race though, so another Virtual Safety Car would have worked out well for Sainz, who had cleared Fernando Alonso for second, and he got one when Haas’ Mick Schumacher suffered a failure of his own, leaving the Spaniard to chase down the reigning champion on fresher tyres.

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Aware that his tyres would struggle to make the end of the race, the Dutchman pitted again and, as he exited, he re-joined side-by-side with Hamilton, who held off Verstappen for most of the lap before himself making another stop.

“That was a close one,” said Verstappen, as they watched a replay of the pit exit.

“Oh yeah, I couldn’t see you after a while, you were in my… I was like ‘where is he?!’” replied Hamilton.

The Safety Car was deployed when Yuki Tsunoda lost control of his AlphaTauri on pit exit, going straight on into the barrier.

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Sainz made another stop as a result, putting him behind the Red Bull, and Verstappen went on to win the race.

“Out lap yeah?” queried Sainz as he watched Tsunoda’s crash on the screen.

“What, on the pit lane?” asked Hamilton.

“There’s a bump there, I was quite scared all weekend with the bump,” explained the Spaniard.

“Yeah, I braked before, I was like ‘psssst,’ there’s not a lot of grip out there,” said Verstappen.

“Pretty much, there is nothing,” added Sainz.

Verstappen’s win was sixth of the season as Sainz took his sixth podium of year, while Hamilton secured a top -three finish for the second time in 2022.