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Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix 2024

International media reacts as Verstappen rebounds and Ferrari fails

Check out what the world is talking about following the 2024 F1 Canadian Grand Prix!

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Max Verstappen re-claimed the top step of the podium at the Canadian Grand Prix, with the Dutchman winning in Montreal for the third time in a row.

In doing so, he equalled Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher in achieving back-to-back-to-back wins at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

It was a thrilling fight at the front with Lando Norris and George Russell sparring with the 26-year-old, but the Red Bull driver prevailed to extend his championship lead to 56 points.

With neither Ferrari, nor Sergio Perez, scoring points, Daniel Ricciardo claimed an impressive result to silence home-hero and hater Jacques Villeneuve. The two Alpines rounded out the top 10 on its best weekend of the season, despite growing tension at the team.

However, what did the rest of the world make of the race? Find out as RacingNews365 takes you through the headlines of some of the biggest global publications.

🇬🇧 The Times - 'Lando Norris denied by pitstop error as Max Verstappen gets back on track'

In the United Kingdom, The Times focused on McLaren's decision not to pit Lando Norris when the safety car was first called after Logan Sargeant's crash.

It was too little, too late, once the Woking team decided to bring the 24-year-old in, missing the pit entry by 1.5 seconds, according to team principal Andrea Stella - something the British newspaper called an "error" in its headline. Once he was brought in, he would emerge in third-place, behind Max Verstappen and George Russell, with team-mate Oscar Piastri just behind.

The broadsheet also focused on Verstappen returning to winning ways after a difficult weekend in Monaco.

🇮🇹 La Gazzetta dello Sport - 'Ferrari, exaggerated (and worrying) ups and downs. Vasseur: "In Canada all the problems add up"'

Unsurprisingly, most attention in La Gazzetta dello Sport was paid to the mis-firing Ferrari team, which led with quotes from team principal Frederic Vasseur.

The sports publication highlighted the "worrying" nature of the Scuderia's performance in Canada.

In doing so, it juxtaposed Ferrari's fortunes in Montreal against the triumph it enjoyed in Monte Carlo just two weeks before.

🇫🇷 L'Equipe - 'Verstappen returns to victory, Ferrari with its setbacks, return to normal at the Canadian GP'

French sports outlet L'Equipe addressed two of the main talking points of the weekend - Verstappen's return to form and the complete loss of it for Ferrari.

It refers to those two events as a "return to normal" in Montreal. Whether that remains the case for the rest of the season remains to be seen.

The publication also zeroed in on the increasingly fractured internal environment at Alpine, with Esteban Ocon publicly voicing his frustrations with the French team.

🇳🇱 De Telegraaf - 'Investigation into fans on circuit at GP Canada: 'This was an unacceptable situation'

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf turned its attention to the investigation into fans flooding onto the track before the race had finished.

The FIA called the Canadian Grand Prix race promoters to the stewards after it was found fans had accessed the circuit before all cars had safely returned to the pit lane upon conclusion of the race.

The promoter, Octane Racing Group, has promised to raise an investigation into the security breach.

🇩🇪 BILD - 'Crazy toilet situation at the Canada race: Formula 1 stars have to use the same toilet as the fans'

BILD in Germany covered the somewhat unusual situation of drivers sharing toilets with members of the public.

Earlier in the weekend, Charles Leclerc could be seen entering and exiting a public toilet in the F1 paddock.

Whilst this is not uncommon in lots of racing, such as in F2 or FIA F3, it is more novel for F1 drivers to be washing hands alongside fans.

🇦🇺 Herald Sun - 'Piastri misses podium in chaotic Canadian Grand Prix'

Australian tabloid Herald Sun covered the country's two F1 stars, with an emphasis on Piastri missing out on a podium in a hectic race in Montreal.

The 23-year-old ultimately finished in fifth-place, whilst team-mate Norris coming home in second.

Meanwhile, it covered Daniel Ricciardo's unfortunate five-second time penalty - and the reason for it - with the RB driver crossing the line in eighth, having started in fifth.

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