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Max Verstappen

Verstappen makes Red Bull vow after milestone victory

The Dutchman has drawn level with Ayrton Senna and taken Red Bull to 100 wins in F1.

Max Verstappen has insisted Red Bull will continue to enjoy its dominance after securing a milestone victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The F1 championship leader led from lights-to-flag at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, leading home Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso by 9.570secs.

Verstappen's win drew him level with Ayrton Senna on 41 wins, as well as taking Red Bull to 100 since joining the sport in 2005.

"Very happy," said Verstappen. "It was not a straightforward race because the tyres were not getting into the window.

"It was very cold compared to Friday and we were sliding around quite a bit. But we made it work and to win again, win the 100th grand prix for the team, that is incredible.

"It is amazing, I never expected to be on these kinds of numbers myself.

"We will keep enjoying, keeping working hard, but it has been a great day again."

Grip disappearing

Verstappen's winning margin was far smaller than has been accustomed to this season, even with the only Safety Car intervention of the 70-lap race coming when George Russell crashed at Turn 9 on lap 13.

Explaining the constraints stopping the gap from being extended, Verstappen added: "It was really difficult to keep the grip and temperature in the tyres, the grip was disappearing very quickly, that is maybe why the gap was not that big.

"We had a few Safety Cars here and there. But we won, that's the most important."

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