F1 Q&A after Canada: Ricciardo and Sainz future plus Perez at Red Bull

Red Bull's Max Verstappen won for the sixth time this season in an eventful Canadian Grand Prix.

McLaren's Lando Norris led the race twice but had to settle for second, Mercedes showed improved form, while both Ferraris failed to finish.

BBC Sport F1 correspondent Andrew Benson answers your questions following the race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

After his performance at Montreal, do you think Daniel Ricciardo will retain his seat at RB in 2025? – David

Ricciardo's performance for RB at the Canadian Grand Prix - qualifying a superb fifth and finishing in the points in eighth place despite a five-second penalty for jumping the start - was exactly what he needed after an unconvincing start to the season.

Ricciardo was the subject of some harsh criticism from Jacques Villeneuve, who was a pundit for Sky television over the weekend, with the 1997 world champion asking: "Why is he still in F1?"

Ricciardo did not take kindly to that. But, whatever one thinks of Villeneuve’s comments, the fact is that Ricciardo has not been performing as Red Bull expected since he returned to F1.

He replaced Nyck de Vries with the team who were then called Alpha Tauri midway through last season and was unlucky to break his hand in a crash at the Dutch Grand Prix, only his third race after returning, and miss five races.

But in the events he did feature in last year, he was more often than not slower than team-mate Yuki Tsunoda - apart from a starring performance in Mexico. And the trend has continued this year, with the odd exception such as the sprint qualifying session in China and now Canada.

Ricciardo is 7-2 down on Tsunoda in grand prix qualifying sessions this year and slightly slower on average. And the problem with that is that Red Bull don't rate the Japanese as a top-line driver.

This is why Ricciardo has gone from being considered a potential replacement for Sergio Perez in the main Red Bull team, to being at risk of losing his seat.

Reserve driver Liam Lawson is waiting in the wings. But Ricciardo is currently protected by team principal Christian Horner. It remains to be seen which way Red Bull go in choosing a partner for Tsunoda at what is now called RB in 2025.