Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

Jun 22, 2017, 08:19
Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44), of Britain, drives through the Senna corner to lead the Canadian Grand Prix, Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Montreal.

While Stroll is the local favourite and Ferrari has its legions of fans, Hamilton has also won many hearts as he piled up wins on the quirky Gilles Villeneuve circuit, with its long straightaways and nasty chicanes.

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It was Hamilton's third pole this year, his sixth in Canada - equaling the record of German Michael Schumacher, and the 65th of his career.

But Mercedes, and in particular Hamilton, will be delighted with their recovery after a weekend to forget at the previous round in Monaco a fortnight ago. "All the guys in the team, in the factory, have really worked hard to fix the issues that we had in the last race to bring it here and really give it to the Ferraris". I have done my job, and we as a team, have done the best we could do, too.

Charging from the back of the field after a first-lap incident with Max Verstappen sent him to the pits for a new front wing for his auto to finish fourth was points-leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. But the F1 leader lost time in Turn 2 and couldn't make up the time.

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"But I lost the vehicle a bit in Turn 2, I was on the back foot already, losing two tenths out of the second corner", Vettel added. He said " I think I am in great form and it showed in my performance this weekend. "Keep your fingers crossed for the rest of the season".

Vettel expects a tight contest in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas had an equally quiet day as he took second place.

"The wind was throwing the vehicle around quite a lot and that was tricky", said Ricciardo, who has finished third in three straight races. "My fifth time racing here and third up on the podium, so it's been a good place for me".

"I don't think in the five years at this team, they have pulled together so well, really work towards the same cause, and to understand the auto". Then we split the strategy with Lewis. I am speechless. Ayrton was my favourite driver. However, the Red Bull suffered an electrical failure on lap 11, which promoted Bottas to the second position.

Vettel started on the front row but finished off the podium for the first time this year. "It's nice obviously. Max had his problems today, I'm sure he would have been up there as well". "I was defending the whole race".

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"I had pressure, so I couldn't afford to do any mistakes and it was getting quite hot so concentration was being tested". "I didn't get one". "I was happy this morning, I was happy this afternoon, and it should be very good in the race, so looking forward to tomorrow".

Spain's Fernando Alonso was in 10th place just two laps from the finish but burned out his engine with just one turn to go, thus denying him his first points of the season.

"We came out last", said Vettel, who saw his lead in the standings cut from 25 to 12. There was an early Safety Car when contact between Haas' Romain Grosjean and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz ended up with Sainz and Massa in the barriers.

With the Force India cars battling with each other, Vettel overtook Ocon in the 66th lap and then, after leaving the track in a chicane, passed Perez as well. Ocon had pitted 13 laps later than teammate Pérez, but Pérez ignored team orders to let Ocon through, so the Frenchman was never given a chance to take the fight to Ricciardo's Red Bull.

After a strong race, Hamilton took the chequered flag for his 56th career win and sixth Canadian victory.

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