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LEWIS HAMILTON DOMINATES CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Grand Prix - Photo: LAT

Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Grand Prix – Photo: LAT

Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time with a dominant performance again in Montreal.

Unchallenged, the Mercedes driver lead the race from start to finish. Behind his team mate Valtteri Bottas held off a mid race challenge for Aussie Daniel Riccardo to finish second. Riccardo, settling into third for the chequered flag.

The race started off in dramatic fashion. Contact between Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel at the start saw Vettel stopping early to replace the front wing of his Ferrari. He would recover to finish the race fourth.

Further into the opening lap Carlos Sainz Jr. and Romain Grosjean came together. The contact spun Sainz Jr. who then collected Felipe Massa and both cars crashed out of the race. Putting the race under the control of the safety car to clean up the mess.

Lewis Hamilton lead the Canadian Grand Prix from start to finish - Photo: LAT

Lewis Hamilton lead the Canadian Grand Prix from start to finish – Photo: LAT

Verstappen would then have his own issue with his Red Bull a few laps later. Stopping on track and retiring from the race, which resulted in the use of the Virtual Safety Car.

The battle for fifth and sixth between Force India team mates Sergio Perez and Estaban Ocon came down to the line. Benefiting from Ferrari’s issues earlier in the race. Ocon sat in podium contention prior to his pitstop, which put him back behind Perez. The two crossed the finish line almost side by side as the squabbled over fifth place.

Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix Results 
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 1:33’05.153
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 19.783
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG 35.297
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 35.907
5 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 40.476
6 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 40.716
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Ferrari 58.632
8 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Renault 1’00.374
9 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1 lap
10 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1 lap
11 Jolyon Palmer Renault Renault 1 lap
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1 lap
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1 lap
14 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda 1 lap
15 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari 2 laps
DNF Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda
DNF Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso Renault
DNF Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG
DNF Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes
DNF Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso Renault

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