Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton took victory in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix at the circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
Hamilton who started the race from pole position fended off the charge of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who dominated the race at one point up until his second pit-stop. The German had built up a 10 second lead but by the end of the race had to settle for second just ahead of Williams Martini Racing’s Valtteri Bottas.
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen did another wonderful race as he came home in fourth place just ahead of championship leader Nico Rosberg who ended the race in fifth place. Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari ended the race where he started in 6th place.
Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo ended the race in seventh place just ahead of Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.
The star of the race was arguably Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz who came from 20th place on the grid to finish the race in ninth place. Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez in the second Force India ensured that the Silverstone based outfit scored a double points finish as the Mexican rounded out the top ten.
McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso was left disappointed after starting the race in 10th place he ended up missing out on a place in the points coming home in 11th place.
Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat ended the race in 12th place just ahead of the Haas F1 Team duo Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean. Marcus Ericsson ended the race in 15th place just ahead of Renault Sport F1’s Kevin Magnussen who started the race from the pit-lane having failed to complete a time in qualifying following his crash in FP3.
Pascal Werhlein did a great job bringing his Manor Racing car home in 17th place just ahead of Sauber F1 Team’s Felipe Nasr who was the last driver classified in the race.
Jenson Button retired from the race as a result of an engine failure in McLaren Honda. Jolyon Palmer and Rio Haryanto also retired from the race. It is an extremely quick turnaround for the sport as next weekend sees the teams and drivers head to Baku, Azerbaijan for the inaugural European race.