2017 Canadian Grand Prix

Grand Prix du Canada

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Round:
7
Weather:
Warm, dry and windy
Laps:
70
Fastest Lap:
Hamilton, 1m14.551
Country:
Canada
Circuit:
2017 season:
Report

In Lewis Hamilton’s third win of the season, Max Verstappen’s starring cameo role at the start was key. His take-no-prisoners around-the-outside pass on Sebastian Vettel through the first turn vaulted him immediately up to second, putting a slower Red Bull as a buffer between Hamilton and his pursuers, and in clipping Vettel’s right-front wing ensured the championship leader was in damage limitation mode for the rest of the afternoon rather than fighting it out with Hamilton as he might otherwise have been doing.

Vettel staged a superb two-stopping comeback in a floor-damaged Ferrari that salvaged fourth place and kept him leading the championship, but Hamilton was never challenged, heading a Mercedes 1-2 the day after equalling Ayrton Senna’s 65 pole positions with a stunning lap.

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