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Hamilton wins in Canada for sixth time


Lewis Hamilton revived his bid for a fourth driver’s world title on Sunday when he cruised to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

It was the three-time champion’s sixth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – where he claimed his maiden triumph in 2007 – as well as his third this season and the 56th win of his career.

Hamilton took full advantage of his 65th pole position and led from lights to flag to finish 15 seconds clear of Finn Bottas who, in turn, was 15 seconds ahead of third-placed Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.

It was the Mercedes team’s first one-two finish of the year and clear proof of their recovery after a disappointing weekend at last month’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s win cut championship leader and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel’s advantage to 12 points after the Ferrari man lost out at the start and, after an early pit stop for repairs, fought back to finish fourth.

Vettel’s front wing was damaged when he was passed by Max Verstappen of Red Bull at the start, the Dutchman running in a strong second place until he retired with electrical problems after 11 laps.

Mexican Sergio Perez finished fifth after a bruising battle with his Force India teammate Frenchman Esteban Ocon, who was sixth.

Finn Kimi Raikkonen finished seventh in the second Ferrari ahead of German Nico Huelkenberg of Renault, with local hero and teenage rookie Lance Stroll of Canada taking ninth for Williams and Frenchman Romain Grosjean 10th for Haas.

RESULTS

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:33:05.153

2. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Mercedes +00:19.783

3. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull – TAG Heuer 00:35.297

4. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 00:35.907

5. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India – Mercedes 00:40.476

6. Esteban Ocon (France) Force India – Mercedes 00:40.716

7. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 00:58.632

8. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Renault 01:00.374

9. Lance Stroll (Canada) Williams-Mercedes 1 lap

10. Romain Grosjean (France) Haas – Ferrari 1 lap

11. Jolyon Palmer (Britain) Renault 1 lap

12. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) Haas – Ferrari 1 lap

13. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber – Ferrari 1 lap

14. Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) McLaren 1 lap

15. Pascal Wehrlein (Germany) Sauber – Ferrari 2 laps

16r. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 4 laps

r. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso – Renault 15 laps

r. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull – TAG Heuer 60 laps

r. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 70 laps

r. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso – Renault 70 laps




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