British Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton was all smiles yesterday since he raced to win the Canadian GP for the record sixth time. His team mate Valtteri Bottas came second followed by David Riciarrdo of Red Bull.
The reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel could manage to finish only on fourth position.
Mercedes team had a complete control right from the start till the end.
“I had my first win here and my first pole,” Hamilton said. “So to repeat it again 10 years later is incredibly special.” This is his 6th victory out of the 1o races he has competed so far and equalled his idol Ayrton Senna’s mark of 65 pole positions with the victory. Hamilton is only second in the overall wins in Canada which is led by Michael Schumacher with 7 Championships. With this win, Hamilton has so far won 56 race championships.
The victory gives more hopes to Hamilton in winning the World Championship this year.
Earlier, Sebastian Vettel dropped to the back when he needed to change his front wing that was damaged by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the start of the race which got him a major setback. He however recovered from this shock by aggressive overtaking on two-stop strategy and was in third place once to be trailed by Daniel Riciarrdo. Force India’s Sergio Perez and Ocon finished 5th and 6th respectively.
He recovered well with some aggressive overtaking on a two-stop strategy and caught the battle for third place, in which Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was leading the Force Indias of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, with seven laps to go.