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autoviva2015-06-08 12:00:12

Hamilton wins in Canada and increases lead

With Rosberg in second place Mercedes got yet another one-two win

Hamilton won his fourth race of the season

Hamilton returned to winning ways after the controversy at the Monaco Grand Prix. The British driver dominated from start to finish the Canadian Grand Prix at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montréal and beat his team-mate Nico Rosberg who gave MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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yet another one-two win this season. Valteri Bottas returned to Formula 1 podium finishing third.

Starting from pole position for the 44th time in his career, Lewis Hamilton managed to stay ahead of Rosberg after the start and opened a gap between him and his team-mate over the first 29 laps.

However, after both drivers made the first pitstop changing from super soft tires to soft Rosberg's pace began to improve and the difference between the two Mercedes drivers started to decrease and at some point they were both separated by only a second.

At some point each rider found himself having to manage a problem in his car. Hamilton had to manage fuel and Rosberg was having problems with the brakes. The Brit eventually cut the line in front, 2.2 seconds away from Rosberg.

For the first time this season a car that wasn't a Mercedes or a Ferrari appeared on the podium. WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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Valteri Bottas returned to the podium after being third and taking advantage of compatriot Kimi Raikkonen spin on lap 28. Although he had been in third place since the start of the race, the Finn from FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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had to settle for fourth place.

With troubled weekend, adding to a penalty of five places at qualifying, Sebastian Vettel again showed his confidence behind the wheel of his Ferrari to rise from 18th place to 5th with just 4.9 seconds away from his teammate.

Felipe Massa was ranked sixth in Montreal ahead of Pastor Maldonado of LotusLotusLotusUnited Kingdom, 1952 > present68 models
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who achieved his best result since the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hulkenberg finished in eighth place ahead of Daniil Kvyat and Romain Grosjean who still had a five-second penalty which did not affect his final standing.

Now check the Drivers' and Manufacturers' standings.

Results Canadian Grand Prix
Pos. Driver Country Team Time Points
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 1:31:53.145 25
2 Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes +2.285s 18
3 Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams +40.666s 15
4 Kimi Räikkönen FIN Ferrari +45.625s 12
5 Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari +49.903s 10
6 Felipe Massa BRA Williams +56.381s 8
7 Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus +66.664s 6
8 Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India +1 lap 4
9 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull +1 lap 2
10 Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus +1 lap 1
11 Sergio Perez MEX Force India +1 lap 0
12 Carlos Sainz ESP Toro Rosso +1 lap 0
13 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull +1 lap 0
14 Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber +1 lap 0
15 Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso +1 lap 0
16 Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber +2 laps 0
17 Will Stevens GBR Marussia +4 laps 0
RT Roberto Merhi ESP Marussia DNF 0
RT Jenson Button GBR McLaren DNF 0
RT Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren DNF 0



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