Lewis Hamilton drove to a dominant win in Sunday’s 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, while championship points leader Sebastien Vettel settled for fourth.
Hamilton started on pole for the 50th edition of the Canadian Formula 1 race after putting in a pole lap of the ages on Saturday. Hamilton got away clean, while Vettel, who started second, was passed around the outside by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen into Turn 1. Verstappen made contact with Vettel’s front wing in making the move, however, forcing Vettel to pit early and begin carving his way back to the front of the grid from P18.
Verstappen was running in second and holding onto the back of Hamilton’s Mercedes when his engine died on Lap 11. This allowed Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas to easily move from third into second, while Red Bull’s Ricciardo took third and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who also had a poor start, followed in fourth. The two Force Indias of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon followed in fifth and sixth.
Ricciardo managed to hold onto third with Perez barreling down on him, while Hamilton and Bottas took an easy 1-2 for Mercedes. The two Force Indias came under intense pressure from Sebastien Vettel late in the race, who put in a series of fast laps to move back to the front of the grid and pass both Perez and Ocon for fourth. Perez finished fifth while Ocon was sixth. Raikkonen was seventh while Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg was eighth and Canadian countryman Lance Stroll was ninth. Haas’ Romain Grosjean rounded out the top ten.
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