It was the fifth time that five-time world champion Hamilton had won the 78th race of his career and the seventh victory of his career in Montreal, further increasing his lead in the compound point race.
He finished second behind Vettel, third with Ferrari Monaco driver Charles Leclerc, and fourth with Finnish Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.
Compared to Saturday’s test time, the line-up on the grid has changed somewhat, with McLaren trailing two spots in Carlos Sainz behind Aqaba, and Haas driver Kevin Magnussen’s car switching from sixth on Saturday in Saturday’s car to sixth.
Breaking: Lewis Hamilton wins in Montreal!
Sebastian Vettel crosses the streak first but a previous 5-second penalty kick gets him down to second place with Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc who finished last on the podium. #CanadianGP ?? # F1 pic.twitter.com/VY018Tfzya
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Lewis Hamilton’s car was almost completely dismantled Sunday morning due to a hydraulic oil leak. Moreover, it later turned out that the brakes did not function perfectly either, and had even been fixed on the grid, but these problems did not affect his races in the end.
At first, there was a change in lead, Bottas, who started from sixth, worsened the position, but later he managed to catch up. While changing the wheel, nearly everyone had mixed solid tires, but that didn’t make any major changes, with Vettel finishing first, Hamilton second and Leclerc at third. Behind them, Daniel Ricardo and Bottas fought for fourth place – the latter was successful – and Max Verstappen waited a very long time to stop.
Thirty laps before the end, Hamilton approached Vettel, who missed a corner kick after a few minutes, and although he remained ahead of the title holders after slipping,
He received a five-second sentence from the judges, somewhat strictly, for not returning safely to the asphalt strip.
After that, Hamilton no longer had to beat his opponent to win, and that was enough to stay close to him, even though Ferrari could have won again after nine races and Vettel after fourteen. The World Cup will go on in two weeks with the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet.
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