Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won on Sunday the F1 Canadian Grand Prix, his third win in seven races this season, ahead of his teammate, Finn Valtteri Bottas, and Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull).
The 56th victory of the career of three-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, allows him to return 12 points behind the leader of the F1 drivers championship, German Sebastian Vettel, who took 4th place on Sunday.
Starting on pole, Hamilton lived a fairly quiet race following a one stop strategy. “It was ten years ago I got my first pole and my first career win here, that again this weekend is truly amazing”, said the Briton on the podium.
Vettel has instead had to fight his way through the pack after a poor start and a passage to the pits to change the front wing of his car.
In the other Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen only took 7th place at the checkered flag.
Mercedes had an excellent operation by taking the head of the constructors’ standings with 8 points ahead after the double achieved by Ferrari at the Monaco GP.
Ricciardo finished on the third step of the podium and took the opportunity to drink champagne in his shoe.
His teammate, Dutchman Max Verstappen, though author of an excellent start, was forced to retire in the 11th lap.
The French driver Esteban Ocon (Force India), finished 6th, may regret his teammate, the Mexican Sergio Perez, 5th, do not have missed in the last 15 laps, as he was then forced to yield to Vettel.
The young Canadian Lance Stroll (Williams) returned for the first time in his career in the points, with a beautiful 9th place. Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve were previously the only Canadian riders to have scored points in F1.