Lewis Hamilton gets fifth win in Canada
He led into Turn 1, but strategy proved Sebastian Vettel’s undoing in Sunday’s Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2016, as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fought back to defeat the Ferrari driver and win for the fifth time in Montreal. Valtteri Bottas took an impressive third place to give Williams their first podium of 2016.
With championship leader Nico Rosberg only able to manage fifth after first-corner contact with team mate Hamilton and a late-race puncture, the gap between the Mercedes men at the top of the table is now down to just nine points.
Max Verstappen was a fighting fourth for Red Bull, resisting intense pressure from Rosberg in the closing laps and forcing the Mercedes driver into a mistake and a spin on the final tour.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was sixth, while seventh went to Daniel Ricciardo in the second Red Bull, with Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez completing the top ten, split by the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz, who came from 20th on the grid to secure ninth place.