Lewis Hamilton wins the 2019 Canadian GP06/10/2019
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was given a 5-second penalty. Vettel, who crossed the line in first place, was classified second and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) came in third place.
Vettel started from pole position with Hamilton alongside him. The Ferrari managed to keep the Mercedes behind and was able to control the pace at the front. But, on lap 48, Vettel went off the track and as he re-joined the track squeezed Hamilton into the wall. The stewards deemed it as a dangerous maneuver and handed a 5-second penalty to the race leader. Therefore, crossing the finish line in first place, Sebastian Vettel was relegated to second place after the checkered flag and Hamilton was declared the winner. Meanwhile, Leclerc had a fairly uneventful race.
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth place and scored the bonus point for the fastest lap. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) started the race in 9th place. The Dutchman started on hard compound tyres, which allowed him extend his first stint. He finished in fifth place.
Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) came in sixth place ahead of his teammate Nico Hulkenberg. Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) finished in eighth place, while Lance Stroll in the Racing Point and Daniil Kvyat in the Torro Rosso finished in 9th and 10th place respectively.
Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead over his teammate in the driver’s championship by 29 points. The next race will be held in France on June 23, 2019.
World Drivers’ Championship standings:
Lewis Hamilton – 162
Valtteri Bottas – 133
Sebastian Vettel – 100
World Constructors’ Championship standings:
Mercedes – 295
Ferrari – 172
Red Bull – 124
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