HAMILTON SCORES RECORD 7TH CANADIAN GP WIN AFTER VETTEL PENALTYDate: 2019-06-10
The 2019 Canadian Grand Prix win was handed to Lewis Hamilton after the stewards determined that Sebastian Vettel receive a five-second penalty for an earlier infringement.
Lewis Hamilton's victory means that he has matched Michael Schumacher's record seven wins in Montreal, and has taken five wins this season to extend his lead at the top of the driver's standings.
After a great start from pole, Sebastien Vettel took the lead into the first corner with Hamilton holding off a surging Charles LeClerc for second and third respectively.
The battle up front continued through to the chequered flag although, on lap 48, Vettel out-braked himself attempting to keep Hamilton behind, causing him to cross the grass in the turn 3/4 chicane. He emerged back on the track into the racing line, causing Hamilton to brake to avoid a collision. After reviewing the incident, the stewards awarded Vettel a five-second penalty, a gap that he would not manage to clear between him and the Brit before the chequered flag.
Leclerc gave Ferrari their best result of the season with his third-place finish, with Valtteri Bottas, who claimed the fastest lap bonus, finishing fourth in his Mercedes.
Max Verstappen finished in fifth place even though he missed Q3 after crashing in the second session of qualifying on Saturday. Another team to achieve their best result was Renault, with Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg finishing in P6 and P7. Pierre Gasly took his Red Bull home in P8 with a great drive from Lance Stroll awarding him ninth ahead of Daniil Kvyat for the last point in 10th.
Check out the race highlights here.
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