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Lewis Hamilton takes victory from front row in Canada // Hamilton becomes the seventh winner in seven races

Published by Christine Blachford

Lewis Hamilton takes victory from front row in Canada
Credit: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

This is F1Minute - Lewis Hamilton takes victory from front row in Canada.

Race day in Canada dawned a lot hotter than anyone was expecting, and there was absolutely no threat of rain as the Grand Prix began. Sebastian Vettel led the way from pole position with Lewis Hamilton beside him and the first half of the race was quite processional as the field gradually started to spread out.

Jenson Button made an early stop which saw him fall down the field rapidly, and from there he pretty much remained. The McLaren had no pace and was stuck battling at the rear of the field.

In the other car, however, Hamilton was having a much better time. He opted for a two stop strategy, compared to the one stop of those around him, and overtook both Alonso and Vettel to move into the lead. Alonso’s tyres lost a lot of performance and Vettel pitted an extra time, allowing Romain Grosjean and Sergio Pérez to one stop their way onto the podium.

Retirements included both HRT drivers, and Timo Glock, plus Michael Schumacher - whose DRS got stuck open and left him unable to continue.