Lewis Hamilton didn’t get his Canadian race off to a good start, relinquishing his pole position off the line to a superbly fast Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton and Rosberg bumped wheels which sent Nico off track and down the order, and the championship leader was only able to claw his way back to fifth place.
Out front, Hamilton duked it out with Vettel and eventually got the lead back, going on to win the race with the Ferrari second. Valtteri Bottas had a good strategy for a change, which saw him finish third, whilst Max Verstappen missed out on a podium in fourth place.
Retirements included Jenson Button and Jolyon Palmer, the former with an engine issue, the latter with water pressure problems. Felipe Massa also retired from the race when his Williams began to overheat.
These results from Canada bring Hamilton to within nine points of Rosberg in the championship, with Vettel much further back in third.
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References Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Jolyon Palmer, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen
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