Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari’s German pilot, was first to finish the Sunday Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, but five-second penalty against the title champion Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes’s British rider.
The five-time world champion, Hamilton, was fifth this year, his 78th career victory, and Montreal’s seventh victory in his career, and increased his advantage in the compound point race.
Behind the second place was Vettel, the third driver of Ferrari’s Monaco, Charles Leclerc, and the fourth was Mercedes’s Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas.
Compared to the final result of Saturday timekeeping training, the line up on the grid changed somewhat, as on the one hand McLaren competitor Carlos Sainz was placed behind two places for obstruction, and on the other hand the driver of the Haas, Kevin Magnussen’s car changed after the slip on Saturday, and instead of the tenth position he was only able to leave the podium. .
Lewis Hamilton’s car had to be completely dismantled on Sunday morning due to the leak of hydraulic oil. In addition, it turned out later that the brakes did not work perfectly, even on the grid, but these problems did not affect the racing.
At the start, there was a change in the lead, Bottas starting from the sixth position worsened, but later managed to catch up. Almost everyone in the wheel change got hard tires, but it didn’t make any serious changes, Vettel first, Hamilton second, and Leclerc third in confidence. Behind them Daniel Ricciardo and Bottas fought for the fourth position – the latter was successful – and Max Verstappen waited a long time for the boxing.
Thirty rounds before the end, Hamilton approached Vette, who a few minutes later missed a turn and, after slipping down, remained in front of the defending champion, finishing five seconds for the runners – not returning safely to the asphalt strip.
After that, Hamilton no longer had to take his rival to victory, it was enough to stay behind him, though Ferrari could win nine, and Vettel would win again after fourteen races.
After two weeks, the World Championships will continue with the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet.