Hamilton finishes FIFTH: Sebastian Vettel WINS Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton finishes FIFTH: Sebastian Vettel WINS Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton finishes FIFTH: Sebastian Vettel WINS Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton is braced for a painful week after he lost his championship lead to Sebastian Vettel in Canada on Sunday.

"I was a bit confused".

Hamilton, fourth at the time, headed into the pit lane on lap 16 of this 70-lap race, but the early change of tyres allowed Ricciardo to usurp the Mercedes auto.

"I was just anxious, I told them also on the last lap, then people don't jump on the track, waving flags and celebrating, because we're still going at full pace". "We're still going at full pace". The Ferrari driver ambled to a pole-to-flag victory on Sunday, leading on every lap, to return to the top of Formula One's drivers' standings - the most-talked about incident coming with the inadvertent early waving of the chequered flag. Harlow wrote on Instagram.

It is remarkable if you think about it, though Formula One teams have been doing this forever. "Hahaha but so grateful everyone was safe today and no one got hurt!"

That left the German to settle for fourth, as Bottas and Max Verstappen joined Hamilton on the podium.

It's off to Provence in two weeks time, with Vettel now a point ahead of Hamilton in the drivers title race.

But Vettel acknowledged his SF71H and its upgraded power unit as well as the team for the win.

Mercedes came to Montreal intending to introduce a new upgraded engine, but chose to postpone it due to reliability concerns while both Ferrari and Red Bull raced with theirs. Everybody needs to assess how to improve our performance. "Those marginal gains are going to make all the difference".

The safety car's appearance was brought about by a huge crash that saw Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly wiped out by a spinning Romain Grosjean on the opening lap. On the restart, Sergio Perez skidded onto the grass but managed to straighten himself out and rejoin the race.

Heading into the Canadian Grand Prix, it was expected that cars would have to pit twice, but the front runners ended up going the distance with just one pit stop.

Sebastian Vettel (Second from right) celebrates win with other competitors. "Forty years after Gilles won his Grand Prix here, it's nice to show Ferrari is still alive". The fifth place finish was Hamilton's worst of the year, but he said his engine was giving him problems all season and he was happy he was even able to finish.

"We've got to keep working, which I know the guys are".

The cars made by Tesla - those quiet, quick electric things - have different engine modes. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 20.892, 5. He retired to the garage after 43 laps - the eighth time he failed to finish in Montreal.

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