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Hamilton get world title when he cruised to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix

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Hamilton get world title when he cruised to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix Hamilton get world title when he cruised to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix

News24xx.com - Lewis Hamilton revived his bid for a fourth driver's world title when he cruised to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

It was the three-time champion's sixth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve -- where he claimed his maiden triumph in 2007 -- as well as his third this season and the 56th of his career.

Hamilton took full advantage of his 65th pole position and led from lights to flag to finish 15 seconds clear of Finn Bottas who, in turn, was 15 seconds ahead of third-placed Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.

"A big thank you to this crowd," said Hamilton from the podium where the actor Patrick Stewart served as interviewer. "Every year the energy grows! I had my first pole here and my first win here and to repeat it is incredibly special.


Hamilton's win cut championship leader and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel's advantage to 12 points after the Ferrari man lost out at the start and, after an early pit stop for repairs, fought back to finish fourth.

Hamilton led cleanly off the grid as, behind him, Verstappen attacked and swept around the outside into Turn One to take second place from Vettel, apparently clipping the front wing of the Ferrari in the process.

Behind them, Sainz collided with Frenchman Romain Grosjean’s Haas and then spun and crashed into the barriers, collecting Brazilian Felipe Massa's Williams along the way.

Both drivers were unhurt, but they were forced to retire as a Safety Car was deployed for three laps as the debris was cleared.

Hamilton made the most of the re-start and resisted another Verstappen attack before Vettel, his front wing clearly damaged, pitted for repairs.

 

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