Lewis Hamilton Claims Canadian GP Title With Controversial Victory

Lewis Hamilton. Photo by Pixathlon/REX/Shutterstock (10183207ab)

Last weekend, Montreal hosted a pretty intense and controversial Formula 1 race that led to a great debate about the rules of the sport and caused strong reactions from the F1 drivers.

Mercedes’ brilliant Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix race, finishing 1.342 seconds faster than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

What first seemed like a clear victory for Vettel, quickly changed into a frustrating second place after he got a five-second penalty for unsafe re-entry during the race, thus making British driver Hamilton a winner of the Canadian GP.

Driving under tremendous pressure from the world champion, the Ferrari driver made a mistake and paid for it. If he didn’t get blocked, he would likely have passed Vettel, who was leading until things got a new direction in the 48th lap.  

Even though Hamilton technically finished second, he got to claim the 7th straight victory for Mercedes during this season. Vettel said that that overregulating gives no edge to the sport and that this was not the sport he fell in love with.  

The final results at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec were Hamilton in the first place, Vettel in the second and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in the third.