Lewis Hamilton Cruises to the Top
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton became the seventh different winner in as many races in a slow-burn Canadian Grand Prix that came alive in the final laps. Hamilton fought up from third place past Fernando Alonso and Sebastian. Vettel in the closing laps. Lewis Hamilton...>>>
said that that was the best races he had had in a very long time. Alonso just managed to hold on to fifth from the fast closing Mercedes of Nico Rosberg on the last lap. The result moves Hamilton into the championship lead, two points ahead of Alonso, who is one ahead of Vettel.Hamilton said: "What a great feeling this is [to win here] where I won my first grand prix.I knew this was going to be a tough, tough race but I loved every minute of it. I never had a doubt in my mind that there wasn't a possibility to win.I was thinking these guys are falling quite far behind, I assume they're doing a one-stop. So I decided to keep pushing and build a gap.It's five years since I first won here and it feels just as good. This for me feels like one of the best races I've had for a very long time."Hamilton's team-mate Jenson Button had a terrible race and finished 16th, slipping in the process to eighth in the championship, 43 points off the lead.Hamilton ran second in the opening laps, behind Vettel and ahead of Alonso in the order in which they had qualified for the race.