F1 News - Sebastian Vettel takes F1 title lead with Canada win
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel dominated the Canadian Grand Prix to re-take the championship lead as Lewis Hamilton could finish only fifth for Mercedes.
Vettel converted pole position into a lead at the first corner and was never headed as he kept Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas at arm's length throughout the race.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen took third after a valiant but unsuccessful attempt to pass Bottas through the first two corners.
Hamilton started fourth but dropped back to finish fifth and is a point behind Vettel at the one-third point of the season.
In a bizarre end, the chequered flag was waved a lap too early by model Winnie Harlow, only for Vettel to say over team radio: "Tell them not to wave the flag when it's not done." He continued on his way to take it again after the correct 70 laps in the end.
The world champion was struggling with engine temperatures in the first part of the race, which forced Mercedes into an earlier than planned pit stop for fresh tyres so they could add more cooling to the car.
It meant Hamilton lost a place to Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo at his stop, and the Briton had a nervy moment when Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen emerged alongside him after his much later stop.
Hamilton managed to fend the Finn off, and even pulled away despite having tyres that were 16 laps older than Raikkonen's.
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June 10, 2018 at 02:54PM