A day after equaling Ayrton Senna's 65 Formula One career poles, Lewis Hamilton earned his sixth win at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, with a dominating, flag-to-flag victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton's Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Valtteri Bottas was second, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo rounding out the podium in third. It was a difficult day for Ferrari, as Sebastian Vettel incurred contact on the opening lap with Max Verstappen. Vettel did however, manage to come home fourth (from dead last), passing Sergio Perez with three laps remaining.
Lewis Hamilton won his 65th career F1 pole on Saturday in Montreal for the Canadian GP and in doing so has now tied the late great Ayrton Senna for 2nd in career pole positions. Hamilton put in a perfect lap of 1m11.459s as he continued his domination of this race. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will start 2nd with a time of 1m11.789s. They were the only two drivers to break into the 1m11sec bracket, the two head and shoulders above the rest.
Round seven and weâ€™re headed for our first North American stop of the tour â€“ Montreal, land of Villeneuves, angry groundhogs, and that thing they do with French fries, cheese curd and gravy. No offense to Quebec natives, but the ingredients that make the Canadian Grand Prix one our favorite race destinations are a little more savory than those that go into poutine: deep racing heritage, a race-made city and oh yeah, high speeds, walls and heavy, heavy braking zones. What more could you ask for?
Round seven of the 2017 season in Montreal, Canada
Canada is a challenging track, with long straights and high speeds. Fuel consumption is high and the brakes are tested - with high energy and temperatures, wear is something to look after. On the other hand, the circuit is relatively easy on the tires. We are bringing the three softest compounds to this race, yet still expect tire degradation to be low. Good lap times come from being able to ride the apexes and the exit curbs, but this can be risky as the majority of corner exits have walls. Itâ€™s easier to overtake in Montreal than in Monaco and the weather can produce some surprises because it changes quickly. Races here tend to be very unpredictable.
Renault preview the Canadian Grand Prix, Round 7 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Ile Notre Dame in Montreal. Montreal promises to be an exciting one for everybody involved. It is the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 in Canada and the 375th anniversary of Montreal as a city. It all adds up to be a special weekend, and we are very excited to get out there and getting on the circuit
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