MONTREAL (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix, earning his second straight victory.
It was the fifth win on Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for Hamilton and the 45th of his Formula One career.
Hamilton’s Mercedes started on the pole position but Sebastian Vettel jumped in front at the start and led for the first half of the race.
After the Ferrari gave up the lead with a pit stop in Lap 38, he spent the rest of the 70 laps trying to catch Hamilton.
The win put Hamilton within nine points of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished fifth.“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” Hamilton radioed in seconds after crossing the finish line.
“That was for Ali.”
Results from the Canadian Grand Prix here today (70 laps):
1. Lewis Hamilton (ENG/MER) 1hr 31min 5.296sec
2. Sebastian Vettel (GER/FER) +5.011
3. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/WIL) 46.422
4. Max Verstappen (NED/RBR) 53.020
5. Nico Rosberg (GER/MER) 1min 2.093
6. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/FER) 1min 3.017
7. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/RBR) 1min 3.634
8. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/FOR) 1 lap
9. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/TOR) 1 lap
10. Sergio Perez (MEX/FOR) 1 lap
11. Fernando Alonso (ESP/MLA) 1 lap
12. Daniil Kvyat (RUS/TOR) 1 lap
13. Esteban Gutierrez (MEX/HAA) 2 laps
14. Romain Grosjean (FRA/HAA) 2 laps
15. Marcus Ericsson (SWE/SAU) 2 laps
16. Kevin Magnussen (DEN/REN) 2 laps
17. Pascal Wehrlein (GER/MAN) 2 laps
18. Felipe Nasr (BRA/SAU) 2 laps
19. Rio Haryanto (INA/MAN) 2 laps
Not classified:Felipe Massa (BRA/WIL) 34 laps
Jolyon Palmer (ENG/REN) 53 laps
Jenson Button (ENG/MLA) 60 laps