Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix to retake F1 championship lead

• Vettel goes one point ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who ended fifth
• Valtteri Bottas holds off Max Verstappen to take second

Sebastian Vettel swept to an imperious victory at the Canadian Grand Prix in a class of his own. The German left the field in his wake at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and crucially his world championship rival Lewis Hamilton could not mount any challenge to the Ferrari. A fifth-place finish was a huge blow to the British driver in the title fight.

Hamilton had gone into the meeting in Montreal with a 14-point advantage but leaves one point behind Vettel, a vast swing he would not have anticipated from one of his favourite circuits. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was second, in front of the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.

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Source: Formula 1

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