Hamilton wins in Montreal – 2012 Canadian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix, advanced of Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez
Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix. He becomes the seventh disciplinarian to win a Grand Prix so far this year, and it’s Hamilton’s third win at Montreal, afterward his victories in 2007 and 2010.
He accomplished the chase 2.5 abnormal advanced of second-place man Romain Grosjean. Sergio Perez accomplished third for Sauber admitting accepting started 15th on the grid. Both were on a one-stop strategy.
Pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel was aboriginal into about-face one, advanced of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, and the ascendant apple best had accustomed a 1.4 additional advance by the third lap.
Vettel alveolate on lap 16 for a set of bendable tyres and rejoined sixth. Hamilton alveolate anon afterwards acceptance Alonso to yield the lead. All three pushed harder but by lap 22, Hamilton had regained the lead.
Following addition pit stop on lap 50, Hamilton was third abaft Vettel and Alonso. But his fresher tyres meant that he was able to canyon both with just six laps to go, acceptance the McLaren disciplinarian his aboriginal win aback Abu Dhabi endure year.
Sebastian Vettel accomplished the chase fourth, accepting pitied for a beginning set of tyres. He again recorded the fastest lap of the weekend on the final lap.
Fernando Alonso accomplished fifth, accepting alone just managed to break advanced of Nico Rosberg. Like Perez and Gorsjean, Alonso was on a one-stop action but his tyres had alone off with just a few laps to go.
Mark Webber accomplished seventh afterwards disturbing with traffic. Kimi Raikkonen, Kamui Kobayashi and Felipe Massa – who spun on lap six afterwards accepting too abutting to the Wall of Champions – complete the top 10.
Hamilton’s assistant Jenson Button had a afflictive weekend. Accepting able 10th, he finishing 16th.
Michael Schumacher aswell had problems with his car. His DRS became ashore open, which acquired him to run off the clue on lap 45. He alveolate to acquiesce his aggregation to alleviate the DRS but they couldn’t fix the problem, and Schumacher was affected to retire.
It was aswell a boxy weekend for HRT. Narain Karthikeyan spun at about-face one and alone managed to ability about-face four afore he was affected to stop at the ancillary of the track. Pedro de la Rosa alveolate a few laps later, alone to be pushed aback into the barn for the team’s additional DNF of the race.
This aftereffect agency that Lewis Hamilton leads the driver’s championship with 88 points, advanced of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel with 86 and 85 respectively. Red Bull has 164 points, to McLaren’s 133.
2012 Canadian Grand Prix results
|4||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing-Renault|
|7||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing-Renault|
|11||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes|
|12||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes|
|Not classified||Timo Glock||Marussia-Cosworth|
|Not classified||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes|
|Not classified||Pedro de la Rosa||HRT-Cosworth|
|Not classified||Narain Karthikeyan||HRT-Cosworth|
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