Lewis Hamilton Takes Canadian GP Crown
In retrospect it seems inevitable. Lewis Hamilton has been threatening to win a Grand Prix all season. It was only a matter of time before he got to pole position and won comfortably.
It wasn’t as comfortable in Canada as he would have liked though, as the race was marred by incidents.
The 22-year-old newbie McLaren driver led from start to finish in a race that saw four safety car episodess and only 12 cars finishing. Hamilton now takes an 8-point championship lead over his team-mate Fernando Alonso, who came in 7th after a bad start and penalties.
Hamilton’s margin of victory was 4.343 seconds. Nick Heidfeld finished second for BMW Sauber and Alex Wurz third for Williams.
The worst incident was a horrendous crash that saw Polish driver Robert Kubica break a leg as he was pushed off the track by Jarno Trulli, shooting into the air and rolling over twice.
A third safety car period to clean up debris from Christijan Albers’ Spyker from the third chicane changed the order further with 20 laps to go, giving the race a very unfamiliar look.
David Coulthard’s Red Bull and Jenson Button’s Honda both failed to finish because of gearbox problems.
But a good day for McLaren, and a great one for Hamilton.