Formula 1

Hamilton Wins Canadian Grand Prix

 

Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton went from the pole position at the start of the race to take the checkered flag at the end to win Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

It was Hamilton’s 65th Formula 1 pole position, and he was awarded one of Aryton Senna’s racing helmets for matching the Brazilian legend’s record for pole positions.

“I am shaking,” Hamilton said. “Ayrton is the one who inspired me to be where I am. To match him and receive this is the greatest honor.

It was Hamilton’s sixth Canadian Grand Prix victory. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second and Daniel Riccardo of Red Bull Racing was third.

In the race for 2017 driver of the year honors, Hamilton, a black Englishman, trails Sebastian Vettel who drives for Ferrari. Vettel has 141 points to second place Hamilton’s 129.

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