McLaren wins in Montreal

2012-06-10 21:49

MONTREAL, Canada - McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton magnificent win at the Canadian Grand Prix has made the McLaren ace the seventh different race winner in as many races.

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton magnificent win at the Canadian Grand Prix has made the McLaren ace the seventh different race winner in as many races.

Hamilton produced a superbly judged race to wipe away all fears hanging over the event after a weekend of student protests and police action to seize his first win of the 2012 season.


His triumph came five years after he had claimed his maiden Formula 1 victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

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Hamilton victory, the 18th in his career, has pulled him back into contention for the drivers' title in 2012.

He now leads the standings with 88 points.

Lotus’ Romain Grosjean finished in second ahead of third-placed Sauber’s Sergio Perez.

Red Bull’s defending double world champion Sebastian Vettel finished fourth after a late second pit stop ahead of two-time champion Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and sixth-placed Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg.

Red Bull’s Mark Webber was seventh ahead of Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen and Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi.

Hamilton said: "Well done you guys, thank you, thank you."
The race went ahead against a backdrop of increased security as police sought to prevent student demonstrators disrupting the event to bring attention to their bitter tuition fee battle.

On June 9, night shield-wielding riot police had pushed back and chased hundreds of protesters amassed in the downtown shopping district, arresting at least 28 people and pushing several protesters, some in masks, to the ground.

Race results from the Canadian Grand Prix :

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain/McLaren) 1hr 32min 29.586sec
2. Romain Grosjean (France/Lotus) at 2.513s
3. Sergio Perez (Mexico/Sauber) 5.260
4. Sebastian Vettel (Germany/Red Bull) 7.295
5. Fernando Alonso (Spain/Ferrari) 13.411
6. Nico Rosberg (Germany/Mercedes) 13.842
7. Mark Webber (Australia/Red Bull) 15.085
8. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland/Lotus) 15.567
9. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan/Sauber) 24.432
10. Felipe Massa (Brazil/Ferrari) 25.272
11. Paul di Resta (Britain/Force India) 37.693
12. Nico Hulkenberg (Germany/Force India) 46.236
13. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuala/Williams) 47.052
14. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia/Toro Rosso) 1:04.475
15. Jean-Eric Vergne (France/Toro Rosso) 1 lap
16. Jenson Button (Britain/McLaren) 1 lap
17. Bruno Senna (Brazil/Williams) 1 lap
18. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland/Caterham) 1 lap
19. Vitaly Petrov (Russia/Caterham) 1 lap
20. Charles Pic (France/Marussia) 3 laps

 Qualifying results for the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:

1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1min13.784
2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1min14.087
3. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min14.151
4. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1min14.346
5. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min14.411
6. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1min14.465
7. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min14.645
8. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1min14.705
9. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 1min14.812
10. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min15.182  
11. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber 1min14.688
12. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 1min14.734
13. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 1min14.748
14. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1min15.078
15. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber 1min15.156
16. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams 1min15.170
17. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1min15.231
18. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham 1min16.263
19. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham 1min16.482
20. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1min16.602
21. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT 1min17.492
22. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia 1min17.901
23. Charles Pic (France) Marussia 1min18.255
24. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT 1min18.330

Results from the final free practice session ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal: 
1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull - Renault 1min14.442 
2. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min14.448 
3. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1min14.712 
4. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull - Renault 1min14.724 
5. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams - Renault 1min14.755 
6. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1min14.767 
7. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 1min14.796 
8. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault 1min14.873 
9. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus - Renault 1min14.977
 10. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 1min14.992 
11. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India - Mercedes 1min15.067 
12. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari 1min15.112 
13. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber - Ferrari 1min15.126 
14. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams - Renault 1min15.237 
15. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min15.327 
16. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso - Ferrari 1min15.498 
17. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham - Renault 1min16.268 
18. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham - Renault 1min16.545 
19. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT - Cosworth 1min17.705 
20. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia - Cosworth 1min17.974 
21. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT - Cosworth 1min18.189 
22. Charles Pic (France) Marussia - Cosworth 1min18.684 
23. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Ferrari 
24. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes

Results from the second practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1min15.259 
2. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min15.313 
3. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1min15.410
4. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1min15.531 
5. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1min15.544 
6. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber 1min15.651 
7. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 1min15.697 
8. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 1min15.799 
9. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min15.812 
10. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min15.878 
11. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber 1min15.898 
12. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1min15.907 
13. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1min15.987 
14. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min16.360 
15. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 1min16.562 
16. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham 1min16.981 
17. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams 1min17.022 
18. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham 1min17.075 
19. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1min17.124 
20. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1min17.716 
21. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT 1min18.908 
22. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia 1min19.084 
23. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT 1min19.378 
24. Charles Pic (France) Marussia 1min19.902

First free practice session results at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: 

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1min15.564 
2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1min15.682 
3. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min15.782 
4. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min15.842 
5. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1min15.897 
6. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 1min15.986 
7. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber 1min16.000 
8. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber 1min16.249 
9. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 1min16.264 
10. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min16.347 
11. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1min16.460 
12. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1min16.619 
13. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1min16.859 
14. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min16.890 
15. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 1min17.014 
16. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1min17.352 
17. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1min17.580 
18. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham 1min17.935 
19. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham 1min18.177 
20. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT 1min18.182 
21. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams 1min18.762 
22. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT 1min19.354 
23. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia 1min20.004 
24. Charles Pic (France) Marussia 1min20.067

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