Hamilton wins in Canada

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Updated: June 11, 2012

A delighted Lewis Hamilton made it a magnificent record seven different winners in seven races this year on Sunday when he drove with flawless speed and control to win the Canadian Grand Prix.

The 28-year-old Briton produced a magnificently judged performance in a race that passed off smoothly despite a weekend of student protests and police action resulting in around 60 arrests in the city, to seize his first win of the year.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean of Lotus came home second after an equally well-judged race to finish ahead of third placed Mexican Sergio Perez of Sauber.

Hamilton’s triumph came five years to the day after he had claimed his maiden F1 victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and was his third win at what must be one of his favourite circuits.

It was his 18th career victory and it hoisted him back into serious contention for the drivers’ title in this year of unexpected results and unpredictable racing.

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