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Hamilton Wins Canadian Grand Prix, Takes Championship Points Lead

Posted in FIA, Formula 1, General, Newsworthy, Racing by Kurt Ernst | June 14th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Photo: Benjamin Chia

Lewis Hamilton took the win in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix, leading teammate Jenson Button to the checkered flag and a 1-2 finish for McLaren Mercedes. The win makes it two in a row for McLaren Mercedes, as Hamilton and Button also finished 1-2 in the Turkish Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) finished third in Montreal, followed by Red Bull Renault teammates Sebastian Vettel (fourth) and Mark Webber (fifth).

Hamilton’s win in Montreal moves him to the top of the championship points with 109, ahead of teammate Jenson Button (the current world champion) by 3 points. Mark Webber’s consistency in both qualifying and competition has him in third place in the championship points standing, a mere six points shy of Hamilton.

With over half the season remaining, the championship is still up for grabs. My money’s on Hamilton, but it’s far too early to write off Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso. For the first time in a long time, the championship won’t be decided halfway through the F1 season.

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  1. ds440 says:

    It all comes down to which team is able to commit the resources to continued mid-season development. McLaren has proven that they are more than capable of this. Red Bull? We’ll see. Adrian Newey makes fast…but fragile…cars. And Alonso can certainly play the spoiler…see Kimi 2007, Prost 1986.