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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (2nd R) pours champagne after winning the Canadian F1 Grand Prix, in Montreal on Sunday.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (2nd R) pours champagne after winning the Canadian F1 Grand Prix, in Montreal on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in the Formula One standings with his fourth victory of the year.

It’s also Hamilton’s fourth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Montreal’s Isle Notre-Dame, where he earned his first Grand Prix win in 2007.

Nico Rosberg was second. The two Mercedes teammates started on the front row and were never threatened. Mercedes has won six of the seven races in the Formula One series this year.

Valtteri Bottas was third, giving Williams its first appearance on the podium all season. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastien Vettel were fourth and fifth.

The twin Silver Arrow Mercedes were never seriously threatened. Hamilton pitted in lap 29 to surrender the lead to Rosberg, but took it right back when the German stopped to change his tires a lap later.

There was some competition further back in the field, with Vettel moving up steadily. The 2013 Canadian GP champ started near the back of the grid after failing to get out of the first qualifying session on Saturday and then taking a five—position starting penalty for passing a car with the red flag out during practice.

The day was not as good for McLaren, with both cars failing to finish.

Jenson Button had a disastrous weekend, unable to get onto the track in qualifying and retiring 16 laps early on Sunday. Fernando Alonso was the first one out of the race, complaining that he lost power in the 46th lap.

Results

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:3:53.14; 2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) +2.285; 3. Valtteri Bottas (Williams) 40.666; 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 45.625; 5. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 49.903; 6. Felipe Massa (Williams) 56.381; 7. Pastor Maldonado (Lotus) 1:06.664.

1 lap: 8. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India); 9. Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull); 10. Romain Grosjean (Lotus); 11. Sergio Perez (Force India); 12. Carlos Sainz Jr. (Toro Rosso); 13. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull); 14. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber); 15. Max Verstappen (Toro Rosso).

2 laps: 16. Felipe Nasr (Sauber). 4 laps: 17. Will Stevens (Marussia).

Retirements: Fernando Alonso (McLaren) 45th lap; Jenson Button (McLaren) 55th; Roberto Merhi (Marussia) 58th.

Championship standings: Drivers: 1. Hamilton (151 points); 2. Rosberg (134); 3. Vettel (108); 4. Raikkonen (72); 5. Bottas (57); 6. Massa (47); 7. Ricciardo (35); 8. Kvyat (19); 9. Grosjean (17). 10. Nasr (16); 11. Perez (11); 12. Hulkenberg (10); 13. Sainz Jr. (9); 14. Verstappen (6); 15. Maldonado (6); 16. Ericsson (5); 17. Button (4).

Constructors: 1. Mercedes (285); 2. Ferrari (180); 3. Williams (104); 4. Red Bull (54); 5. Lotus (23); 6. Sauber (21); 7. Force India (21); 8. Toro Rosso (15); 9. McLaren (4)


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