Hamilton takes easy win in Canadian GP

Montreal, June 8 (IANS) Reigning Formula One world champion Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton rebounded from the disappointment of his last race to pull off an easy victory in the Canadian Grand Prix here on Sunday.

Hamilton enjoyed a controlled victory by fending off teammate Nico Rosberg in an unusually uneventful race as Williams’s Valtteri Bottas beat Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen to third, reports CMC.

Rosberg came at him after their sole pit stops, but the world champion was never under threat leading comfortably through the first part of the race.

“I love Montreal. I love this track. I love this city,” declared Hamilton. “Really just a fantastic weekend, great to get back on the top step.”

In his last race in Monaco, he lost a dominant victory as a result of a strategic error by the team. However this time around Hamilton led into the first corner from pole position and built a four-second lead before his pit stop and then controlled the gap at a little over a second for the rest of the race.

“I didn’t feel I had the most comfortable balance, I had a bit too much understeer,” he said.

“Nico was quick but I didn’t feel under too much pressure. I felt I could pull it out when I needed to.”

Hamilton’s fourth win in seven races extends his drivers’ championship points advantage to 17.

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