Canadian Grand Prix 2017

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Lewis managed to covert his pole position into a win without much difficulty. The day belonged to Vettel however, who managed to turn his race around from slipping to 18th and managing to finish 4th. Force India also were stars of the show in Canada fighting hard with Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Lance Stroll finally finished in the points and on his home soil!

Winner: Lewis Hamilton     Second Place: Valtteri Bottas

Third Place: Daniel Ricciardo

Fans Driver of the Day: Sebastian Vettel

My Team of the Day: Force India

Driver(s) who had a Disaster Day: Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen

 

2017 Canadian Grand Prix Results

 

Position Driver Points Championship Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 25 129
2 Valtteri Bottas 18 93
3 Daniel Ricciardo 15 67
4 Sebastian Vettel 12 141
5 Sergio Perez 10 44
6 Esteban Ocon 8 27
7 Kimi Raikkonen 6 73
8 Nico Hulkenburg 4 18
9 Lance Stroll 2 2
10 Romain Grosjean 1 10
11 Jolyon Palmer 0 0
12 Kevin Magnussen 0 5
13 Marcus Ericsson 0 0
14 Stoffel Vandoorne 0 0
15 Pascal Wehrlein 0 4
DNF Fernando Alonso 0 0
DNF Daniil Kvyat 0 4
DNF Max Verstappen 0 45
DNF Felipe Massa 0 20
DNF Carlos Sainz Jr. 0 25

 

*DNF Did Not Finish

 

Lewis was back to his usual happy self after winning the Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton was rarely shown on the television coverage as all the drama unfolded behind him.

Kvyat’s car did not start when the drivers pulled off for their formation lap this was a sign of things to come for the Russian. The start was extremely chaotic Vettel and Hamilton appeared to both make a good start then from nowhere Verstappen managed to zig-zag through the front runners and end up in second place. The drama continued as Sainz spun off taking Massa with him. Vettel picked up front wing damage and had to pit leaving him in last place at 18th.

Force India had a fantastic race they were pushing for podium positions throughout the race unfortunately for them it was not to be. Force India have shown that they can be very competitive and their drivers have definitely shown how skilled they both are.

Max and Daniil both had disaster races. Max had a phenomenal start hopping from 5th to 2nd but soon after on lap 11 his engine cut out and his race was over. It was horrible to see as all his hard work was shattered. Kvyat’s car did not take off for the formation lap. He then picked up a penalty for re-claiming his place at 11th for the start during the formation lap. Doing this is not allowed and he was given a drive through penalty. It was later announced that the penalty given was incorrect and Kvyat would then also have to incur a 10 second penalty on his next pit stop. Kvyat’s race ended in a DNF (did not finish).

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Canadian Qualifying Results 2017

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Position Driver Time
1 Lewis Hamilton 1:11.459
2 Sebastian Vettel 1:11.789
3 Valtteri Bottas 1:12.177
4 Kimi Raikkonen 1:12.252
5 Max Verstappen 1:12.403
6 Daniel Ricciardo 1:12.557
7 Felipe Massa 1:12.858
8 Sergio Perez 1:13.018
9 Esteban Ocon 1:13.135
10 Nico Hulkenburg 1:13.271
11 Daniil Kvyat 1:13.690
12 Fernando Alonso 1:13.693
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. 1:13.756
14 Romain Grosjean 1:13.839
15 Jolyon Palmer 1:14.293
16 Stoffel Vandoorne 1:14.182
17 Lance Stroll 1:14.209
18 Kevin Magnussen 1:14.318
19 Marcus Ericsson 1:14:495
20 Pascal Wehrlein 1:14:810

 

Canadian qualifying ended with Hamilton back on pole. Lewis Hamilton was presented with one of Ayrton Senna’s old helmets after qualifying as he secured his 65th pole of his career matching his hero Senna.  A very special moment for the Brit.

Vettel had to settle for P2 but this should not dishearten the German as the qualifying times were so close there is still a lot to play for. Mercedes have the speed but they have often struggled with matching Ferrari’s pace. Ferrari are also a lot better than Mercedes at managing tires.

Bottas will be frustrated after qualifying third yet again. He will be hoping to prove himself in the race.

Qualifying as everyone knows, guarantees nothing so we will have to wait and see what unfolds.

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This weekend is the Canadian Grand Prix held in the city of Montreal at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Here are a few things you should be aware of for this weekend’s upcoming Grand Prix.

Stroll’s home ground!

The home crowd have a fellow countryman to cheer on this year in the form of Lance Stroll. On his rookie year he is yet to score a point. Hopefully this weekend with the home advantage on his side he will be able to deliver.

Alonso returns…

Alonso was absent from the Monaco Grand Prix due to him competing in the Indy 500. His debut at Indianapolis was not exactly successful with him having to retire as a result of his engine failure. He will be keen to get back into the rhythm of Formula One this weekend. He is likely to be still riding a high from his brief fling with Indy. He may not be in contention for this year’s championship but he is definitely the man everyone is talking about.

Seagulls?!

Seagulls landing on the track last year caused a lot of discussion between Hamilton and Vettel. Vettel claiming he was braking for the wildlife as opposed to Hamilton. Make sure to keep an eye out for any wondering wildlife on the track this weekend.

Hamilton/Vettel Mercedes/Ferrari

Who will reign supreme? Both teams are claiming that each other are the clear front runners although this year it has been very mixed so far. Hamilton and Vettel’s rivalry is growing closer and closer. It will be interesting to see how long the smiling and joking around will last this year between these two.

This upcoming race holds much anticipation but only time will tell…