MONTREAL: 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 GP.
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.
Romain Grosjean of Lotus came second to finish ahead of Sergio Perez of Sauber. Hamilton’s triumph came five years to the day after he had claimed his maiden F1 victory here 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.
“I loved every single minute of it and I’m really very, very grateful,” said Hamilton. “I never had a doubt in mind that there would not be a possibility to win. But right now, it’s still sinking in. It’s been five years since I first won here but it feels just as good.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2012.
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