The Canadian GP wasn’t quite as good as I had hoped it would be, but it wasn’t as bad as I first thought.
Lewis Hamilton took the pole and the win, Nico Rosberg took second place and Valtteri Bottas and Williams finished on the podium for the first time this season. Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa both had an awful qualifying, dropping out of Q1 but both recovered spectacularly in the race. Vettel, the man who can’t overtake, gained thirteen positions, starting 18th and finishing fifth. Felipe Massa had a similar race, starting 15th and finishing sixth, nine places gained in the race.
Lotus were impressive in qualifying, the first time both drivers have reached Q3 since the first race of the season. They were less impressive in the race but still managed a double points finish, the first for the team since the 2013 Indian GP.
Fastest lap of the race went to Kimi Raikkonen, ending Lewis Hamilton’s run of fastest laps in all of the odd numbered rounds.
Top seven remain in the exact same position again, Maldonado gained five championship positions after his first points finish of the season. Grosjean gained one position too, as did Nico Hulkenberg, everyone else either lost out or stayed the same.
|8||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||GER||4||69||01:18.238||7|
|9||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull||RUS||2||69||01:18.048||8|
|11||Sergio Perez||Force India||MEX||0||69||01:18.889||10|
|12||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||ESP||0||69||01:18.811||11|
|13||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||AUS||0||69||01:19.060||9|
|15||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso||NED||0||69||01:18.616||19|