Montreal, Canada – Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal for the third time in five races, increasing his lead in the Grand Prix standings to 88-86. Hamilton is the seventh winner in the first 7 races of the new Formula 1 racing series.
“This was one of the most enjoyable races I’ve had,” said Hamilton, a Brit whose father is black and mother is white. “I couldn’t believe it when I was coming across the line. The feeling inside—it was an explosion.”
Hamilton finished in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 29.586 seconds Sunday. Hamilton’s decision to stop for a second pit stop proved to be crucial, as the new tires propelled him to victory.
“I had so much traction with fresh tires,” he told the AP. “I wasn’t able to do it a one-stop. I think I would have fallen farther back, as they did. I think a two-stop was just right.”