GP Canada 2010 - race result

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GP Canada 2010 - race results
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T he crime thriller from Canada has met all expectations . In a thrilling race with countless pit stops and a total of six different front runners, Lewis Hamilton was the first to cross the finish line in Montreal after 70 laps. After the success in Turkey two weeks ago, the 2008 champion celebrated his second win of the season and took the lead in the World Cup.

McLaren duo overtook Alonso

'It was a great weekend. Everything went perfectly,' said a happy Hamilton afterwards. 'But that was also the toughest race so far. I am very happy with the team's result.' With Jenson Button in second place, McLaren celebrated another double victory. The current world champion overtook Fernando Alonso on lap 56, relegating the Spaniard to third place on the podium. 'The one-two is great, of course,' said Button happily, 'but I would have preferred it the other way around.'

For Alonso, Canada was much better than third. At the first stop, he had prevailed against Hamilton in the exit of the pit lane and had meanwhile taken the lead. At the second stop, however, he had to relinquish his position to the McLaren driver. 'I was hindered by traffic in both duels with the McLaren,' complained the Spaniard afterwards. 'As a result, I lost ten points. Overall, however, it is a nice feeling to be able to fight for victories again.'

Red Bull loses strategy duel

In fourth place Sebastian Vettel finished in the end. The Red Bull driver, who started in second place, lost valuable ground to the competition due to the unfortunate strategy at the beginning of the race. 'At the beginning we did everything right, then I was the first in the pits and fourth out again. Then the race was over,' said the Heppenheimer, a little perplexed Germans against Button for third place, but because of the lower top speed there was no getting past. Mark Webber, who was in the lead for a long time on a different strategy, came back on the track in fifth place after his last pit stop on lap 50.

Rosberg makes up lost ground

There was also a hard fight for the other points. After a bad start, Nico Rosberg fueled his way up to sixth and held off the attacks of Renault driver Robert in the final lapsKubica stood. 'It was strategically very difficult today. I had a very bad first lap,' reported Rosberg afterwards. 'Sixth place, more was not possible.'

In the early phase, Kubica was involved in a battle with Michael Schumacher's second Silver Arrow, in which both pilots had to go into the field after a brief contact. Then Kubica was handicapped by a demolished front wing.

Schumacher had to pit after the duel with Kubica and thus lost his excellent starting position at the beginning of the race. In the end, the record champion also had to admit defeat in the duel against Sebastian Buemi. The Swiss, who had even led the race for one lap, overtook Schumi in a skilful maneuver on lap 59. With worn tires, Schumacher even fell completely out of the counters in the final lap. The Force India duo Tonio Liuzzi and Adrian Sutil passed the Silver Arrow in one go and secured ninth and tenth points in the end.

Force India pilots with damage control

Force India was still trying to limit the damage: Liuzzi, who started in fifth place, collided with Felipe Massa in the first few corners and, like his opponent, had to stop for repairs. Nevertheless, in the end he was able to oust his team-mate to tenth place. For his part, Sutil had lost a lot of time with a flat tire on lap 26.

Behind Jaime Alguersuari's second Toro Rosso, Nico H├╝lkenberg ended up in 13th place. The Williams driver was on a points position for a long time, but stayed at the end but without wages. Timo Glock also went away empty-handed again. For the Virgin driver, the defect ended on lap 50.

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