Hamilton wins controversial F1 contest

Category : Canada News
Updated On : June 11, 2019 12:18 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Britain's Lewis Hamilton, driving for Mercedes, strengthened his lead in Formula 1 racing this season by winning the Canadian Grand Prix, the seventh of the year, at the Gilles Villeneuve racing circuit here.

Although Germany's Sebastian Vettel - who had secured the pole position driving for Ferrari on Saturday - crossed the finish line first on Sunday, he was hit with a five-second penalty for making what was deemed to be a dangerous re-entry onto the track on Lap 48, with 22 laps remaining, a move that was reviewed by race authorities before the penalty was imposed, reports Efe news.

With Hamilton pressuring him, Vettel ran onto the grass after going into Turn Three too hard, returning to the track right away just ahead of his rival, forcing the latter to brake sharply or risk being forced into the wall or off the track.

Hamilton was on the verge of passing Vettel, and quite likely would have done so, if he had not been blocked.

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