Canadian Formula One Grand Prix

It was the sixth win in 10 races in Canada for Hamilton, who on Saturday equaled his hero Ayrton Senna's mark of 65 pole positions.

THE goalposts may have moved in Formula One this season but, after a dominant one-two in Canada on Sunday, triple world champion Lewis Hamilton feels Mercedes are back on target. The Brazilian legend died in a tragic racing accident at the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994 at the peak of his career. Bit hard to read, I think Mercedes was very strong in the race and it's also a different story when you can control the race, the pace, the tyres.

"It's insane to think I had my first pole and win here 10 years ago".

"He looked like he was doing a good job, and I just wanted to acknowledge that". 'I was focusing on Valtteri and I did not have anywhere to go because Lewis was in front.

Hamilton's reaction to his gift took away some of the focus on what was probably one of the fastest and finest pole laps of his career.

Lewis Hamilton dominated the Canadian Grand Prix as dramatic action behind allowed him to cut Sebastian Vettel's title lead to 12 points. The triple world champion finished the race almost 20s clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who sealed a comfortable one-two.

"If we apply the same diligence that we did in the past two weeks after every single race - even when we win - I am pretty sure we can continue to fight and not make the rollercoaster ride so up and down". "The guys did an unbelievable job". "It's been an incredible weekend for me and I feel very grateful now that the day is done. It did seem the Ferraris had the upper hand".

That gave his team something to cheer after young Dutchman Max Verstappen had his race come to a premature end with mechanical problems while running second and challenging Hamilton for the lead. "I was happy this morning, I was happy this afternoon, and it should be very good in the race, so looking forward to tomorrow". They were very quick down the straights, and then when you have phenomenon of cars behind each other, all giving each other a tow, and you're at the back end, it's not easy to create something.

Ricciardo claimed his third-straight Formula One podium, finishing behind victor Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas.

But Vettel, the four-time champion, felt he had enough pace to pass Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, too, to steal the final spot on the podium here in Montreal. Lance Stroll scored his first points in F1 at his home race with P9.

Hamilton escaped a chaotic start to the race as the chasing pack converged at the first corner. Perez and Ocon had to settle for fifth and sixth respectively, while Kimi Raikkonen after starting fourth on grid finished at seventh.

His veteran teammate Felipe Massa was seventh in qualifying.

This weekend's result sees the Brit move to just one short of Michael Schumacher's record of seven wins at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and one that he will likely surpass in the very near future.