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Hamilton is lucky seventh winner of 2012

There were relatively few serious spins or incidents during the race, and - amazingly - no sighting of the Canada safety car, practically a shoe-in for "most laps led" on many occasions in the past. Only four drivers failed to make it to the chequered flag: Narain Karthikeyan spun in turn 1 on lap 23 and crawled to a permanent halt on the grass verge a couple of corners further; his team mate Pedro de la Rosa disappeared in a cloud of carbon fibre brake dust two laps later.

Michael Schumacher had a curious DRS failure which left the rear wing flap of his Mercedes locked in the open position. The technology is supposed to ensure that if it fails, it fails in the shut position, since otherwise the car is shown the black and orange flag for running the DRS illegally - and that's just what happened to Schumacher here on lap 34.

The final retirement was for Marussia's Timo Glock, who was reported as having spun out on the track in the closing stages but who made it back to the pits to retire in the garage on lap 57.

It had been a strange, topsy-turvy, wild and erratic race in Montreal - another crazy Canadian contest, with the sort of wholly unexpected podium result that you'd never have expected in a million years - and of course the seventh race winner of the season, which propels Hamilton to the top of the drivers championship by just 2pts over Alonso, and just 3pts ahead of Vettel.

It surely couldn't be any closer, or any more thrilling. Or any more unlikely, puzzling or flat-out unpredictable.

Full race results available.





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mr0008@gmail.com - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 7:30 PM
Last Edited 809 days ago

NubeF1 - Vettel has had the best car over anyone for the last 3 years. He has carte blanche with the powers that be. Lewis has made mistakes in the past, but no one is better at overtaking. He has shown a great deal of wisdom this year. If Mclaren can improve on pit stops, he will be in line for another Championship! EDIT by CRASH.NET! Poster abuse removed.



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