Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg in tense Canadian Grand Prix™ battle
Hamilton converted his fourth Canadian Grand Prix™ pole position into a fourth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to take his fourth win of the 2015 season, his 37th F1™ victory, whilst Rosberg finished P2 to complete a fourth 1-2 of 2015 for the team – the 20th for the Silver Arrows in Formula One™. Lewis now leads Nico in the Drivers’ Championship by 17 points, with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS heading Ferrari by 105 in the Constructors’ battle.
“I love Montreal! It’s really special to win here again – the place where I had my first win back in 2007. The team did a fantastic job, so a big thank you to everyone. It was quite close after the stops.”
“It was a tough race, with tyres, brakes and fuel all on the limit. The problem for me was to cool my brakes behind Lewis.”
He continues: “Really, I lost it in qualifying so I need to do a better job there and get together a perfect weekend like in Spain. I’ll move on now and look forward to Austria, where I have very good memories from last year with my win.”
Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport:
“Today our guys on the pit wall did the perfect job managing the fine line between allowing the drivers to race each other and keeping the cars healthy so we made it to the finish.”
“Montreal is the toughest circuit of the year for fuel consumption – and the toughest for brakes, too. With no Safety Cars to spice up the action, we had a straight, flat-out fight between our two boys across 70 laps – and it was a real battle. We will keep our feet on the ground, keep our heads down and keep on pushing.”
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