From lights-out to the checkered flag, the mercurial Lewis Hamilton and the No. 44 Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ Silver Arrow absolutely dominated the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada.
Lewis kicked a major dent into Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel's Formula 1 championship lead on Sunday afternoon, with an absolutely convincing win around the Circuit De Gilles Villeneuve. The three-time F1 World Champion streaked away from his pole position starting spot to basically remain unchallenged throughout the 70-lap race crossing the line 19.7 seconds clear of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team teammate Valtteri Bottas. It was Hamilton’s third win of the season and sixth in Canada, and perhaps most importantly, moved the Englishman to within 13 points of championship leader Vettel.
Stepping back a bit, the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada at the fabled Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, started off on a good note for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team as defending race winner Hamilton and his Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ pegged the bullseye to not only win pole position on race day, but to also tie his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna’s all-time career F1 pole total at 65.