It was all smiles, yesterday in Montreal. When was the last time you saw 3 drivers, this happy to be on the podium?
A big congratulations to Lewis Hamilton for one hell of a drive, at yesterday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Despite McLaren’s best attempts to ruin another one of his races, Lewis wasn’t going down easy. An absolutely fantastic showing, ensured his first win of the season.
A risky tire gamble cost Fernando Alonso and Ferrari a win and despite a pole, Sebastian Vettel struggled to keep the race lead. With Alonso and Vettel falling back, it allowed the two young guns Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez, to secure 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Both drivers seemed genuinely thrilled to be sharing the podium with Lewis.
Things didn’t fare well for Jenson Button this weekend. Unfortunately his season seems to have plummeted, since that first win in Australia. Button was lapped yesterday by his teammate, in the exact same car, which is all a bit fishy. The situation at McLaren is beginning to mirror Mark Webber’s mysterious problems at Red Bull last season, as Sebastian Vettel clenched the Driver’s Championship. Hopefully Button will get out of this funk because things aren’t looking good for him right now.
I may or may not be back with a more indepth analysis of yesterday’s Grand Prix of Canada. It’s a busy week and these recaps usually take hours to write. If not, the Valencia Parade is in 2 weeks.
Photo courtesy of Pirelli.