Hamilton finally has a win while Schumacher retires for the 5th time this season: 2012 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix Results

Hamilton finally has a win

British Formula 1 driver, Lewis Hamilton has been the most consistent driver this season, and his efforts have finally been rewarded in the form of a victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Hamilton’s win also makes this F1 season, an already unpredictable one, even more unpredictable. In seven races this season, there have been seven different drivers who have won, something that has happened for the very first time in the history of F1.

After the race, Hamilton said, “Every victory is special, every victory is new and fresh. We’ve had incredible victories and it feels just as special as my first one here, if not a little bit more. It’s still sinking in. It’s been five years since I first won here but it feels just as good. I’m massively proud of the team for continuing to push. It feels great to finally be here on the top step. It feel like one of best races I’ve had for a very long time.”

Just nearby, in the Schumacher camp, all was not well. In 7 races this season, Schumacher has retired 5 times, mostly due to technical snag. After the race 43 years old Schumacher said, “I didn’t know exactly what the problem was; I overshot the corner, ran through the grass and asked myself what was going on. Then the team told me about the problem and I saw it in the mirrors. Of course it’s disappointing for all of us but it’s not a question of pointing fingers; stuff like this happens.”

Mercedes Team boss, Ross Brown apologized to Schumi and said, “I can only apologise to Michael for a further technical failure. It’s clear to everybody in the team that we must achieve the same levels of reliability on his car as we have with Nico.”

Meanwhile, it was not a great day for Spain as far as sports is concerned. Spain football team was held to a draw against Italy at the Euro 2012 in Poland while their clay court specialist, Rafael Nadal was facing all sorts of problems against world no 1 Novak Djokovic at the French Open Final before rain re-scheduled play to later today.

At the Canadian F1 GP, Fernando Alonso was looking good and if the team had a better strategy, then it would have been the Spaniard instead of Lewis on podium. Speaking to the media after the race, Fernando said, “I’m proud of the team, I’m happy with the decision. We went for victory. We put a coin in the air and waited to see the result. It didn’t work but at least we tried. We cover [Red Bull’s Sebastian] Vettel or Hamilton. We did Vettel and it didn’t work.”

2012 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix Final Results

1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (5)
2 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault (RET)
3 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari (11)
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault (4)
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari (3)
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes (2)
7 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault (1)
8 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault (9)
9 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari (RET)
10 Felipe Massa Ferrari (6)
11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes (7)
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes (8)
13 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault (RET)
14 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari (RET)
15 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari (12)
16 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes (16)
17 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault (10)
18 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault (13)
19 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault (RET)
20 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth (RET)
RET Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth (14)
RET Michael Schumacher Mercedes (RET)
RET Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth (RET)
RET Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth (15)

Note – Figure in brackets , is the position of the respective driver in the previous race.

2012 F1 DRIVERS’ STANDINGS after Canadian Grand Prix

1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes – 88
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari – 86
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault – 85
4 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault – 79
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes – 67
6 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault – 55
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault – 53
8 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes – 45
9 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 37
10 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault – 29
11 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari – 21
12 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes – 21
13 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault – 15
14 Felipe Massa Ferrari – 11
15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes – 7
16 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari – 4
17 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari – 2
18 Michael Schumacher Mercedes – 2
19 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault – 0
20 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth – 0
21 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth – 0
22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth – 0
23 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault – 0
24 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth – 0

2012 F1 CONSTRUCTORS’ STANDINGS after Canadian Grand Prix

1 Red Bull – 164
2 McLaren – 133
3 Lotus – 108
4 Ferrari – 97
5 Mercedes – 69
6 Sauber-Ferrari – 58
7 Williams-Renault – 44
8 Force India-Mercedes – 28
9 Toro Rosso STR Ferrari – 6
10 Caterham-Renault – 0
11 Marussia-Cosworth – 0
12 HRT-Cosworth – 0