It was an absolute blinder of a race – plenty of action and incident with great strategies and battles. The most entertaining grand prix of the season, right from the lights going out right through to the chequered flag. Here, in pictures are the highlights:
Gentlemen start your engines
Proper Grand Prix Racing
Finally, with the ban on refueling and tyres that can’t simply last a whole race distance, we finally had proper grand prix racing and maybe those at the top of the sport will have finally realised what makes great racing – cars with loads of power and less grip and tyres that are unpredictable and actually wear out if raced too hard. Brilliant.
Sure, we love because it does indeed ‘improve the show’ but it’s also better for the teams and drivers because winning a race is so much more of an achievement – just like it should be.
There were plenty of incidents during the race, so here in no particular order is a collection of images from the 70 laps of the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit.
The chequered flag
Hamilton raced well to make it two wins from the last two grands prix and Jenson will now be digging deep to take the fight to Hamilton. Alonso made it home in 3rd but will be miffed with what could have been an even better result if he hadn’t been held up by traffic after his final pit stop (which allowed Hamilton past) and then let Jenson Button get away with a cheeky but smooth move when overtaking back-markers. At least the podium gave the Spaniard something to smile about.
The only bad news is that the end of the Canadian Grand Prix means that the next time we see F1 2010 in action will be at Valencia where we are yet to see any indication of an exciting grand prix – here’s hoping…