Canada: Hamilton claims second victory of season

Stephan Heublein

Just two weeks after their famous double act in Istanbul, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button made it a second one-two of 2010.

Lewis Hamilton obviously feels comfortable racing in Canada. In 2007, he notched up both his first ever pole position and his first GP victory. This year, he has pulled it off again, winning the Canadian GP from pole. Making up the numbers on the podium were Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line in fourth position. Hamilton has now taken over at the top of the drivers' standings with a points haul of 109. Meanwhile, McLaren continue to consolidate their lead in the constructors' championship.

The decisive factor in Montreal was tyre strategy. Hamilton and Button started on the soft compound while Vettel and Webber opted for the hard. On the first round of Red Bull pit stops, Vettel switched to soft tyres while Webber elected to stay on hard. The Australian then went on to lead the race for a lengthy second stint, but after pitting for the second and last time, he rejoined the race in fifth position.