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2015 Canada Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: This track was primed for a Mercedes domination. Whether we are back to a season of routes will be determined at Red Bull Ring where Ferrari should do well.

EVENT: This really has become a key event on the calendar that everybody seems to love.

QUALIFYING: Three World Champions (Button with literally no power and Vettel and Alonso with virtually no power) along with Massa never make it out of Q1. Raikkonen and Bottas make up for their respective team's other failure.

RACE: Can't really beat around the bush on this one. It was a snoozer.

TRACK: Where were all the bizarre happenings that are a trademark of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve?

START: Very, very clean. There's nothing to say ... except ... very, very clean start.

HAMILTON: Lewis loves Montreal, and his performance sure showed it.

ROSBERG: Back to playing second fiddle.

BOTTAS: One step closer to Ferrari?

RAIKKONEN: Did Kimi spin away his Ferrari ride?

VETTEL: The drive of the race.

MASSA: The second best drive of the race.

MALDONADO: Give Pastor his due. He had a good weekend.

LOTUS: As did Lotus.

GROSJEAN: Silly move.

RENAULT: The high power track showed how badly Renault is down on power. Not even Toro Rosso could overcome it and show off Team Whining Babies.

RICCIARDO: Not so smiley.

ALONSO: There goes Fernando.

BUTTON: And there goes Jenson.

MCLAREN: So, McLaren is done. Again.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Zzzzzz.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 15 -- The number of grid positions Max Verstappen had to give up due to the driving infraction (five grid spots) at Monaco and the change of engine (10 spots) at Montreal.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Lewis Hamilton now moves into sole possession for second most victories in the Canadian Grand Prix with four. Michael Schumacher has seven. Behind Hamilton is Nelson Piquet with three. Piquet's last victory in Montreal and his career in 1991 came in the most bizarre fashion when the leader Nigel Mansell was waving to the crowd, allowed his revs to get too low, causing the engine to shut off.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: A frustrated Fernando Alonso to his engineer, "Driving with this, looking like amateur."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: An equally frustrated Daniel Ricciardo said, "That was one of those races where I was going round and round, banging my head against a wall."

SCHEDULE: The return of the Austrian GP was a huge success. It should be again.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 70
2. Rosberg 70
3. Bottas 70
4. Raikkonen 70
5. Vettel 70
6. Massa 70
7. Maldonado 70
8. Hulkenberg 69
9. Kvyat 69
10. Grosjean 69
11. Perez 69
12. Sainz(R) 69
13. Ricciardo 69
14. Ericsson 69
15. Verstappen(R) 69
16. Nasr(R) 68
17. Stevens(R) 66
NC Merhi(R) 57
NC Button 54
NC Alonso 44

Time of Race
1:31:53.145

Margin of Victory
2.285 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
2 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

Fastest Race Lap
Kimi Raikkonen

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Hamilton 151
2. Rosberg 134
3. Vettel 108
4. Raikkonen 72
5. Bottas 57
6. Massa 47
7. Ricciardo 35
8. Kvyat 19
9. Grosjean 17
10. Nasr(R) 16
11. Perez 11
12. Hulkenberg 10
13. Sainz(R) 9
14. Verstappen(R) 6
  Maldonado 6
16. Ericsson 5
17. Button 4

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 285
2. Ferrari 180
3. Williams 104
4. Red Bull 54
5. Lotus 23
6. Sauber 21
  Force India 21
8. Toro Rosso 15
9. McLaren 4
 
 

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Spain Monaco Canada Austria
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Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2014 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
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Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

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Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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