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2017 Canada Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: The championship will ebb and flow, the momentum will change hands often, and we still have a lot of races left. It's going to be a fun championship.

TRACK: The wind didn't play havoc like some predicted.

EVENT: Montreal was already a prime example of a citywide racing festival. And Liberty Media made it even better.

QUALIFYING: After all of Mercedes' concerns about Montreal, Hamilton wows the stopwatches, Vettel keeps it honest, Bottas and Raikkonen play second fiddle, and nobody is talking about anyone else.

START: Verstappen is out of this world, Bottas gets very aggressive, Ferrari completely stumbles, and Massa and Sainz go crashing into the wall.

RACE: The action was for third place after the lead was established early.

HAMILTON: Lewis was on a different plane, pulling off the grand slam -- pole, led every lap, fastest lap, and of course the win.

BOTTAS: No match for his teammate, but at least Valtteri avoided the embarrassment of being beaten by a Force India.

RICCIARDO: Nothing like the shoey ... ah, never mind...

VERSTAPPEN: All the "maturity beyond his years" facade is falling apart lately with his rants.

VETTEL: This is how championships are won and lost, by how many points you can salvage when things aren't going right.

RAIKKONEN: This is how number two drivers lose their seats, by not salvaging points when things aren't going right.

FERRARI: Their fate was sealed at the start.

FORCE INDIA: They were stuck between a rock and a hard place -- having to choose between their strategy and their drivers. They made the wrong choice. Terribly wrong.

PEREZ: We now know Sergio is more than willing not to play nice.

OCON: Esteban had the strategy, but not the team orders.

STROLL: Give Lance credit. He scored his first F1 points at a track he never drove before in any car with a consistent, smart, trouble free drive. Kudos.

GROSJEAN: Somehow grabbed a point for Haas.

PALMER: Gone by the summer break?

HONDA: Gone by the summer break?

VANDOORNE: According to his team, he's suffered the perils of spec racing in the junior ranks.

ALONSO: If you can't stay in the race, join the crowd and watch the race.

MCLAREN: Still no points. Still trailing Sauber.

KVYAT: When he was driving, Daniil did well. When he was not, his incessant whining took over.

SAINZ: Carlos was clueless on where Grosjean was, not just once, but twice. This is the second bad mistake he has made this year.

MASSA: Totally innocent bystander.

SENNA: A wonderful gesture by the Ayrton Senna family in honoring Lewis Hamilton tying his hero for poles.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Circus.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 3 -- Lance Stroll is now the third Canadian to score World Championship points, and the first not named Villeneuve.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Montreal was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Grand Prix and the 150th anniversary of the country. You can read all about the first Canadian Grand Prix from Deep Throttle's favorite history writer.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Not a quote, just the sound of a Honda at the end of an F1 race, "BOOM ... clatter, clatter, clatter ... <silence>."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Eric Boullier, McLaren's racing director, said after yet another Honda failure, "Simply, and absolutely, not good enough."

SCHEDULE: Now Baku is not called the European Grand Prix, it's called the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Maybe next year, it will be called the Asian Grand Prix...

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 70
2. Bottas 70
3. Ricciardo 70
4. Vettel 70
5. Perez 70
6. Ocon 70
7. Raikkonen 70
8. Hulkenberg 70
9. Stroll(R) 69
10. Grosjean 69
11. Palmer 69
12. Magnussen 69
13. Ericsson 69
14. Vandoorne(R) 69
15. Wehrlein 68
16. Alonso 68
NC Kvyat 54
NC Verstappen 10
NC Massa 0
NC Sainz 0

Time of Race
1:33:05.154

Margin of Victory
19.783 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 3 laps

Virtual Safety Car
1 for 2 laps

Lead Changes
None

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton

Fastest Race Lap
Lewis Hamilton

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Vettel 141
2. Hamilton 129
3. Bottas 93
4. Raikkonen 73
5. Ricciardo 67
6. Verstappen 45
7. Perez 44
8. Ocon 27
9. Sainz 25
10. Massa 20
11. Hulkenberg 18
12. Grosjean 10
13. Magnussen 5
14. Wehrlein 4
  Kvyat 4
16. Stroll(R) 2

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 222
2. Ferrari 214
3. Red Bull 112
4. Force India 71
5. Toro Rosso 29
6. Williams 22
7. Renault 18
8. Haas 15
9. Sauber 4
 
 

2017 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Canada Azerbaijan
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Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2016 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Russia Spain
Monaco Canada Europe Austria
Great Britain Hungary Germany Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2015 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore Japan Russia United States
Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

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

2013 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
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
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

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

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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