Just 9 points are separating him by Nico Rosberg in the Championship. This is the main news after this Canadian race. Never a mistake and a constant control over Vettel after the second half of this race. In fact, 46 laps were done on a soft tires using a strategy of just one stop. Even Valteri Bottas performed one stop and got a great third place. The Finnish obtained this result combining an excellent driving skills together with a reliable Williams.
Ferrari adopted a suicidal strategy, alternating ultra-soft,supersoft,soft and making unuseful the good start of Sebastian Vettel. Rosberg was victim of a push done, as usual, by Hamilton at the third turn. It is pretty funny to notice, Lewis suffers an under-steering just when there is Rosberg. He is not different from the pilot who got those championship in 2014 and 2015 using this method. After that Rosberg’s race has been a suffering. Blocked in the traffic, with an overheating engine and a wheel full of caution lights. Even a puncture was experienced by him and finally Verstappen blocked his possibility to get a fourth place, so he had to accept just a fifth place. At the end, this result is already a miracle keeping in mind the start.
Raikkonen did an acceptable race but after his first pit-stop, he dropped from 5th to 13 th: so his final 6th place is not bad at all. Daniel Ricciardo attacked him at the end of this race after a mistake where he performed a breaking too late and blurted out his tires. This was a race less common than usual, Hamilton and his victory were not too easy. The prove was that in this circuit, it is very easy to make a mistake after a breaking when someone is trying to improve this time. It is not necessary to create artificial circuits to have a show, sometimes racing is more than enough.