The British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton had a tough time at the weekend as he was forced to retire from the Canadian Grand Prix and therefore scoring him no points. Whilst Hamilton scored no points, his teammate and main competitor for the Drivers’ Championship, Nico Rosberg managed to finish second in the race in Canada, which has now put the German 22 points ahead of Hamilton. Mercedes are dominating the race for the Constructors Championship as almost every race has been won by them, apart from the Canadian Grand Prix, which was won by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.
Ever since the opening race of the season in Australia, where Lewis Hamilton was also forced to retire, he had been fighting his way back to compete with Rosberg at the top of the Drivers Championship. Yet, as soon as he overtakes Rosberg on points, Hamilton pulls up with another retirement in a Grand Prix to send him back down to second in the overall table. The 2008 champion was forced to retire from the race at the weekend due to his rear brakes failing. Hamilton has impressively won 4 races so far this season, whilst Rosberg has won 2 and finished on the podium for each of the others.
After having to retire from a Grand Prix for the second time so far this season, Lewis Hamilton commented, “There is a long way to go. I caught up before and I’ll catch up again.” The championship title is likely to go all the way to the final Grand Prix this season in Abu Dhabi as it is the first time in Formula 1 history that the last race is worth double points. However, even though Hamilton and Rosberg are currently dominating the sport, do not rule out Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel yet, as they finished first and third in Canada; they could be about to hit form.
Author Daniel Foster.
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