Sebastian Vettel edges out Hamilton in Canadian GP

World champion Hamilton was struggling with engine temperatures in the first part of the race, which forced Mercedes into an earlier than planned pit stop for fresh tyres so they could add more cooling to the car.

Vettel converted pole position into a lead at the first corner and was never headed as he kept Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas at arm’s length throughout the race.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took third after a valiant but unsuccessful attempt to pass Bottas through the first two corners.

Hamilton started fourth but dropped back to finish fifth and is a point behind Vettel a third of the way through the season.

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