• F1 2012 - Mercedes GP Canadian GP Results: 6th place for Nico, Schumi Retires Again

      The Canadian Grand Prix has never disappointed and this year followed suit. Lewis Hamilton with his Mclaren Mercedes became the 7th winner this season. Hamilton raced with perfection to hold off Alonso and Vettel to claim the win. RBRís Vettel started the race first with Hamilton behind, but by the end of the first pit stop he dropped to third. Hamilton retained second and Alonso claimed the lead.

      As the race went on, Ferrari kept Alonso out while Vettel and Hamilton pitted for a third set of wheels. Hamilton managed to overtake Vettel and then a fading Alonso. With four laps to go, Renaultís Grosjean, Sauberís Perez and Vettel all managed to overtake Alonso. Perez stood out as the star of the race, starting 15th, he opted for a one stop strategy and finished the race in 3rd place barely 5sec behind Hamilton.

      Mercedes AMG GP had an average day. At the beginning of the race Rosberg fell victim to the DRS and was passed by Felipe Massa and Paul Di Resta. During the middle of the race, Rosberg picked up pace and was setting blistering times lap after lap, but in the end he could only manage a 6th place finish.

      This year hasnít been kind to Schumacher. He was forced by the race officials to retire after his rear DRS wing malfunctioned and was left permanently open. This is his forth retirement so far this season. His pit crew tried to fix the issued with brute force, but were unsuccessful and his race was over.

      For Nico,
      Michael after the race had this to say.
      For Ross,
      Norbert felt todayís race was a great and exciting one:

      After 70 of 70 laps
      Position Driver Team
      Race completed
      1 Great Britain L Hamilton McLaren
      2 Switzerland R Grosjean Lotus
      3 Mexico S Perez Sauber
      4 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
      5 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
      6 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes
      7 Australia M Webber Red Bull
      8 Finland K Raikkonen Lotus
      9 Japan K Kobayashi Sauber
      10 Brazil F Massa Ferrari
      11 Great Britain P Di Resta Force India
      12 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India
      13 Venezuela P Maldonado Williams
      14 Australia D Ricciardo Toro Rosso
      15 France J Vergne Toro Rosso
      16 Great Britain J Button McLaren
      17 Brazil B Senna Williams
      18 Finland H Kovalainen Caterham
      19 Russian Federation V Petrov Caterham
      20 France C Pic Marussia
      21 Germany T Glock (ret.) Marussia
      22 Germany M Schumacher (ret.) Mercedes
      23 Spain P de la Rosa (ret.) HRT
      24 India N Karthikeyan (ret.) HRT

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        Scourge82 -
        There you go @Sticky Click here to enlarge

        Great result for Hamilton and Mclaren for their 300th race. Hopefully Schumi can get over this bad luck he's been having.
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