BY Ayyaz Malik
Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton revived his world title charge last week, with a thrilling win in the Canadian Grand Prix. The 31-year old Englishman, who has had a nightmare defence to his F1 campaign this term after suffering several engine failures, came out ahead in a thrilling battle with Ferrari’s Sebastien Vettel.
This win in Canada means that Hamilton has won two successive races, after initially not winning any. It could have all been so different for the Mercedes driver, as it was in fact Ferrari driver Vettel who got out of the blocks quicker.
The young German was initially third on the grid but managed to jump into the lead. Sadly for Sebastien Vettel tactics such as doing a two-stop strategy to Hamilton’s one cost him dearly, as well as pitting during a caution period which caused further delays.
As much as those factors might have had an effect on the race, the sign of a true champion is to ensure you are professional enough to still get the desired result regardless of the circumstances – and Lewis Hamilton did just that. This win for Lewis has breathed some life into what was looking like a faltering title defence.
The lead between Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton now stands at just nine points. With the next race to be held in Azerbaijan, there are still plenty of twists and turns to go in this year’s Formula One World Championships. The sports desk at Asian Sunday will continue bring you all the high-speed action.