Posted June 10, 2019 by David Latham in Feature

F1 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Highlights

It’s lights out in Canada as the official F1 2019 Canadian Grand Prix took place just a short while ago with over 300,000 in attendance at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, and what a controversial race it was. With Sebastian Vettel taking pole position in the qualifying stages, the race looked to finally have an interesting line-up instead of Mercedes at 1 & 2 like we’ve seen for the rest of the season thus far.

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Let’s get straight to the main incident of the race, that one fateful corner. While Vettel held his ground, he came unstuck on lap 48 going wide and causing what the race stewards have described as an unsafe re-entry onto the track with Lewis Hamilton on his tail. Shortly after, Vettel was given a 5 second penalty and with just a few laps to go all Hamilton had to do was stay close behind him to claim yet another Grand Prix victory.

See Hamilton’s cockpit view as Vettel goes wide on lap 48:

The race featured other controversies including Kevin Magnussen saying, “This is the worst experience I’ve ever had in any race-car ever.” Magnussen finished 17th ahead of Robert Kubica and two drivers that did not finish.

Valtteri Bottas had his own battle throughout the race after polling 5th, and ended up getting the fastest lap time of the race with 1:13:078 on the second last lap to finish 4th behind the two Ferraris and his Mercedes team mate.

Watch the official F1 2019 Canadian Grand Prix highlights here.

Will Ferrari’s investment in Le Clerc ever pay off? Stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw as we cover each race in our new F1 2019 coverage, and don’t forget the official F1 2019 video game will arrive later this month.

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?