Analysis - Ferrari on the back foot

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6262/775.html --- McLaren extend their lead as BMW outpace Italian team McLaren came away from Montreal with a 28-point lead over Ferrari in the world championship for constructors, after a fabulous maiden win by Lewis Hamilton, but even team boss Ron Dennis admitted it was a bitty day after Fernando Alonso lost out on a higher placing than his eventual seventh due to having to pit under the first safety car before the pit lane was officially...Read Full Story

Hamilton triumphant in Montreal

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6259/775.html --- McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton duly delivered his first Grand Prix victory in Canada, in dramatic circumstances in a race notable also for a massive accident that befell BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica, and no fewer than four safety-car interventions. It all went right for Hamilton and wrong for Fernando Alonso at the start, as the two McLaren drivers scrapped with one another while also making sure fast-starting Nick Heidfeld didn’t get...Read Full Story

Alonso, Ferrari struggle in Canada

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6258/775.html --- Difficult race for champion, but Ferrari rivals do little better While team mate Lewis Hamilton is busy celebrating his maiden victory, McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will undoubtedly be trying to forget his own Canadian Grand Prix. After failing to capitalise on the numerous dramas in Montreal, Alonso eventually crossed the line in seventh. Although the Spaniard started the race alongside pole-sitter Hamilton, he made a critical...Read Full Story

Hamilton tops disrupted Saturday practice

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6247/775.html --- McLaren retained their grip in the final practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Saturday morning, but this time it was Lewis Hamilton who was quickest with a lap of 1m 16.071s. In what would become a disrupted session in which 17 minutes were lost after a suspected engine failure in Heikki Kovalainen’s Renault had left a major oil slick on the run down to the final corner, Kimi Raikkonen had one off-course...Read Full Story

Weather update - sunny and dry in Montreal

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6227/775.html --- Welcome to qualifying day for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, where the city is already bathed in warm sunlight. The rain forecast for Friday finally fell in the evening and it remains to be seen how much that might have affected the layer of rubber on the track, but it will remain sunny and hot all day Saturday with an ambient temperature high of 24 degrees Celsius. That will drop slightly on Sunday due to cloud, but...Read Full Story

McLaren the early pacesetters in Canada

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6237/775.html ---Silver leads red in opening Montreal session Contrary to the expectations of those who envisaged Ferrari having a clear advantage round Montreal's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, McLaren held the upper hand - albeit by a scant margin - when the first hour and a half of practice ended on Friday morning ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso lapped in 1m 17.759s to head the times, with Lewis Hamilton again impressing on a...Read Full Story

Alonso out on his own in Montreal

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6240/775.html ---World champion proves the class of the field on day one McLaren’s Fernando Alonso continued to stamp his authority on proceedings in Canada on Friday afternoon, topping second practice with a fastest lap half a second clear of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. The Spaniard whirled his MP4-22 round in 1m 16.550s, a full seven-tenths of a second faster than team mate Lewis Hamilton, and it was only right at the end that Massa jumped up the...Read Full Story