Podium finish for Aussie Daniel Ricciardo at Canadian GP

Lewis Hamilton has taken out the Canadian Grand Prix beating his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, while Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo made it to the podium after a fierce battle for third place.

Hamilton dominated the race to slash a big chunk out of Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead. He led every lap from pole, setting the fastest lap late in the race.

While the Mercedes pair steered the field, it was a stellar drive from Red Bull’s Ricciardo, who managed to secure his place onto the podium for a third straight race after starting in sixth.


At the third corner Romain Grosjean, and Carlos Sainz got into a tangle, which saw Sainz’s Toro Rosso spearing across the track, clipping the Williams of Felipe Massa and hitting the wall.

The incident ended both their race hopes and brought out the safety car.

At the restart Verstappen attacked Hamilton hard, almost making a pass that would have changed the race. A few laps later his day was done as his Red Bull succumbed to what was most likely a power unit failure.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel also suffered front wing damage at the restart and had to pit for a new nose.

The German then produced a storming drive to finish fourth, overtaking the Force India of Sergio Perez on the penultimate lap.

Ricciardo then had enough of a gap to hold off the faster Ferrari, after spending his final 15 laps fending off challenged from Perez.

While on the podium Ricciardo celebrated in his usual style by drinking his champagne from his boot.