Motor racing-Hamilton takes controversial win in Canada after Vettel penalty

Motor racing-Hamilton takes controversial win in Canada after Vettel penalty
By Reuters

09/06/2019 at 20:43Updated 09/06/2019 at 20:53

MONTREAL, June 9 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix for Mercedes in controversial fashion on Sunday after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line first but was handed a five-second penalty.

The victory was championship leader Hamilton's record-equalling seventh in Montreal and a seventh in seven races this season for Mercedes.

"That is not the way naturally I wanted to win," said Hamilton over the radio.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc finished third, behind Vettel. (Writing by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Clare Fallon)

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