2012 Canadian Grand Prix result

2012 Canadian Grand Prix

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 70
2 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 70 2.513 2.513
3 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 70 5.260 2.747
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 70 7.295 2.035
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 70 13.411 6.116
6 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 70 13.842 0.431
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 70 15.085 1.243
8 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 70 15.567 0.482
9 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 70 24.432 8.865
10 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 25.272 0.840
11 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 70 37.693 12.421
12 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 70 46.236 8.543
13 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 70 47.052 0.816
14 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 64.475 17.423
15 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 69 1 lap 1 lap
16 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 69 1 lap 5.184
17 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 69 1 lap 1.428
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 69 1 lap 13.088
19 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 69 1 lap 4.597
20 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 67 3 laps 2 laps
Not classified
24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 56 14 laps 11 laps Brakes
7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 43 27 laps 13 laps Rear wing
22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 24 46 laps 19 laps Brakes
23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 22 48 laps 2 laps Brakes

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55 comments on 2012 Canadian Grand Prix result

  1. Eggry (@eggry) said on 10th June 2012, 20:41

    Great ending chase. but It would be much better if Alonso and Vettel pit immediately after Hamilton set fastest sectors. then we might have seen fascinating final sprint rather than pathetic endurance from Alonso.

  2. Calum (@calum) said on 10th June 2012, 20:41

    7 winners in 7 races, absolutely brilliant!
    Hamilton’s third Canada win, he is definately a Canada master!

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 10th June 2012, 20:47

      Hell yes.

      Will Kimi or Schumi make it 8 at Valencia?

      • matt90 (@matt90) said on 10th June 2012, 21:29

        Or Grosjean? Or even Perez as an outside bet (I wouldn’t have said so before today)?

        • Younger Hamii (@younger-hamii) said on 10th June 2012, 21:58

          The two Lotus drivers certainly in Valencia if we are going to get an 8th, expect warmer temperatures there as well which will obviously play into their hands. Hamilton, given his attitude in being consistent & the amount of 2nd places he’s got (3/4 occasions), expect him to be on the podium If history & facts repeat themselves.

      • I for one would be VERY surprised (and a bit worried too) if we’d have an 8th different winner this season.

        I think it’s unlikely though. Valencia is a bit of a Red Bull personal backyard. They’ve always performed well here and I think this year will make no exception. And even if they don’t, there’s Alonso and there’s Hamilton ready to challenge for a win. Grosjean needs to learn more about consistency following good classifications and Kimi – I doubt Valencia will suit his driving style and I doubt Lotus will be able to sort the remaining issues for him in just two weeks time. The Saubers have not performed well there in the past either…

        The different winners streak might have just stopped in Montreal. :)

  3. Macademianut (@macademianut) said on 10th June 2012, 20:42

    Did Lewis just forget to put the wheel back in?

  4. Karthikeyan (@ridiculous) said on 10th June 2012, 20:43

    Though I don’t like Hamilton, have to admit given the odds he did it in style. Well done. Maybe now he won’t do anything like 2011 now that he knows how to win again

  5. F1Lunatic said on 10th June 2012, 20:50

    Q1) How do you make the Canadian GP – other than the last 10 laps – totally disinteresting?
    A – Remove the second DRS and keep only one!

    Q2) How do you ensure to end up 5th/4th after being 1/2?
    A – Simple! Dont race, keep on old tires, and hope&pray that the only person in F1, who ALWAYS pushes the limits, make mistakeS!

    Q3) Which site was the fastest to post the results today?
    A – F1Fanatic.co.uk!!!

  6. Dizzy said on 10th June 2012, 20:52

    DRS sucks!!!

    It did nothing but kill what could have been a good racing fighter between the drivers towards the end.
    Watching DRS simply allow people to drive easily straght past with them not able to do anything to defend was totally ridicullous.

    F1 is no longer about racing because that wasn’t racing!

    • necrodethmortem (@necrodethmortem) said on 10th June 2012, 21:10

      Alonso was 4 seconds slower per lap, everybody would’ve soared by with or without DRS.

      • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 10th June 2012, 21:14

        Yes, it was VET that was still a fight, and some other overtakes earlier on too. Though MAS did it on ROS w/o DRS so maybe that straight is just too good for DRS …

    • latina (@latina) said on 10th June 2012, 21:36

      Not a fan of DRS but I think you should accept it that your favourite teams made the wrong choices today. Their drivers clearly had tyres that were worn out. Look at Vettel who had pitted after realising his team’s mistake was gaining 4 secs per lap on Alonso. With or without DRS, someone with a faster car and newer tyres will always have an advantage over someone who doesn’t have all these things.

      • ivz (@ivz) said on 10th June 2012, 23:40

        @Dizzy yeah, that is why Webber passed so easy with DRS? The only time it was easy was when the car behind was faster and had much better traction! All the teams have the same rules to follow, some made much better choices today, simple as that.
        But I would like to see the DRS on another part of the track to see a straight that is hard to pass on turned into one where the drives have a slight chance.

      • Dizzy said on 11th June 2012, 0:36

        I think you should accept it that your favourite teams made the wrong choices today.

        that implies im a ferrari or red bull fan which im not ;)

        my dislike of drs & the so called racing it produces has nothing to do with who gains/loses from it, My hate of DRS comes from the fact I hate what it does to the racing.

        The only time it was easy was when the car behind was faster and had much better traction!

        in which case the racing would be more competitive without DRS.

        woudn’t it have been more exciting if the cars were side by side down the straght & having to fight it out into the braking zones rather than just pushing a button & cruising straght past?

        what part of any of the drs passes we saw today was even mildly exciting to watch?
        what drs pass made you thihnk ‘wow what a great pass’?

  7. Calum (@calum) said on 10th June 2012, 20:55

    Did Hamilton get weighed with the flag in his hands? I hope they don’t take the win away! :O

  8. Slr (@slr) said on 10th June 2012, 20:56

    It was interesting to see that Grosjean and Perez could conserve their tyres to get on the podium, whilst Raikkonen and Kobayashi couldn’t do the same. I think in someways it is a shame because Raikkonen and Kobayashi wouldn’t normally finish around 20 seconds behind their team mates on pure pace.

    It’s the first time I’ve actually thought that maybe the tyre conservation is too much at the moment. That’s not just because of the reason above, but also that some of the passes were not very exciting because the defending driver couldn’t defend, because of the state of their tyres.

    • Dizzy said on 10th June 2012, 20:59

      some of the passes were not very exciting because the defending driver couldn’t defend, because of the state of their tyres.

      And because of stupid DRS!

    • F1Lunatic said on 10th June 2012, 21:04

      Well said!

      At around lap 40+, Kimi was doing a good-enough job to be ahead of Perez, when the Lotus team brought him in – maybe to leapfrog Rosberg – but they shouldnt have done it, simply because Kimi was matching Grosjean’s pace and was even faster at times by 2-3 tenths. Putting on the supersofts hardly made a difference to Kimi’s race pace, at times few tneths slower than while on his old yellow tires!
      what a shame, because a later pitstop and then an aggressive attack – after all, of what use is it to be conservative on the supersofts – would have put him on par with Grosjean, and then it would have been a real game.

      But, the removal of the 2nd DRS was simply stupendously stupid!

  9. Parth PB (@parthpb) said on 10th June 2012, 21:00

    Great drive by Hamilton. Well deserved win. He’s looked strong all through the season.

    Meanwhile, the “How To Throw Away Podiums” saga by Ferrari continues. Was hoping we’d seen last of the major Ferrari pitwall blunders in 2010. Apparently, not.

    Oh! How I hate the Pirellis right now! After his tires wore out, Alonso was a sitting duck.

    • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 10th June 2012, 21:19

      This is more or less the first time this year you could say Ferrari&Alonso didn’t get out the best they could out of their package, isn’t it @parthpb? Pity for them, feel as foolish as Kimi in China I guess, but still in the points, so could be worse.

      • Parth PB (@parthpb) said on 10th June 2012, 21:31

        Yes. Alonso has had that Ferrari punching above its weight since the start of the season when it was rubbish.

        Still in the points, yes. Disappointing result, nevertheless.

        I’m not sure if you’ve misunderstood me. I was alluding to the fact that Ferrari made many strategic errors in 2010. And this reminded me of that. They’ve been spot-on this season, otherwise.

        • MaroonJack (@maroonjack) said on 11th June 2012, 7:17

          I don’t think Ferrari was “rubbish” in the first two races. They just didn’t have the strongest package. Alonso was doing excellent job, but the team was also doing great developing the car, giving Alonso lightning-fast pit stops and making good strategy calls.

          Canada was their first error and we don’t know whose call that was. Maybe Alonso felt it was a great idea to stay out.

          • Todfod (@todfod) said on 11th June 2012, 13:13

            They made an error in Barcelona as well by not pitting Alonso at the right time. Maldonado got the jump on Alonso on a track that makes it very difficult to overtake.

  10. Fixy (@fixy) said on 10th June 2012, 21:06

    That’s exactly what I expect from Lewis! This win was absolutely in his style, I thought his strategy had robbed him of victory but not only did it turn out that, despite more small mistakes in the pits, McLaren developed a great strategy, but also that Hamilton still had everything in his own hands.
    Also super races by Grosjean and Pérez, especially by the Mexican considering he started 15th, and by Vettel and Alonso who never gave up.
    Hamilton however was overall slightly better than the rest, which was, in a way, expected, considering his record at this track.

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 10th June 2012, 21:14

      @fixy Absolutely. Hamilton read the situation perfectly and was very well prepared when Alonso and Vettel didn’t pit once more. His pace was phenomenal.

      • Eggry (@eggry) said on 10th June 2012, 21:18

        I think it’s not down to them(drivers) but it should be the teams. I don’t know why they didn’t decided to pit immediately Hamilton set fastest sectors. They have new super soft compared to soft one of Hamilton, so it would help them to fight against Hamilton. I’m really disappointed we missed final maybe-stunning wheel to wheel.

  11. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 10th June 2012, 21:06

    Really disappointed to not see HRT classified. De La Rosa did well in qualifying but it seems @keithcollantine was right when he said about them not compensating for higher top speed than usual with sufficient brakes.

    Didn’t no Glock didn’t finish. What happened there?

    Senna managed to jump the Caterhams but it must have taken him ages as he seemed to be behind them all race.

    Another no-score race for Schumacher is painful. Such a shame, but I guess it wouldn’t be 2012 if Schumacher wasn’t having a nightmare.

    • Eggry (@eggry) said on 10th June 2012, 21:11

      It should be there’s gremlin only in Schumacher’s car. Unless this wave of glitches cannot be explained.

    • suka (@suka) said on 10th June 2012, 21:15

      I get a feeling it’s(2012) the end of Schumacher’s racing days, at least at Mercedes.

      • He’s definitely not going anywhere else, so it’s either 2013 with Mercedes or retirement for him I’m afraid. And if things don’t get better and Mercedes fail to give him a car in which he can go at least for a podium finish if not a win, I think we’re likely to have a retirement announcement from him around Monza…

        And he’s gonna leave the sport having the poorest season of his career, without him actually being at fault for it. That’s how it looks, at least so far. Sad…

        • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 11th June 2012, 13:53

          @tony031r Certainly how it looks for 2012. I think a race win would be vindication enough that his comeback was worth it (for the fans at least) and I believe Merecedes will take some stick if they don’t provide him with an opportunity this year.

  12. 7 different winners in 7 races, but I don’t think it’s a lottery. The Marussias, HRTs and Caterhams are still in the back, Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton lead the WDC, just like last year.

    Strategy is so important this year, and driver skill and car speed sometimes can’t make up with the fact that a driver is on the wrong set of tires, or pitted too early/late creating issues with “falling off the cliff” or traffic. It’s great.

  13. Hamilton did an outstanding job, Grosjean just kept his head down with some great tyre conservation on the Lotus and all of a sudden he grabs a 2nd place out of nowhere really! Perez, Vettel and Alonso all good races too.

    But seriously what is the matter with Button? It is actually embarrassing how far off the pace he is. Hamilton had a shocking season by all accounts last year but at even at his worst he was never ever slow, he just kept getting caught up in unnecessary incidents. He needs to sort it out quickly otherwise Red Bull will pull out a big advantage in the constructors, because both Webber and Vettel are looking consistent.

    • Eggry (@eggry) said on 10th June 2012, 21:21

      I don’t know why Button chose to run another super soft run. Everybody knows it would not last. It’s not new one either. Noncompetitive drive, unbelievably strategy, disaster for Button.

  14. Keamo said on 10th June 2012, 21:29

    Perfect race. Well deserved win by Hamilton, thoroughly enjoyed it.

  15. Paul A (@paul-a) said on 10th June 2012, 21:33

    Congratulations to the three podium finishers. But it’s “tyres again” — what happened to the Ferrari computer-aided strategists? Did they go home? or just go to sleep? They had the WDC championship leader, leading the race — and had no logical choice except to “cover” what others were doing. Did they? Like heck. Took a gamble, the lottery route, forgot what happened to Raikkonen earlier this season, and went from hero to zero in six laps.

    This race was not about man and machine on the track, it was about “dumb and dumber” at the pit wall. Ferrari blew it totally for their team leader and Renault could probably have done better for Raikkonen. As for the less dumb, Grosjean and Perez, drove on a logical succession of pit stops for tyres; McLaren were inspirational getting a very fast Hamilton back in the lead (but mostly in the dark for Button.)

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