F1 2018 Classic Race Review – 2007 Canadian Grand Prix


In today’s blog we will be reviewing the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix from Montreal,Canada. At the start of the race saw young Mclaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton starting on pole position ahead of his more experienced world champion team mate Fernando Alonso and Hamilton would come through the first corner still in 1st but his team mate would go off-roading and lose 2nd to BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld. But the Grand Prix in Montreal would soon calm down with minor incidents involving Red Bull Renault driver Mark Webber and Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Scott Speed being the only incidents of note but soon enough the Spyker Ferrari driver Adrian Sutil would bring out the first safety car where Lewis Hamilton would lead the field away for the first of what would be many times.


But the safety car would return very quickly as BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica suffered an absolutely horrific accident where he was lucky to only come away with a broken leg and once again Mclaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton would lead the pack away from 2nd place driver Nick Heidfeld. Meanwhile drivers such as Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen and Mclaren driver Fernando Alonso were struggling during the race as Raikkonen was passed surprisingly by a Super Aguri and Alonso had to drop to the back of the field due to a stop-go penalty for illegally pitting under the safety car. And talking of the safety car it would come out for the third time as this time it was for too much debris on the race track with Hamilton leading the field away again. But as quickly as that safety car went in, another one came out as Vitatonio Luizzi crashed into the wall of champions and with what seemed like deja-vu Lewis Hamilton lead the field away again.


And the race would end on a thrilling note as Super Aguri Honda driver Takuma Sato started to fly through the field as as soon as he got past Toyota driver Ralf Schumacher, he amazingly passed the double world champion Fernando Alonso going into the final chicane. But through all the chaos Mclaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton would go on to win his first ever Grand Prix on the streets of Montreal. The 2007 Canadian Grand Prix will always be remembered as a all time classic that saw a legend of the sport get his first of many race wins in Formula 1.


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