Canadian Grand Prix - Wallpaper
The seventh wallpaper in the 2012 Victor's Series commemorates Lewis Hamilton's victory in the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix held at Montreal.
Notable Points: When he is not involved in incidents, He really is an ACE driver!
Sebastian Vettel took POLE on Saturday BUT this race would be about strategy on managing tyres.
The start saw Vettel take the lead as the field headed by Hamilton and Alonso followed through turns 1 and 2...
We watched this event unfold knowing full well that Hamilton would be a force to be reckoned with. The first pitstops saw Hamilton headed by Alonso and we waited with baited breath on how long they would run for, on this change of tyres. McLaren were emphatic in informing Lewis that the leaders would all run for a single stop...
The leading McLaren proved very contrasting fortunes - as the sister car driven by Jenson Button was in the doldrums. It transpired that Lewis would be running a two stop strategy due to tyre degradation. He stopped and would have all his work to do in the closing stages of the race. The order at this point at the head of the field was Alonso leading from Vettel. The race came alive as Lewis rejoined knowing that he would have to use his new tyres to catch and pass the leaders.
These closing laps were enthralling as McLaren's Lewis Hamilton relentlessly reeled in Sebastian Vettel who did not fight too hard. He then set off after Fernando Alonso and duly passed the Ferrari. Vettel would make a very late stop for fresh rubber. The Ferrari driven by Alonso now came under pressure from Romain Grosjean who duly passed him with his DRS system. Sergio Perez was next to pressure the Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel would also overtake Fernando Alonso.
This race was about the tortoises and the hare... The hare being Lewis Hamilton and he turned the ending of this particular fable on its head. Ferrari ran this race on a single stop, so did Lotus and Sauber. Alonso later backed Ferrari's strategy BUT blamed his tyres...
Lotus and Sauber proved that a single stop strategy could prove fruitful and we felt that Ferrari fumbled their tyre strategy for this event. They may well rue these lost points at the end of the season.
Lewis Hamilton duly took the checkered flag and this was a worthy win for a racer. We felt that he was racing for the WIN and the others were driving for FINISHES! BIG DIFFERENCE!
Drive of The Day: Lewis Hamilton. He drove like Champion Elect for 2012.
The finishing order is [ here ] and you can read all the Reports for the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix [ here ].
We hope that you enjoy it...