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Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Canadian Grand Prix to close gap on Nico Rosberg

• Reigning champion’s strategy gets better of second-placed Sebastian Vettel
• Valtteri Bottas is third for Williams; Rosberg is fifth and lead is cut to nine

After all the nonsense conspiracy theories that Mercedes were somehow trying to scupper Lewis Hamilton’s bid for the Formula One world championship, how quickly things have changed. A superb run to a win here in Montreal, in a tense but ultimately perfectly judged race by both the driver and his team, means he has two victories on the bounce and, having been 43 in arrears two races ago, now trails his team-mate Nico Rosberg by only nine points. What is more, as the battle intensifies, their touch at a highly contested first corner is likely to increase the tension between the pair.

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