Hamilton leads championship after Montreal win

Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead of the 2010 world championship after a second consecutive victory. After winning in Turkey in the wake of the Red Bull crash, the McLaren driver on Sunday won convincingly at the end of an exciting and close ...

Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead of the 2010 world championship after a second consecutive victory.

After winning in Turkey in the wake of the Red Bull crash, the McLaren driver on Sunday won convincingly at the end of an exciting and close race on Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The pole sitter beat his teammate Jenson Button across the line ahead of the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso, with former championship leader Mark Webber just fifth, behind the sister Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton admitted that Red Bull's RB6 is probably still the quickest at more conventional circuits.

"We are doing everything we can to close gap to them," he said.

It means Hamilton now leads the championship by three points from Button, with McLaren also ahead of Red Bull for the constructors' title.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Mark Webber , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Gilles Villeneuve , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari , McLaren