It's win or crash for Hamilton in Montreal

It's win or crash for Hamilton in Montreal

Lewis Hamilton's win-or-bust sequence of Canadian Grands Prix continued when he took his Montreal hat-trick on Sunday. Michele Merlino looks in to this and all the other statistical quirks from the seventh round of the 2012 campaign

It's a question of win or be damned in Montreal for Lewis Hamilton, and in 2012 he was very much a winner. As the seventh victor of the year the McLaren ace took the third win of his career win in Canada – a venue at which he has either won (as in 2007 when he scored his maiden triumph, or 2010 and 2012) or crashed out (just as he did in 2008 and 2011).

This was Hamilton's 18th win in Formula 1, which puts him level with Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen at 14th in the all-time rankings.

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