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Summary

  1. Hamilton wins, Rosberg 2nd 2.2secs back
  2. Bottas 3rd, Raikkonen 4th, Vettel 5th
  3. Alonso says 'we look like amateurs' over team radio
  4. Alonso, Button and Merhi out
  5. Raikkonen loses out to Bottas after spin
  6. Grosjean penalised for Stevens collision

Live Reporting

By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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We'll leave you with the star of today's show

So that race may not have been a thriller, but there was plenty to get people chatting.

McLaren's miserable day, Fernando Alonso's radio rant, the dreaded "lift and coast" messages, and at the end of it all a fourth win of the season and an extended championship lead for Lewis Hamilton.

But let's be honest,

it's all about this wee man.

Until Austria.

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Charlotte Keating: This race has really shown the deterioration of the sport in the last 2 years. It used to be the highlight of my week.

Sean Harrison: Surprised Hamilton's keen on refuelling returning. Thought he'd prefer straight racing rather than races around fuel strategy.

Cameron Tait: Lots of negative publicity for the hybrid systems in Canada. No one wants to see cars lifting can coasting.

Hamilton becomes top British lap leader

Lewis Hamilton led his 75th race today and along the way passed Nigel Mansell's 2,091 laps led by a British driver.

Hamilton now has led 2,143 laps from his 155 grand prix starts.

Laps led by British drivers: Top Five:

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1. Lewis Hamilton, 2,143 laps led
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2. Nigel Mansell, 2,091 laps
Jim Clark
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3. Jim Clark, 1,943 laps
Jackie Stewart
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4. Jackie Stewart, 1,919 laps
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5. Damon Hill, 1,358 laps

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Graham Stokes: The cars need to race closer, change the aero make them run with max fuel, remove the plank and alter the front wing.

Peter Meijering: There is more on-course overtaking in World Rally Championship. F1 is supposed to be a sprint race! Less $, more racing.

Ross Green: Get rid of fuel limiting! Bring in budget capping! Scrap DRS & give turbo to cars further down grid. And provide better tyre compounds.

Romain Grosjean on Twitter: Sorry for my team as I made a mistake today and lost some good points... But a lot of positives for the Austrian GP.

Fuel saving is 'frustrating' - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, P1, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is going incredibly well. This team has helped me live my dream. Every race win is a different feeling.

"My lead engineer lost a family member this weekend and to come here and perform like he has has been amazing. I take my hat off to him."

On saving fuel: Definitely frustrating to have to lift and coast. If you had to be pushing, pushing the whole way... You remember what it was like. These days physically I wasn't suffering too much.

"If you had fuel stops - like they are hopefully going to do - you could push the whole race."

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Lewis meets the fans

Lewis Hamilton has enjoyed a really warm reception from a lot of fans who have stayed behind after the race.

Pop stars, footballers and F1 drivers. They have that effect.

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Ferrari on Twitter: Maurizio Arrivabene: We slipped off the podium this time but we are still second best.

Heads down at Red Bull

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BBC F1 pit-lane reporter

The debrief begins for Ricciardo. Here he expresses his frustrations to Christian Horner, Helmut Marko etc.

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Cue the Smedders fan club...

Colin Bowett: Rob Smedley = Legend!

Jessica: Yayyyyy Rob!

lillyloo: #swoon

James Matthews: Good gracious, Rob Smedley brings the heat.

SusieAH: Yep I'm here! Fan-girling at its finest whit whoooo

Mercedes celebrate their one-two

Contrasting outfits from the two drivers it's fair to say.

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Rosberg looks to gain a sneaky advantage

Nico Rosberg, P2: "I have an electrical power boost for two laps to see if I can attack him, but of course as soon as I do that his engineer tells him and he will do the same. I think I will have to have a word with the team and see if we can keep it a secret.

"I have one option, which could be to be fully depressed, but I have chosen to keep a smile on, because second place is not the end of the world."

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'Fernando believes in us'

McLaren's chief operating officer Jonathan Neale talking to BBC Sport: "We know that Fernando has a car he can drive but, yes, we need to get more performance. He knows and believes in the things we have coming in the pipeline.

"We have to take it on the chin. We have made up two-and-a-half seconds a lap since the start of the season, but we are still two seconds behind."

Get involved - Jonathan Neale interview #bbcf1

A lot of you have reacted very positively to Jonathan Neale's stout defence of McLaren over on our red button coverage.

Phillippa Gillett: So nice to hear McLaren's Jonathan Neale being very honest about the problems McLaren are facing.

James Greatbanks: Best part of the Canadian GP is definitely that interview.

Ben Malone: As a McLaren fan hearing Jonathan Neale speak from the hip was brilliant. Honesty wins.

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Be still my beating heart

Smokin' Smedders is on the screen.

An avalanche of love will land at #bbcf1 shortly.

We'll keep you posted.

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'We have to be independent'

McLaren's chief operating officer Jonathan Neale talking to BBC Sport: "If we'd stayed with Mercedes, there is not a cat in hell's chance we would have beaten them. I love Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe like a brother but they are not going to share data with us.

"We have to be independent. We are going to fight this as a team. The only way back to championships is with an independent.

"Honda have done a great job in a short period of time."

'We should let Fernando get on with it'

McLaren's chief operating officer Jonathan Neale talking to BBC Sport: "Actually I agree with Fernando [about his response to the engineer on the team radio]. The drivers are trying to manage the race.

"Fernando is the guy on the circuit trying to get the job done. We should let him get on with it. When we looked at the data afterwards, he could have got the car home."

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Ryan: F1 was at its best when the FIA didn't try and push the spectacle like in 2006-2008. This approach must re-appear to improve.

Longhaul Tyke: Do we really have to wait until 2017 for cars that will allow REAL racing? Lift and coast!!

Kate Green: When there is more discussion about an on track rodent than the racing, the sport of F1 is crying for a shake up!

Christopher Foxon: Budget caps will level the playing field and lead to closer racing. Mercedes too far ahead. Financial Fair Play needed. Boring race!

Stephen Cleaver: A way to improve competitiveness is INVERT the FIA PRIZE MONEY so 1st place gets the LEAST money not the MOST!

'I'm laughing because I don't want to cry' - Ricciardo

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo (P13) talking to BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie: "I got lapped by a Williams - that explains my day. It was our worst weekend of the year. We have got to understand it but I don't have any answers. I'm laughing because I don't want to cry."

Ideas to make F1 more entertaining #287

Everyone get drunk first.

Not the drivers, of course.

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James Matthews: I almost want to see some Red Bull-style outbursts from McLaren. Repeating the same PR soundbites every weekend sounds so defeatist.

Jamie Lee: Eddie Jordan is spot on with McLaren, something needs to change at a once great team! They have the drivers, not the car.

David Dalton: Honda, Ferrari and Renault engines just aren't cutting it, do we need a new engine supplier? Toyota back?

Fernando Alonso on Twitter: Jenson Button... Is this a bit better..? Well, probably depends upon how you look at it.

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Constructors' standings after seven rounds

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Drivers' standings after seven rounds

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'Weak' performance from McLaren - Button

McLaren's Jenson Button talking to BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie: "It's a difficult balance [focusing on reliability and improving the car]. We were weak in both areas this weekend. Hopefully we can solve these issues in two weeks."

More on McLaren's plight

Eddie Jordan

BBC F1 chief analyst

"There have to be major changes in the top management of McLaren.

"Ron Dennis has to look at himself and ask 'What is happening on my stewardship?' It was never as bad as this under Martin Whitmarsh."

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"Fuel saving, let's get rid of that. It's like battery anxiety in your mobile phone."

Wolff defends 'lift and coast' messages

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff on the calls to "lift and coast": "It is a fine margin we have. We want them to compete against each other, so you need to watch the brakes and the fuel consumption and this is the fine line we need to walk on.

"You must not forget that Sebastian had a really messy race. We didn't see the real Ferrari performance today and this is why you have to stay careful and continue to push."

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'We are like a different category' - Alonso

Fernando Alonso speaking to BBC Sport about THAT outburst: "When you are in the middle of a battle, fuel is a low priority and you will time later on. After three or four reminders of fuel, I just said let me race and let me have some fun.

"We are like a different category. When everyone pass you so easy like that, you look like a amateur driver and that is not good. We are not super competitive now, we have many things to do in our case. But hopefully this weekend has given us some lessons

"You need to I believe in this project all the program of developing the car is quite positive. I know it is difficult for the fans but they need to be patient and they need to believe because something good is coming. "

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

On Fernando Alonso: "He's made his choices in the same way Lewis Hamilton took the decision to leave McLaren for Mercedes when McLaren were a faster team. You can question some of the decisions Fernando has made - he left McLaren one year into a two-year contract because Lewis was fast."

McLaren on Twitter: Cause of retirements: unrelated exhaust issues for both cars. We'll investigate further.

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On Fernando Alonso: "I now think he thinks he made a mistake [in joining McLaren]."

If you look closely...

...you might just see a dummy flying from Fernando Alonso's McLaren cockpit.

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Bottas promises more podiums for Williams

Valtteri Bottas, P3: "I'm really happy for us. It was really good teamwork all weekend. A mistake by Kimi allowed us to make up one position. We really needed this. It really boosts the confidence. We are a top team and we can fight for the podiums."

Final results

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Rosberg satisfied with second

Nico Rosberg, P2: "I was pushing like mad but I couldn't quite make it. Second place is still okay. It was just a little bit in qualifying - the race pace was good."

'Did I need this? I think so'

Race-winner Lewis Hamilton: "I love Montreal. I love this track, love the city. Fantastic weekend. I didn't feel I had most comfortable balance but I didn't feel under too much pressure. It felt intense, I really enjoyed it. Did I need this? I think so.

"This place is incredible. There are lots of British flags, Canadian flags, Grenada flags and Barbados flags. I won my first race here in 2007 and to be back up here feels very historic for me."

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Cora: Started out a good race. Good overtakes. Ended up a fuel saving excercise/procession. Bring back refuelling!

Nicola Fairhurst: So a rodent on the track and Alonso's tantrum were the highlights of the Canadian GP...

Joe Giles: F1 is broken and boring! Just watching out of habit. No excitement, overtaking or even speed.

Hang in there guys

1986 Canadian GP winner Nigel Mansell: "We need McLaren and Honda, it takes time, hang in there JB, FA - it will get better soon."

Quick facts

That's the 37th win of Lewis Hamiton's career and his fourth at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit, which was also the scene of his maiden F1 win in 2007.

He is alone in second place on the list of all-time Canadian GP winners, with Michael Schumacher, with seven, the man out in front.

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