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Hamilton in maiden win

Lewis Hamilton's amazing debut season continued but this time with a maiden win at the Canadian F1 Grand Prix in an incident packed race.

Hamilton made sure he used his maiden pole to his advantage but taking the lead from start to finish to claim his first win and so far to be the only driver who has finished on the podium in all the six races.

But it wasn't all that good for BMW's Robert Kubica who had a nasty crash he was trying to overtake Toyota's Jarno Trulli on lap 26.

I think this was by far the most incident packed race this season with the safety car deployed four times and seeing Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella being disqualified for leaving the pit lane while a red light was showing. There were also eight retirements in the race leaving just twelve cars to cross the finishing line.

For the first time this season there was no Ferrari driver on the podium and also instead of two teams represented on the podium this time we had three.

I wasn't surprised that BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld finished second behind Hamilton because he has had a good start to the season. To complete the podium was Williams' Alexander Wurz and what a change of fortune for Williams who failed to have any impact last season but are already are riding high this season.

Renault's Heikki Kovalainen finished fourth ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen. I think this is a race where nothing seemed to work for Ferrari and they will possibly want to forget about it in as quickly as possible.

Super Aguri-Honda's Takuma Sato finished ahead of reigning champion Fernando Alonso who had to settle for seventh position after a slow finish to the race that was mostly affected by the 10 second penalty.

To complete the points placings was Toyota's Ralf Schumacher. Mark Webber finished just outside the points in ninth position after a superb race and this was probably his best chance to finish in the points so far this season.

The next race is next week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and lets see if Hamilton's can continue and talking about him winning the championship may not that wayward after all especially now that he has opened an eight point lead.

Webber must be disappointed with ninth place after starting sixth. I wonder how high up he'd have finished if he hadn't spun off trying to pass Kubica early on?

Yes Keith, I actually thought that Webber put himself in a very good position on qualifying and given the way the race ended up, without the spin he would surely have secured a least a point. Good for somebody who has been failing just to finish a race.

Congratulations. I think that makes him the best F1 rookie ever podium wise so far. Alonso looks shaken.

Six out of six so far, that will take a very good rookie to beat it.

Yes, Alonso seems a bit uncomfortable about the whole situation but I think he needs a little of time to settle in the new team.

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