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F1 Race Recap: Second Place for the Silver Arrows in Canada

Blog: The Tibco Blog

It was a beautiful day in Montreal as ten Formula One teams arrived at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix. After a hard-fought qualifying round, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton landed P2 and P4 starting positions on the grid. With Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in front of Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel taking P1, would Hamilton be able to bring home his seventh Canadian GP win from the second row?

We’re counting down to LIGHTS OUT at the #CanadianGP! With @valtteribottas #VB77 starting in P2 and @lewishamilton #LH44 in P4, it’s shaping up to be thriller in Montreal! 🇨🇦🏁 (📷 Steve Etherington) @mercedesamgf1 #DrivenByEachOther #TIBCOfast

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As they warmed up cars warmed up in the formation lap, the drivers prepared for a fight around the first several turns.

Despite going wheel-to-wheel with Verstappen, Bottas managed to avoid the overtake and hang on to his 2nd place position. Shortly after the race began, Hamilton began sensing an issue.

Fortunately the brilliant technicians at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport were able to diagnose and repair his issue, getting him sorted out in seconds and back on the track.

Just as Bottas was making progress to close the gap on Vettel, the Flying Finn drifted off course, costing valuable time.

As the final laps flew by, Bottas held on to 2nd place, as Hamilton settled for 5th.

Despite the setbacks and challenges, Bottas and Hamilton fought it out for 70 laps and managed to bring home some valuable points to continue their lead in the Constructors’ World Championship standings.

Up next: the Grand Prix de France on June 24!

Learn more about TIBCO’s partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport that provides the team with a data-driven competitive edge.

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