Farewell Thanks for following the race with us, it was great to have your company for a race that started slowly but certainly provided plenty of excitement in the end. Join us in two weeks time for the European Grand Prix in Valencia. Cheers.
Finish It all worked out perfectly for Hamilton and credit to the McLaren team too. Ferrari and Red Bull tried to make their tyres last all the way, but it was Hamilton's clean two-stop strategy that was the right call as he hunted down Alonso and Vettel to take the win with ease. With Vettel and Alonso slipping back, Grosjean and Perez were on hand to take second and third respectively, with Vettel in fourth and Ferrari in fifth. Rosberg, Webber, Raikkonen, Kobayashi and Massa round out the top ten.
Lap 70 Hamilton is in complete control, he's going to take his third win in Canada! We have the 7th winner of the season!
Lap 69 Vettel is flying and nearly flies into the wall along the first straight but he brushes that off and then brushes by Alonso before lap 10 - it's all gone horribly wrong for Alonso!
Lap 68 Perez is eyeing ALonso now! He's 3.5 seconds faster than the Ferrari in one lap! Could we have a Hamilton-Grosjean-Perez finish? Few would have thought of the that! And he does it, Perez is up to third
Lap 67 And the Frenchman does it with ease, Grosjean sweeps by Alonso to take second! He waited for the DRS zone and once again the Ferrari was helpless. While the overtaking is happening in the DRS zones, they were inevitable, even without assistance.
Lap 65 With Hamilton seemingly have tied up the victory, the next question is can Grosjean in third take Alonso? He's certainly closing in!
Lap 64 Vettel has pitted! Seems that Red Bull feel they would have totally lost out if they had kept going on those tyres. Hamilton has a nibble at Alonso in the lead up to the DRS zone but he remains patient and makes the move with the help of DRS (he didn't really need it) and Hamilton is in the race lead!
Lap 63 Hamilton is eating into Alonso's lead now, it seems almost inevitable, Hamilton shouldn't have any problem taking the Ferrari.
Lap 62 The McLaren crew come over the radio to tell Hamilton that there will be plenty of time to pass Vettel but he doesn't need to wait as he eases by Vettel in the DRS zone - the Red Bull didn't even attempt to defend.
Lap 61 While Hamilton is flying, Perez in fifth is the man who is fastest out there, the Mexican is producing another great performance!
Lap 60 As the leading trio come down the final straight, you can see all three of them on one straight, it's getting tight - can Alonso hold on!
Lap 59 Hamilton is still the fastest man on track - he's taken a second a lap off Vettel over the last five laps.
Lap 58 It gets even better for the Sauber man too as he flies by Massa without any trouble at all. Hmm, interesting as Massa doesn't even defend as Rosberg tries to take him without DRS and does the business. I think the Brazilian's tyres were shot and he comes into the pits.
Lap 57 Lovely stuff from Perez! Rosberg tries to take Massa for seventh but going down the inside he runs the the last chicane, Rosberg obviously has to yield and Perez is on it in a flash, taking the German!
Lap 56 Hamilton basically needs to take a second a lap off Alonso if he's going to catch the Spaniard. He's doing that at the moment.
Lap 55 There is a possibility that Alonso and Vettel may look to go all the way on these tyres. That really would be interesting. They're not as quick as Hamilton but if they stay out this could work out well. It will be tight.
Lap 54 Hamilton is pushing really hard and he gets a pat on the back by the team for doing so. Alonso is three seconds ahead of Vettel and 12 ahead of Hamilton.
Lap 53 Webber pits, it's a clean stop and he joins the race in front of Raikkonen. Hamilton is lapping faster than Alonso but Ferrari don't react. Button makes yet another pit stop.
Lap 52 Alonso is nearly 13 seconds ahead of Hamilton at the start of lap 52. Hamilton puts in a quick first sector, putting the Ferrari under pressure.
Lap 51 Hamilton pits and there is a problem with the right rear tyre! He comes out just in front of Webber. That will have cost him about a second. Hamilton will really need a quick out-lap here, he came in with a 2.6 second lead. He has some traffic to contend with too but Senna moves overly quickly.
Lap 50 Vergne was given a drive-through for his pit-lane infringement and he comes back out in 16th. He'll be annoyed by that, very unnecessary.
Lap 49 That's Schumacher's 5th retirement of the season. Five from seven, a terrible record, especially when one considers Rosberg has finished every race.
Lap 48 Despite his spin earlier on, Massa is in sixth. If only...
Lap 47 Hamilton still has a lead of over three seconds but he seems worried about the state of his tyres.
Lap 46 Race control reports that Vergne is being investigated for speeding in the pit-lane.
Lap 45 Trouble for Schumacher as his DRS is stuck in open position, he has to come back into the pits to close it and it's jammed. His race is over. The former World Champion has had terrible luck of late.
Lap 44 That could be the running until the end, with the tyres looking good at the moment.
Lap 43 With the one-stoppers in, Hamilton now leads from Alonso, Vettel, Webber, Grosjean and Massa.
Lap 42 Perez comes out in front of Rosberg but the German won't give up that easily! He comes level with the Sauber which of course is lacking in pace first up and he manages to make the pass.
Lap 41 Raikkonen pits at last and Lotus have worked this really well as he comes out in ninth, in front of Rosberg who had set a new fastest lap. Schumacher goes past Kobayashi at the Casino hairpin but the Sauber man gets it back at the final chicane.
Lap 40 Some under-steer from Webber allows Grosjean to suddenly start breathing down the Australian's neck
Lap 39 Rosberg pits though and comes back on track in ninth.
Lap 38 Wow, the man who is really flying at the moment is Nico Rosberg who has but in a 17:90.0 and is now closing in on the Raikkonen-Perez-Webber train.
Lap 37 Hamilton has a lead of a tad over 4 seconds and looking mighty comfortable.
Lap 36 Webber is told to hold in there over the radio, they're waiting for things to 'open up'. The Red Bull's lack of straight-line speed means that Webber just can't get close enough, even under DRS.
Lap 35 Button is down to 17th, things just aren't going his way. A far too familiar story for the Briton.
Lap 34 Hamilton puts in a 1:18.0 - the fastest lap of the race - as his team-mate Jenson Button pits again and puts on the supersofts again. Interesting.
Lap 33 Perez is told by the team that they want 10 more laps from him on that set of tyres. Interesting stuff there. The Mexican is under some pressure from Webber but in truth the Red Bull man isn't getting close enough to be making a move despite being on fresher tyre.
Hamilton is assured by the team that they are on target. That should mean a pit stop perhaps around lap 45.
Lap 31 Webber is starting to close in on Perez and Raikkonen as the battle for fourth starts to heat up.
Lap 30 Maldonado was the other man out on track who hadn't pitted (he was sitting in 10th after starting in 22nd) and he comes back out in 18th.
Lap 29 The McLaren man is now more than 3.5 seconds ahead of Alonso with Vettel a further second back.
Lap 28 Hamilton is the fastest man in every sector but is warned by the team to stick to the plan - i.e don't kill your tyres.Lap 27 Raikkonen and Perez are sitting in fourth and fifth respectively and neither have pitted yet. They're not going as quick as the leaders but having started 12th and 15th if they can get a top 10 finish that would be a good day out.
26 With Karthikeyan out of the race, he's joined in the pits by Pedro de la Rosa who reverses into the pits with a terminal problem. Looks like he had a bit of a break fire there.
Lap 25 Kobayashi pits. Schumacher in 13th gets a message from the team telling him he has to take di Resta in front of him to make his race. He isn't helped by the fact that Kobayashi pops in in front of him.
Lap 24 Karthikeyan spins at the first corner and then pulls off on the grass further down the track, that's our first retirement of the race.
Lap 23 Hamilton has opened a gap of 1.4 seconds to Alonso. Vettel is third and he's followed by Raikkonen, Kobayashi and Perez (the possible one-stoppers). Webber is next and Rosberg and Grosjean round out the top ten.
Lap 22 His charge is short lived though as he comes in now and comes out in ninth. Raikkonen and the Saubers are the only top men not to have pitted.
Lap 21 Grosjean is in fact the man in the lead though as he hasn't pitted yet.
Lap 20 Alonso has puts on the softs and comes out ahead of Hamilton! He's done it! Just by a fraction, but it was enough, even though he didn't have the speed, he's able to defend the position. Alonso runs a little wide and while he is able to defend initially, Hamilton takes him in the DRS zone!
Lap 19 Vettel has a look down the inside of Hamilton on the starting straight but he just can't make it stick. This is brilliant for Alonso as he steams ahead with free track ahead of him while Hamilton and Vettel are battling it out. Alonso pits.
Lap 18 Hamilton comes out in front of Vettel! They're both on the softs, obviously taking the same strategy, but it's the Briton who has the advantage first up. Alonso stays out for another one.
Lap 17 Vettel pits! He was under heavy, heavy pressure from Hamilton comes out behind the Lotus of Grosjean. Hamilton pits at the end of the 17th and swaps to the softs.
Lap 16 Hamliton and Alonso are both putting some pressure on Vettel as the Red Bull man's lead is cut to 0.7secs. Button comes into the pits and puts on the supersoft which is the quicker of the two compounds.
Lap 15 Hamilton is told to push by the team and does just that, setting the best first sector time. Behind him , Raikkonen takes Button for seventh! At the same time, Grosjean sets the fastest lap so it seems the Lotus' are finishing their groove.
Lap 14 Rosberg looks like he's about to take di Resta who zips into the pits at the final chicane instead. He's followed in by Schumacher. The times are slowing now, with everyone seemingly struggling to find the zone with their tyres.
Lap13 WE have our first pit stop of the race as Massa comes in to the pits. Di Resta may soon be following him as he radios in to the team complaining about his tyres.
Lap 12 Mark Webber has finished fourth on four occasions this season and he's currently sitting in a rather lonely fourth at the moment, he's four seconds behind Alonso and seven ahead of di Resta.
Lap 11 There is a lot of talk of looking after tyres here, with Rosberg urged to look after his tyres by the team.
Lap 10 Hamilton has eaten into Vettel's lead, it's down to just 1.5 seconds with Alonso a further 14. seconds back.
Lap 9 The battle for 5th is a tight one at present, with just 1.2 seconds separating di Resta, Rosberg and Grosjean.
Lap 8 One man we haven't mentioned yet who has made up a fair bit of ground is Jean-Eric Vergne who is up from 19th to 15th with the rookie passing among others his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.
Lap 7 Hamilton is easing away from Alonso a fraction and he's managed to peg Vettel's lead at 1.8secs. Massa has radioed into the team that he's struggling with his tyres.
Lap 6 Massa spins it at turn one! He was doing so well but lost the front end of the car. He managed to keep it together though and comes back in 12th.
Lap 5 Vettel's lead is up to 1.8secs over Hamilton.
Lap 4 Jenson Button hasn't managed to make any impact at the moment, still sitting in tenth - although he won from a lot further back last year!
Lap 3 Rosberg is doing 1.22s while those around him are doing 1.21s and as a result di Resta has little trouble in going passed him. Is there something wrong with the Merc?
Lap 2 Perfect start for Vettel, he's already built a 1.1 second lead from Hamilton. A tad embarrassing for Senna as he's taken by round the outside by Kovalainen! Great stuff from the Caterham man. Massa charges down the back straight and gets passed Rosberg this time, the Ferrari up to fifth with Rosberg dropping to sixth.
Lap 1 Great start from Vettel, Rosberg looks to go around Webber and then down the inside but he can't get passed. The German is now under heavy pressure from Massa. The only change in the top 10 first up is that di Resta has pipped Grosjean. Massa tries to take Rosberg on the penultimate corner but he can't quite get there.
Lap 1 We're underway in Montreal!
14:03 They're lined up and ready to go.
14:00 And the formation lap is underway!
13:52 Last year we had two DRS zones but there is just the one this year and it will run from turn 10 until the breaking zone for the final chicane.
13:45 Talking of Champions, Vettel did add his name to those who have come up short against the 'Wall of Champions' (or the 'Wall of Champions' nephews' if you're feeling particularly unkind to Bruno Senna) last year during Friday's practice. Michael Schumacher was of course part of the trio who collided with the wall in 1999 to give it its name - I wonder what odds you would get on one of Button, Hamilton, Alonso or Raikkonen coming up short at the final turn?
13:35 We have six World Champions on the grid this season and of them only Sebastian Vettel has not won the Canadian GP - will he add his name to the list today?
13:30 The pit lane is now open for the drivers to make their way onto the grid. They have 15 minutes to line-up and can opt for a second lap which takes them through the pits and back out.
13:25 Back at the front, the fourth row of the grid belongs to Romain Grosjean and Paul di Resta while Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button are right behind. Unlike the rest of the top ten, though, Button is starting on the harder of the two Pirelli tyres - the softs - having opted for a different strategy to his main rivals. The rest of the top ten are on the red-ringed supersoft.
13:20 So far there is just one change to the grid and that's with regards to Pastor Maldonado. The Spanish GP winner crashed in qualifying, hitting the Wall of Champions, ending up P17 on the grid. However, this morning his Williams team opted to change his gearbox, incurring an automatic five-place penalty. That means he drops to P22 on today's grid.
13:15 Sebastian Vettel is starting today's 70-lap grand prix from pole position having edged Lewis Hamilton by 0.303s in Saturday's qualifying. Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber are on the second row ahead of Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa.
13:00 Welcome to Montreal, home of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, venue for the always-exciting Canadian Grand Prix. All times are local.