WATCH: Hamilton wins third straight Canadian Grand Prix, Canada's Stroll gets first points
Lewis Hamilton cruised to his third Canadian Grand Prix victory in a row and his sixth overall, while Canadian rookie Lance Stroll finished ninth to win his first Formula One points on Sunday.
The 18-year-old Stroll, on the grid for the first time at his hometown race, finished a grand prix for only the third time in seven races this season but achieved his goal of earning his first points at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where he watched the Canadian Grand Prix as a child. He earned two points.
A first-lap mishap that damaged the two Ferraris made it an easy day for the Mercedes AMG team, with Hamilton taking the chequered flag and teammate Valterri Bottas safely in second place.
Daniel Ricciardo held third place for Red Bull ahead of F1 leader Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari. Force India's Sergio Pewrez and Esteban Ocon were fifth and sixth with Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari seventh.
It was Hamilton's third win in seven races this season and closed the gap in drivers standings with Vettel, who battled back after being dropped to the back early on.
Mishaps at the start put Hamilton and Bottas home free in what had been expected to be a tight race with the Ferraris, who were coming off a one-two finish two weeks ago in Monaco.
The safety car came out on the opening lap when, on the first turn, Romain Grosjean's Haas nudged Carlos Sainz's Toro Rosso, which plowed into the side of Stroll's Williams teammate Felipe Massa. That ended the race for Sainz and Massa, while Grosjean pitted for a new nose piece.
``What a mental guy,'' Grosjean told his put crew about Sainz over the radio.
Vettel fell from second the fourth off the start as his Ferrari was clipped by Verstappen. The German was forced to the pits with a damaged front wing and dropped to the back. But on lap 11, Verstappen's Red Bull died at the side of the track, ending his day and leaving Hamilton and Bottas alone in front.
Ferrari reported that Raikkonen had balance problems after going on to the grass during the first-lap mess.
Pascal Wehrlein started from pit lane after a crash in qualifying on Saturday necessitated a new gearbox and rear wing on his Sauber.
And Daniil Kvyat stalled his Toro Rosso on the formation lap, forcing him to start from the back of the grid. Then Kvyat was penalized 15 seconds for lining up in the wrong spot.
A minute of silence was held before the race in honour of victims of the recent terrorist attack in London.