Lewis Hamilton: Canadian Grand Prix result a 'great blow' to Ferrari

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Canadian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes has dealt Formula One rival Ferrari "a great blow" after securing its first one-two of the season in Montreal.

Following up on his stunning pole position in qualifying, Hamilton dominated proceedings to lead all 70 laps and take his sixth win in Canada. The triple world champion finished the race nearly 20s clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who sealed a comfortable one-two.

It proved to be a tough day for Ferrari, with Sebastian Vettel pulling off an impressive recovery following an early pitstop to change a damaged front wing to finish fourth, while Kimi Raikkonen was forced to settle with seventh after suffering brake problems in the closing stages.

"In these five years [with Mercedes], I've not seen the team pull so well together and work towards the same cause, to understand the car and come here and deliver what we delivered -- a great blow to Ferrari," he said.

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