Like A Butterfly Lewis Hamilton Floated, Before He Stung. Like A Bee.

Vettel second in Canadian GP.

bySteve Cole Smith| PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2016 1:03 AM
Like A Butterfly Lewis Hamilton Floated, Before He Stung. Like A Bee.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won his second straight Formula 1 race of the year, claiming victory at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal today following his victory in Monaco.

Second was Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, third was Valtteri Bottas of Williams.

The win allowed Hamilton to close up on points leader Nico Rosberg, who was fifth, maintaining a nine-point lead over Hamilton.

Hamilton celebrated over the radio on his victory lap by saying: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” in memory of the late Muhammad Ali, and then threw a few punches after he exited the car. Reportedly none landed on Bernie Ecclestone.

Hamilton managed the race on one pit stop to Vettel’s two, sealing the deal.

As for the sort-of-U.S.-based Haas F1 team: Esteban Gutiérrez and Romain Grosjean finished 13th and 14th, respectively.

As you likely know, Formula 1 will be heading south in October to Texas to accompany the much-publicized Taylor Swift concert, which will take place at Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Round 8 of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship is the European Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan. Practice begins June 17, qualifying takes place June 18 and the race runs June 19.

Our French is admittedly lacking, but from this photograph published on the Grand prix du Canada site, it appears Lewis Hamilton was so fast he was able to get out of his car, change to street clothes, shake hands with a small child, then resume and win the race. But we could be mistaken.