June 19, 2019
Latest News

Hamilton wins Canada Grand Prix thanks to penalty imposed on Vettel

International Sports Desk, Jun 9 (efe-epa).- Britain's Lewis Hamilton, driving for Mercedes, strengthened his lead in Formula 1 racing this season on Sunday by - albeit amid controversy - winning the Canadian Grand Prix, the seventh of the year, at the Gilles Villeneuve racing circuit in Montreal.

Although Germany's Sebastian Vettel - who had secured the pole position driving for Ferrari on Saturday - crossed the finish line first on Sunday, he was hit with a five-second penalty for making what was deemed to be a dangerous re-entry onto the track on Lap 48, with 22 laps remaining, a move that was reviewed by race authorities before the penalty was imposed.

With Hamilton pressuring him, Vettel ran onto the grass after going into Turn Three too hard, returning to the track right away just ahead of his rival, forcing the latter to brake sharply or risk being forced into the wall or off the track.

Hamilton was on the verge of passing Vettel, and quite likely would have done so, if he had not been blocked.

Race authorities reviewed the incident and informed Vettel of their decision to dock him five-seconds several laps later, whereupon the German blew up over the team radio, claiming that "I had nowhere to go. Seriously, I had nowhere to go. They are stealing the race from us."

As a result of the penalty imposed on Vettel, Hamilton - who had been in second place - emerged as the winner.

The other Ferrari driver, Monaco's Charles Leclerc, came in third.

"Not the way I wanted to win," said Hamilton, after being proclaimed the winner in the race of 305.27 km (just over 189 miles) with a time of 1:29:07.084.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen was penalized in the same way for forcing then-Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen off the track last year in the Japanese Grand Prix.

This was Hamilton's fifth race win of the year and the 78th of his career. He now leads the world F1 rankings with 162 points, 29 more than his Finland's Valtteri Bottas, who finished fourth in Montreal

Holland's Verstappen ended up fifth, ahead of the two Renault drivers, Australia's Daniel Ricciardo and Germany's Nico Hülkenberg.

The other Red Bull driver, France's Pierre Gasly, came in eighth at the raceway on the artificial island of Notre Dame in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, with Canada's Lance Stroll, with Racing Point, and Russia's Daniil Kvyat, with Toro Rosso, coming in ninth and 10th, respectively.

The next Grand Prix, to be run in France, will be the eighth of the 21 that make up the world circuit and will take place onJune 23 at the Le Castellet raceway.

News history
Messi hopes to end drought with Argentine national team at Copa America

By Sebastian Meresman

Brazilian players warn that Peru's Guerrero can be a scoring machine

Salvador, Brazil, Jun 19 (efe-epa).- Brazilian national soccer team players Marquinhos and Alisson praised Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero on Wednesday,...

Luis Enrique steps down as Spain's national team coach, Moreno takes helm

Madrid, Jun 19 (efe-epa).- Luis Enrique has Wednesday left his position as coach of Spain's national soccer team and will be replaced by his assistant,...

Biggest Africa Cup of Nations: golden opportunity for Salah

Cairo, Jun 19 (efe-epa).- Egypt prepares to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the biggest in history with the country being tipped to win the tournament.

High-scoring Uruguay takes on Japan in Copa America

By Fernando Gimeno

UEFA appeal committee upholds Neymar's 3-match ban

Madrid, Jun 19 (efe-epa).- UEFA's appeal committee Wednesday turned down an appeal filed by the Paris Saint Germain star Neymar against a three-match ban...

Real Madrid reinforces its defense with new signing Mendy

Madrid, Jun 19 (efe-epa).- Real Madrid reinforced its defensive lineup with the inclusion of France left-back Ferland Mendy who was presented to fans at the...

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady tops NFL earnings list as retirement looms

New York, USA, Jun 18 (efe-epa).- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may be nearing retirement, but he still earns more royalties than any other NFL...

Brazil's Marta sets WC scoring record, team moves on to WWC Round of 16

International Sports Desk, 18 Jun (efe-epa) - Marta became the top scorer in the history of FIFA World Cups – including the men's tournament – after scoring...

Geraint Thomas passes medical after crashing out of Tour de Suisse

Arlesheim, Switzerland, Jun 18 (efe-epa).- Last year's Tour de France winner, Geraint Thomas, was not seriously hurt Tuesday in the crash that forced him to...

Brazil's Dani Alves returns to the stadium where it all started

By Carlos Meneses Sanchez

Sharapova makes victorious return to competition in Mallorca

Mallorca, Spain, Jun 18 (efe-epa).- Maria Sharapova defeated Viktoria Kuzmovaof Slovakia on Tuesday in the 2019 Mallorca Open first round.

Garcia battles past Azarenka in Mallorca Open 1st round

Mallorca, Spain, Jun 18 (efe-epa).- Caroline Garcia rallied Tuesday from a set down to earn a hard-fought win over Victoria Azarenka in the Mallorca Open...

Colombia vs Qatar: clash between Portugal's Queiroz, Spain's Sanchez

Sao Paulo, Jun 18 (efe-epa).- Colombia and Qatar national teams are set to square off against each other with the aim of moving a step closer to qualifying...

Amputee victims in Gaza hit soccer pitch with local team The Crutches

A soccer team in the Gaza Strip known as The Crutches is providing a platform for amputee victims of the Israeli-Paletinian conflict to get out on the...

Argentina and Paraguay to square off in Copa America battle of the reeling

By Sebastian Meresman

Real Madrid unveils new forward Rodrygo: I hope to make Madrid fans happy

Madrid, Jun 18 (efe-epa).- Real Madrid unveiled the latest component of its new squad for the upcoming season, Brazilian forward Rodrygo, at its Santiago...

Former UEFA president Platini held over awarding 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar

Paris, Jun 18 (EFE).- Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested on suspicion of corruption linked to a decision to award the 2022 World Cup to...

Chile starts title defense by trouncing Japan 4-0 in Copa America Group C

By Gerard Soler

2 people seriously injured during Raptors NBA championship celebration

Toronto, Canada, Jun 17 (efe-epa).- At least two people were seriously injured on Monday during the downtown Toronto celebration of the local Raptors' NBA...

Uruguay's Vecino undergoes medical tests, misses Copa America practice

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Jun 17 (efe-epa).- The Uruguayan national soccer team, which made its Copa America debut over the weekend with a 4-0 blowout of...

Totti attacks Roma’s owners as he leaves his career club

Rome, Jun 17 (efe-epa).- Francesco Totti quit as director of Roma on Monday and held a press conference to criticize the Serie A club’s owners.

Copa America’s nearly empty stadiums

Porto Alegre (Brazil), Jun 17 (efe-epa).- If fans are the beating heart of soccer, the 2019 Copa America as a slow pulse as its stadium looked nearly empty...

Brazil seeks last-8 spot against a fearless Venezuela

Salvador, Brazil, Jun 17 (efe-epa).- Brazil’s national team will seek to secure a berth in the 2019 Copa America quarterfinals at the expense of Venezuela,...

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.