I posted before about the first 5 Grand Prix races and that five different drivers and teams had won them.

Now it's seven races and seven different drivers winning them. Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday. And it was an excellent race with Hamilton passing Fernando Alonso for the lead with about seven laps left. Alonso attempted a one-stop race but his tires were giving out and Hamilton who had made two pit stops and had fresher tires passed Alonso and streaked to his first win of the season.

Second was Romain Grosjean of Lotus and third was Sergio Perez of Sauber.

The season results look this way:

Australia - Jenson Button, Team McLaren
Malaysia - Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari
China - Nico Rosberg*, Mercedes F1
Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
Spain - Pastor Maldonado*, Williams
Monaco - Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing
Canada - Lewis Hamilton, Team McLaren

* - Rosberg and Maldonado's wins were their first F1 race victories.

Button, Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton are all former world champions.

The strongest team to not win yet this season would be Lotus as they have been on the podium four times this season as both Lotus drivers Kimi Raikonnen and Romain Grosjean have a 2nd & 3rd place finish this season. Could either of them be the 8th different driver to win at the next race in Valencia, Spain on June 24th?

Hamilton's win also gives him the lead in the drivers championship after seven races.

Drivers Championship Standings


Pos_____Driver __Nationality ___Team ___ Points
1 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 88
2 Fernando Alonso Spanish Ferrari 86
3 Sebastian Vettel German Red Bull Racing-Renault 85
4 Mark Webber Australian Red Bull Racing-Renault 79
5 Nico Rosberg German Mercedes 67
6 Kimi Räikkönen Finnish Lotus-Renault 55
7 Romain Grosjean French Lotus-Renault 53
8 Jenson Button British McLaren-Mercedes 45
9 Sergio Perez Mexican Sauber-Ferrari 37
10 Pastor Maldonado Venezuelan Williams-Renault 29
11 Kamui Kobayashi Japanese Sauber-Ferrari 21
12 Paul di Resta British Force India-Mercedes 21
13 Bruno Senna Brazilian Williams-Renault 15
14 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 11
15 Nico Hulkenberg German Force India-Mercedes 7
16 Jean-Eric Vergne French STR-Ferrari 4
17 Daniel Ricciardo Australian STR-Ferrari 2
18 Michael Schumacher German Mercedes 2
19 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish Caterham-Renault 0
20 Timo Glock German Marussia-Cosworth 0
21 Charles Pic French Marussia-Cosworth 0
22 Narain Karthikeyan India HRT-Cosworth 0
23 Vitaly Petrov Russian Caterham-Renault 0
24 Pedro de la Rosa Spanish HRT-Cosworth 0

Points are awarded for 1st through 10th place (25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1).

Red Bull Racing leads the team standings ahead of McLaren. The same point system used for the drivers championship is used for the team championship with each team car scoring points (if in the top 10).

Pos_____Team - Engine_____Points
1 Red Bull Racing-Renault 164
2 McLaren-Mercedes 133
3 Lotus-Renault 108
4 Ferrari * 97
5 Mercedes * 69
6 Sauber-Ferrari 58
7 Williams-Renault 44
8 Force India-Mercedes 28
9 Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 6
10 Caterham-Renault 0
11 Marussia-Cosworth 0
12 HRT-Cosworth 0

* - Ferrari and Mercedes are both car and engine builders for their own teams.

The F1 teams return to Europe for the rest of the summer (6 races at Valencia, Spain; Silverstone, England; Hockenheim, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Spa, Belgium and Monza, Italy) and then head to Singapore; Suzuka, Japan, Yeongam, Korea; New Delhi, India and Yaz Marina, Abu Dhabi in the fall for 5 more races and then will race in Austin, Texas on November 16th to 18th at the new Circuit of the Americas and then finish the season in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 25th.