Ross's Canadian GP review: Five seconds from victory | Formula 1® - Tue 11 Jun 19:41 GMT

Formula 1’s Managing Director Ross Brawn casts an eye over the five key themes from round seven of the world championship in Montreal...

Ross's Canadian GP review: Five seconds from victory | Formula 1®

  Once again this year, the race in Montreal can claim to have been one of the most spectacular of the season, and it wasn’t just down to the efforts of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, who treated us to a great tussle starting with a thrilling qualifying battle on Saturday and then a truly edge-of-the-seat battle on Sunday.

  The large crowd of 307,000 from Thursday to Sunday did their bit too, at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and in the city centre, creating a unique atmosphere which is always a feature of this event.

  Thanks too, to race promoter Francois Dumontier, the city of Montreal and the state government of Quebec, and all those who worked so hard to build a really practical and state-of-the-art pit complex in record time.

  Thanks too to all of the staff at the circuit and the volunteers who help make the race happen.

  If this race is one of the most popular with the teams, it’s down to the people who work at the track.