MONTREAL, June 10 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton took a late lead Sunday and held on to win the Canadian Grand Prix, becoming the seventh driver to win in seven Formula One races this season.
Hamilton crossed the finish line 2.5 seconds ahead of surprise second-place finisher Romain Grosjean after chasing down then-leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari in the closing laps at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Alonso faded while running on old tires, ending up in fifth place behind third-place finisher Sergio Perez and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in fourth.
The seventh different winner to start the season extended an F1 record.
Hamilton used the victory to move atop the point standings, grabbing a two-point advantage over Alonso.