After starting the race with an obvious speed advantage over the rest of the field in Montreal, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team saw Lewis Hamilton retire after a rear brake failure, while Nico Rosberg limped home in second place after managing a power-loss issue that affected both cars around the half distance mark of the race.
Rosberg admitted the whole race was a tough day at the office, especially after the fight with Hamilton and the reduction of power from his power unit’s MGU-K. He felt comfortable holding off the Force India of Sergio Perez with the reduced power, but was powerless to hold back the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo three laps from the end.
“That was a big battle all...
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