Montreal - What should have been a sweet victory at the Canadian Grand Prix for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on Sunday, instead left a bitter taste when the crowd turned on the Briton after a controversial penalty gifted him a milestone win.
Hamilton's seventh win on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve equalled Michael Schumacher's record but it came only after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who had led from pole to chequered flag, was demoted to second place by a five second penalty.
The German made an error on the limit and went off the track on lap 48, running across the grass before rejoining and forcing off Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, the championship leader and eventual winner.
After the race even Hamilton admitted the manner of victory did not bring him the usual joy.
"Well, to me it's a bit of an empty feeling today, which is kind-of crazy because we're in this beautiful country," said Hamilton. "It's been ultimately a really great race between two different teams and it ends with a bit of a ... negative.