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Canadian Grand Prix (2013): RESULT

Sun, 09 Jun 2013

A Red Bull win for Sebastian Vettel in the Canadian Grand Prix

Qualifying for the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix was a bit of a lottery, with spins and crashes and odd results thanks to rain.

But despite the rain, we still ended up with a grid that looked about what you’d predict – apart from a Williams in third place – and the race ended up much the same – but without the Williams near the front.

From the start Vettel powered away and, apart from three laps, led the Canadian Grand Pric from beginning to end to take his – and Red Bull’s – first win in North America – which will please Infiniti no end. Hamilton battled with his Mercedes right up to the end – briefly in the lead when Vettel had a pit stop – but lost second place to Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari in the closing laps, with Webber taking fourth place in the Red Bull ahead of Rosberg in the second Mercedes.

Sixth place went to  Jean-Eric Vergne in the Toro Rosso – his best showing – with di Resta managing seventh for Force India, ahead of Felipe Massa in eight, Kimi Raikkonen in ninth and the second Force India taking the final point in tenth place.

The win by Vettel gives him a lead of 36 points in the championship, but Alonso’s second place – up from 6th on the grid – kept him in touch and ahead of Kimi Raikkonen.

There’s a couple of weekends off now until Silverstone, so let’s hope McLaren can do something with their woeful car before and improve on their results here in Canada, which saw Jenson Button finish a poor 12th – where he started – and Perez 11th. A no points outing.

By Cars UK