Another circuit to his kitty
Sebastian Vettel claimed the 29th victory of his record-breaking career on Sunday when he triumphed for Red Bull at the Canadian Grand Prix for the first time to boost his lead in this year’s drivers world championship.
Starting from his third consecutive pole position at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the defending triple world champion came home in unchallenged fashion at the end of a serene showing of dominant driving from the front. It was the 25-year-old German’s third win this season and he delivered it in a time of one hour, 32 minutes and 9.143 seconds.
He finished a luxurious 14.408 seconds clear of second-placed Fernando Alonso of Ferrari who fought from sixth on the grid to finish on the podium. ‘Yes, we’ve won Canada, the car was amazing,’ Vettel said over the team radio.
A clearly delighted Vettel added, after brief boos from Ferrari fans during the podium interviews: ‘It wasn’t that bad -- not for us anyway... The sun came out as well so it doesn’t get any better. ‘We had good races here before but it didn’t come together to win, then I lost it in the last lap two years ago which was my fault but I made up for that today.’
Lewis Hamilton was third for Mercedes after racing at the front and leading for three laps. It was his third podium finish of the year in seven races with his new team. Australian Mark Webber came fourth in the second Red Bull ahead of Monaco winner Nico Rosberg in the second Mercedes, Jean-Eric Vergne of Toro Rosso - who came home a best-ever sixth - and Briton Paul Di Resta of Force India. Felipe Massa finished eighth in the second Ferrari, after starting from 16th on the grid, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and Adrian Sutil in the second Force India.