Vettel wins in Canada

The Canadian Grand Prix was one of four current Formula One races that Sebastian Vettel had not won. The Red Bull Racing driver laid that ghost to rest in emphatic style, completely dominating in Montreal from lights-out to chequered flag.

He finished over 14 seconds clear of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari, who rose from sixth on the grid to second, having deposed Lewis Hamilton in the last ten laps. Having started second, Hamilton had to settle for third, his third such finish for Mercedes this season.

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DRIVERS 1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing) 2 – Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari) 3 – Lewis HAMILTON (...

Vettel powers to pole position in Canada

Sebastian Vettel claimed his third pole position in a row in Montreal ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, as Valtteri Bottas sprang a major surprise by qualifying third for Williams in a damp and difficult session at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

After easing through the first two segments of the hour-long session, Vettel was first out in Q3 when the green light went on at the end of pit lane. And at the end of the 10-minute shoot-out the defending champion was still at the head of the field, his first flying lap of a two-tour final run being good enough to deny Hamilton.

Webber heads shortened final practice in Canada


Mark Webber finished at the top of the FP3 standings in Montreal at the end of a frantic final few minutes in a shortened session.

The final practice period ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix was restricted to just half an hour after lengthy repairs were needed to fix a barrier at Turn 11 which had been damaged in a support race accident earlier in the morning.

DRIVERS 1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing) 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) 3 – Valtteri BOTTAS (...

Alonso fastest in FP2 in Montreal


Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso claimed the fastest time of Friday afternoon in Montreal as the rain showers that disrupted the morning session stayed  away in second practice at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

Alonso's lap time of 1:14.818 came 55 minutes into FP2. It narrowly edged the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton into P2 and was the last significant change to the leader board. Afterwards everyone then settled into long run simulations for the final half hour. Romain Grosjean was third for Lotus, ahead of Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber and the second Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.

Di Resta quickest in first practice in Canada


Force India’s Paul di Resta popped at the top of the leaderboard in the last few seconds of a rain-affected FP1 at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

First practice at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve was dominated by the conditions, which saw rain fall steadily in the lead up to the session – but the rain held off during the session itself, and thus drivers went through the whole range of tyres as a dry line formed.



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