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Kubica takes maiden win in Canada // The Polish driver takes his first ever win with Heidfeld close behind

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This is F1Minute for Sunday 8th June 2008.

Kubica took his first ever win in Canada today, after a pit lane incident knocked both Hamilton and Räikkönen out of the race. Kubica kept his head with a two stop strategy, and finished in front of his one-stopping team mate Heidfeld, and an incident-free Coulthard.

An early safety car was brought out by Sutil who pulled off track and out of the race, and his car had to be retrieved. When the pit lane opened, a stream of traffic took the opportunity, and Kubica and Räikkönen pulled up to the red light at the same time. Hamilton, just behind them, made a mistake, either not realising or ignoring the red light, and crashed into the back of Räikkönen.

Elsewhere, Massa had to pit an extra time after a mistake by the mechanics, but pulled off a couple of outstanding overtaking maneouvres to finish in fifth. Both Renaults retired, along with Fisichella and Nakajima. The track seemed to hold up for the entire race, despite previous worries about it breaking up. Alonso did blame it for his crash, however.

That’s all for today, please join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.