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Daniel Ricciardo takes first non-Mercedes win of 2014 - The Red Bull driver beats Rosberg to race victory

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Daniel Ricciardo takes first non-Mercedes win of 2014
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With Nico Rosberg on pole and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton close behind, the Canadian Grand Prix began with their fight for supremacy. However, reliability gremlins crept in midway through the race, with both drivers reporting power unit troubles that halted their domination.

Hamilton got ahead of his teammate after a poor pit stop but was then diagnosed with brake failure and had to retire. Rosberg nursed his car to the finish, but with an ailing power unit, couldn’t defend from Ricciardo’s chasing Red Bull. The pair were joined on the podium by Sebastian Vettel.

Elsewhere, Marussia found themselves facing every team’s worst nightmare when Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton collided on the first lap and brought out the safety car. Chilton’s car bashed Bianchi’s into the wall, causing chaos that took the marshals seven laps to unravel.

Pérez and Massa caused equal amounts of chaos but left it to the final lap, taking each other out of the action in a terrifying crash that saw the race end behind the safety car. Both were, thankfully, unharmed.