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Canada 2013 - Race highlights - Sebastian Vettel dominates for a race victory in Montreal

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Race start in Montreal
Credit: James Moy

Red Bull were looking for their first victory in Canada, and with Sebastian Vettel starting from pole position, they made the best possible start they could. Surprisingly, for a race in Montreal, there were no safety car periods, and only a couple of retirements throughout the afternoon.

There were some good fights between the top drivers, and a couple of intriguing strategy calls that put a lot of pressure on the drivers trying to complete them. If you missed any of the action, or want to relive the fun and games from Canada, here's a lap by lap replay from the Factbyte Factbox of Sunday afternoon in Montreal.

As it happened: Canada 2013 - The race

  • 18:00

    Hello there! Welcome to the Factbyte Factbox for the Canadian Grand Prix, it's shaping up to be a good one!

  • 18:01

    So far this weekend, we've had changeable conditions in the sessions, seen the full range of tyres in action (including development ones), a few grid penalties enforced, and a couple of great surprises in qualifying.

  • 18:01

    And with just an hour to go until the race begins, the weather is one of the hot topics of the moment.

  • 18:02
    Circuit Data
    Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
    Local timezone-04:00 GMT
    First race1978
    Number of laps70
    Circuit length4.361km
    Race distance305.270km
    Start offset0.000km
  • 18:04

    There were blue skies in evidence earlier this morning, but so far it looks as though the clouds have been moving in over the circuit, and looking a bit threatening on occasion.

  • 18:05

    The weather affected qualifying and the majority of the sessions were run on intermediate tyres. Although Sebastian Vettel took pole position, Valtteri Bottas was the major headliner - snatching third in the Williams.

  • 18:05

    He's also promised to jump in the lake if he gets his first point this weekend. I don't know about anyone else, but I'd quite like to see that.

  • 18:06

    Lots of guests in the paddock this weekend, but the reunion of Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult is one of the best! Picture via @mycaterhamf1

  • 18:07

    There were two unusual penalties handed out to Kimi Räikkönen and Daniel Ricciardo, after a restart in Q2 saw them lining up in a third queue at the end of the pit exit. The pair were handed two place drops each.

  • 18:09

    Thus, the top ten on the grid should look something like this:

    Grid Position
    1S VettelRed Bull
    2L HamiltonMercedes
    3V BottasWilliams
    4N RosbergMercedes
    5M WebberRed Bull
    6F AlonsoFerrari
    7JE VergneToro Rosso
    8A SutilForce India
    9N HülkenbergSauber
    10K RäikkönenLotus
  • 18:09

    A pretty bad day for Lotus, with Kimi starting from tenth, and Romain Grosjean all the way at the back of the grid (poor qualifying, plus ten place grid drop from Monaco).

  • 18:10

    Medium and supersoft compoundsAssuming it stays dry today, we'll see the medium (white) and supersoft (red) compounds in action today. If it rains, there'll be some intermediates with green sidewalls and/or full wets in blue.

  • 18:10

    TweetTweet from @GvanderGarde: Finished driver parade.. Now i get changed, and get ready for the race.. Enjoy it guys. I am looking forward to it!!

  • 18:13

    DRS is slightly unusual this weekend, with one detection point and two activation points. The detection comes just before the hairpin, with the first activation down the following straight. The second comes after the final chicane and down the home straight.

  • 18:14

    TweetTweet from @virtualstatman: Who'd have thought there would be 8 constructors in the top-10 on the grid, and none of them are Mclaren, who have won the last 3 here

  • 18:18
    2013 Race Wins
    1S Vettel2
    2F Alonso2
    3N Rosberg1
    4K Räikkönen1
  • 18:22

    The other story to keep an eye on from qualifying is Adrian Sutil, starting in the top ten. It's Force India's 100th race this weekend, so they're looking for a good result.

  • 18:22

    Unfortunately for Paul di Resta, he was out in Q1 for the second race weekend in a row, so he's probably in for a difficult afternoon.

  • 18:22

    Felipe Massa crashed out in qualifying, so he's also going to have a task on his hand to retrieve a good result in Canada.

  • 18:25
    Lap Data
    (data from Williams F1)
    Fuel consumption1.6kg
    Fuel lap time penalty0.2s/10kg
    Full throttle43%
    Top speed309kph
    Average speed211kph
    Longest straight1180m
    Pit lane loss15.9s
    Pit lane length400m
  • 18:29

    TweetTweet from @OfficialSF1Team: dry conditions for the race. a possibility of rain around 15:00, but most probably it stays as it is. we expect to see 1 and 2 stoppers.

  • 18:31

    The pit lane is open, so engines are firing up and the drivers are starting to make their way towards the grid.

  • 18:36
    Race winners in Canada
    2012L HamiltonMcLaren
    2011J ButtonMcLaren
    2010L HamiltonMcLaren
    2009Not held
    2008R KubicaSauber
    2007L HamiltonMcLaren
  • 18:37

    The historical evidence would point you in the direction of either Lewis Hamilton or McLaren. Unfortunately, neither have had the race pace to be supremely confident of victory today!

  • 18:42

    QuoteInterview with Adrian Sutil: "Finally, we had enough rain. Looking forward to the race, clear conditions I think. Let's see how it goes. The car is fast, so I look to the front. The tyres are quite good... the medium is a very strong race tyre. I think here passing is definitely possible, also without DRS we've seen it in the past, so it should be a good race."

  • 18:43

    QuoteInterview with Nico Hülkenberg: "Profited from the penalties for Ricciardo and Kimi. P9 is not a bad spot. It's a bit of a surprise today what will happen with the tyres, a bit of a mess with the weather and the tyre data. But I'll be open-minded, go out there and see what strategy we have to use... I'll just try hard, hopefully we're quick enough on the straights. I love racing here, so hopefully we'll have a good race."

  • 18:43
    Braking Analysis
    Turn 10
    (forecast data from Brembo)
    Initial speed290km/h
    Final speed63km/h
    Stopping distance106m
    Braking time2.59s
    Maximum deceleration5.25g
    Maximum pedal load141kg
    Braking power2,136kw
  • 18:45

    I missed a lot of Webber's thoughts on the grid due to some of those ambient motorsport noises, but he said he's going to try and clear Bottas early.

  • 18:47

    The national anthem plays out, and there appears to be a grand piano being played on track, just in front of the start line.

  • 18:49

    There are lovely blue skies overhead now, lots of clouds still around, but they're looking more white than grey.

  • 18:52

    Alan Permane isn't looking too confident on the grid, he says whichever way they go with race strategy, their projections are that Vettel disappears off into the distance.

  • 18:53

    TweetTweet from @radarguruf1: #F1 radar update T-8: Showers have developed to the east of Montreal but nothing over the circuit - yet. It's dry and sunny. Track temp 28c.

  • 18:57

    Drivers getting settled in their cars now, just about three minutes left to the formation lap.

  • 18:58

    Several of the drivers have umbrellas being held over their heads, but that's for the sun rather than any precipitation.

  • 18:59



    Wind speed6.0mps
  • 18:59

    The tyre blankets come off, and the grid clears of mechanics.

  • 19:00

    Sebastian Vettel leads the pack away on the formation lap. Most of the drivers have opted for the supersoft tyres to start with.

  • 19:01

    Di Resta, Bianchi, Chilton and Grosjean are starting on mediums, from 17th, 19th, 20th and 22nd place respectively.

  • 19:01

    It looks like Grosjean is out on track, not starting from the pit lane which he could have done.

  • 19:02

    Vettel pulls to a halt at his pole grid slot, and the rest of the cars file in behind.

  • 19:03

    Green flagRace started.

  • 19:03 Lap 1

    Clean start off the line, Vettel sweeps off around the first corner. Webber looks like he's passing Bottas around turn three.

  • 19:03 Lap 1

    Webber did say he was going to try and get round the Williams as quick as possible.

  • 19:04 Lap 1

    Fernando Alonso is next in line to get past that Williams, he pulls alongside, but Bottas comes back at him at the next chicane.

  • 19:04 Lap 1

    Around the hairpin, Alonso tries to keep his line around the outside, but Bottas remains just ahead.

  • 19:04 Lap 2

    Finally it gets done before the final chicane.

  • 19:05 Lap 2

    Hülkenberg cut the final chicane, unclear if he gained anything from that.

  • 19:05 Lap 2

    Alonso's battling with the Williams have allowed the front four to pull out a bit of a gap, but the Ferrari is charging away from Bottas quickly.

  • 19:06 Lap 3

    Felipe Massa is trying to pass Pastor Maldonado, as he tried to make moves forward after his poor qualifying.

  • 19:06 Lap 3

    Massa makes the move at the final chicane, he's up to 13th place.

  • 19:06 Lap 3

    Race controlDRS enabled.

  • 19:07 Lap 3

    Grosjean is up to 20th place already, whilst Giedo van der Garde has moved up to 17th already.

  • 19:07 Lap 4

    Vettel has broken the DRS, he's already far enough ahead of Hamilton to be unchallenged.

  • 19:07 Lap 4

    TweetTweet from @clubforce: Adrian is in a Toro Rosso sandwich, and is within DRS distance of Vergne ahead. Paul chasing Button #SFI100 #FeelTheForce

  • 19:09 Lap 4

    Ricciardo managed to get past Räikkönen off the line, moving up to 9th to the Lotus drivers 10th.

  • 19:10 Lap 6

    Vergne has got round Bottas, and there's a quick looking Sutil chasing him too.

  • 19:11 Lap 6

    Sutil attempted to take the Williams into the chicane at turn three, but lost the back end. The car spun a 360, he barely lost any momentum (although a lot of places) and carried on without barely a thought!

  • 19:12 Lap 7

    Maldonado locked up under braking, hit the back of Sutil, and bits of carbon fibre are flying in all directions!

  • 19:13 Lap 8

    Replays of Sutil's spin show three or four cars taking to the high kerbs to avoid him - there could be some underfloor damage to come!

  • 19:13 Lap 8

    Felipe Massa has overtaken Pérez.

  • 19:14 Lap 9
    Gap Analysis
  • 19:14 Lap 9

    Max Chilton is apparently reporting that his brakes aren't working, and we have already seen plumes of brake dust coming off that Marussia earlier in the weekend. One to watch for reliability issues there.

  • 19:15 Lap 9

    Giedo van der Garde has pitted, which puts him right at the back of the field.

  • 19:16 Lap 10

    Paul di Resta has been told on the radio that the supersoft tyres are terrible, and as he started on the mediums, he needs to get past all those in front of him on red tyres to make a race of it.

  • 19:16 Lap 10

    Meanwhile, Adrian Sutil has pitted early.

  • 19:17 Lap 11

    Replays show Sebastian Vettel kissing his rear wheel against one of those pesky chicanes.

  • 19:17 Lap 11

    Felipe Massa is chasing Kimi Räikkönen, who in turn is just behind Ricciardo. Both the Ferrari and the Lotus had their DRS open in the zone, with Kimi defending hard.

  • 19:18 Lap 12
    One to Watch
    K Räikkönenvs.F Massa
  • 19:18 Lap 12

    Adrian Sutil is informed he has damage to the rear wing. He's having a terribly scrappy race here.

  • 19:18 Lap 12

    Kimi zips out past Ricciardo, to make the gap to Massa not only three tenths, but also one whole car.

  • 19:19 Lap 13

    Now Massa has to make the move on the Toro Rosso, he's so close.

  • 19:20 Lap 13

    Ricciardo locked up round the hairpin, but managed to keep the position. He gives up the fight by diving into the pitlane though.

  • 19:20 Lap 13

    Maldonado has also pitted.

  • 19:21 Lap 14

    Mark Webber has been complaining of no front grip, and he's into the pits for a relatively early stop. Vergne also comes in.

  • 19:22 Lap 15

    Vettel's got his lead up to over seven seconds now, as third place Rosberg comes into the pits.

  • 19:22 Lap 15
    Pit Stop Analysis
    DriverS Perez
    Pit lane20.427s
  • 19:22 Lap 15

    Valtteri Bottas is also in for a change of tyres. The third place grid slot is gradually dropping away!

  • 19:23 Lap 15

    Race controlIncident involving Sutil and Maldonado under investigation - causing a collision.

  • 19:24 Lap 16

    Race controlDrive through penalty for Maldonado - causing a collision.

  • 19:24 Lap 16

    Sebastian Vettel pits from the lead.

  • 19:25 Lap 17
    Pit Stop Analysis
    DriverF Alonso
    Pit lane20.512s
  • 19:26 Lap 18

    Looks like there's no "stopped time" data in the pit lane for the Red Bull team so far this race. It's fair to say they're quite fast though.

  • 19:26 Lap 18

    Looks like there's no "stopped time" data in the pit lane for the Red Bull team so far this race. It's fair to say they're quite fast though.

  • 19:27 Lap 18

    Felipe Massa puts on some more supersoft tyres in his stop, whereas Alonso opted for the harder tyres.

  • 19:27 Lap 19

    Maldonado takes his drive through penalty, which drops him all the way down to 19th.

  • 19:29 Lap 20

    Lewis Hamilton comes in from the lead of the race, promoting Vettel back into his rightful P1 position.

  • 19:30 Lap 20

    Van der Garde stopped really early, and it's put pay to his quick start off the line. He's still last, despite teammate Pic also having stopped now.

  • 19:30 Lap 21
    Driver Positions
    10S Vettel1
    20L Hamilton1
    31N Rosberg1
    41M Webber1
    51F Alonso1
  • 19:31 Lap 22

    Felipe Massa has dispatched Gutiérrez, and Pérez has also made his way past the Sauber driver. Esteban dropping down rapidly.

  • 19:32 Lap 22

    Felipe Massa is charging forward again, he's lined up Adrian Sutil ahead of him. They're side by side up to turn one, but Sutil isn't giving it up.

  • 19:32 Lap 22
    One to Watch
    A Sutilvs.F Massa
  • 19:33 Lap 23

    Team radioTeam radio to Kimi Räikkönen: "Mix one, Kimi. Fuel consumption is higher than expected."

  • 19:33 Lap 23

    The Finn dives into the pitlane for the medium tyres, and it's a slow stop with rear tyre problems too. Problems upon problems for Kimi.

  • 19:35 Lap 25

    Both Sutil and Massa have swept past Jenson Button, so the fight is still on for those two.

  • 19:35 Lap 24

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  • 19:36 Lap 25

    Felipe Massa locks up as he's still putting pressure on Sutil. There's a bit of a gap to make up now.

  • 19:36 Lap 26

    Paul di Resta and Romain Grosjean are up to 7th and 8th respectively, as they have yet to come in for a pit stop.

  • 19:38 Lap 27

    They're side by side again, this pair are going at it lap after lap. No crashing yet, I'm super impressed.

  • 19:39 Lap 27

    TweetTweet from @pirellisport: Still five cars have not yet pitted on lap 23: DIR, GRO, BUT, BIA and CHI. #CanadianGP #Pirelli

  • 19:39 Lap 28

    Button is trying to save his tyres, he hasn't pitted yet, but he's losing positions rapidly. Bottas has made it back past the McLaren now.

  • 19:40 Lap 28

    And there he goes, Button dives into the pit lane for fresh tyres.

  • 19:40 Lap 28

    Meanwhile, up front, Vettel's extended his lead to about 15 seconds.

  • 19:41 Lap 29
    Pit Stop Analysis
    DriverJ Button
    Pit lane20.212s
  • 19:42 Lap 30

    The battle is on between Rosberg, Webber and Alonso, as Webber desperately tries to get past the Mercedes ahead.

  • 19:42 Lap 30

    Rosberg's locking up all over the place, and still Webber can't make the move. It's only a matter of time, though.

  • 19:43 Lap 31

    Meanwhile, Alonso is sitting watching the fight and waiting for the right time to make his move.

  • 19:44 Lap 31

    Webber makes it happen at last, and it takes one more corner for Alonso to sweep past as well. Two places lost in two corners for Rosberg.

  • 19:45 Lap 32

    Rosberg clearly burning up his tyres there, as he's into the pit lane now.

  • 19:45 Lap 32

    Medium tyres go on the Mercedes, and he rejoins the track in fifth place, not losing a single position there.

  • 19:47 Lap 33

    Team radioTeam radio to Rosberg: "Right, you are going to the end of the race on this set. 39 laps to go. You need to look after the tyres to get 39 laps out of it."

  • 19:47 Lap 34

    Through the chicane at turn three, Bottas and Räikkönen were side by side, and they somehow managed to get through it unscathed!

  • 19:49 Lap 35

    Bottas and Kimi have to move out the way of Sebastian Vettel who is so far ahead, he's lapping those in 12th and 13th place.

  • 19:50 Lap 36

    TweetTweet from @Marussia_F1Team: Race lap 33 sees us in P19 BIA and P20 CHI, neither of whom have paid the pit crew a visit yet

  • 19:50 Lap 36

    The top nine are all on the medium tyres, with Massa in tenth on the supersofts.

  • 19:51 Lap 37

    Räikkönen finally breezes past Bottas, that's 12th position for the Lotus.

  • 19:52 Lap 37

    Replays show Webber trying to move past Van der Garde, who closed the door on the Red Bull and was spun around.

  • 19:52 Lap 38

    The entire end plate of Webber's front wing falls off.

  • 19:53 Lap 38

    The Australian doesn't pit this time, he's going to try and drive it as far as possible in its current state.

  • 19:53 Lap 38

    Race controlIncident involving Van der Garde under investigation - ignoring blue flags.

  • 19:54 Lap 39

    Alonso must be aware of the damage to the Red Bull in front of him, but Webber doesn't seem to be too badly affected just yet.

  • 19:55 Lap 39

    Jenson Button is instructed he's getting blue flags for Hamilton. That's going to hurt.

  • 19:55 Lap 40

    Race control10 second stop/go penalty for Van der Garde - ignoring blue flags and causing a collision.

  • 19:56 Lap 41

    Grosjean told over the radio they are still on track for Plan A, which is presumably one-stopping, as he and Di Resta haven't stopped yet, and are both still in the top ten.

  • 19:57 Lap 41
    Top Speeds
    Sector 1Webber251kph
    Sector 2Sutil287kph
    Sector 3Alonso295kph
    Speed trapHülkenberg321kph
  • 19:57 Lap 42

    Webber runs wide at the hairpin, Alonso closes in again.

  • 19:58 Lap 42

    Alonso sweeps past the Red Bull down the home straight, and he's up to P4.

  • 19:59 Lap 43

    Felipe Massa pits on the supersoft tyres, it will be mediums going on now, as he rejoins in 12th.

  • 19:59 Lap 43

    Vettel has lapped 8th place Grosjean now - how far through the field can he get?

  • 20:00 Lap 44

    Romain Grosjean comes in to the pits for potentially his only stop of the afternoon. It's supersoft tyres on the Lotus.

  • 20:02 Lap 45

    Sergio Pérez comes into the pit lane, he drops down several positions and returns to the track in 12th place, just ahead of teammate Button.

  • 20:03 Lap 46

    TweetTweet from @MyCaterhamF1: High temps on @GvanderGarde's car bring him in for an unplanned stop to check the radiators - a visor tear-off has been removed ....

  • 20:03 Lap 46

    Paul di Resta is the only driver not to have stopped yet, he's riding high up in 7th place.

  • 20:04 Lap 46

    On the flip side, Giedo van der Garde has stopped four times so far, one of which was the stop/go penalty.

  • 20:04 Lap 47

    Mark Webber pits from fourth place.

  • 20:05 Lap 47

    Webber is stopped for five seconds which is reasonably slow for the Red Bull crew.

  • 20:05 Lap 48

    Yellow flagYellow flags.

  • 20:05 Lap 48

    Van der Garde has his front wing stuck under the car, dragging it round as he tries to get back to the pit lane.

  • 20:06 Lap 48

    Hülkenberg has stopped on track, so it appears to be a coming together between those two.

  • 20:06 Lap 48

    Fernando Alonso comes in for a quick stop, perhaps anticipating a Safety Car.

  • 20:06 Lap 48

    Van der Garde has pulled off track onto the grass, he's off and out.

  • 20:06 Lap 49

    Replays show Hülkenberg making the pass on Van der Garde, he had blue flags, but they came together with the front right of the Caterham touching the rear of the Sauber.

  • 20:07 Lap 49

    Lewis Hamilton has pitted from second place.

  • 20:08 Lap 50

    Vettel pits from the lead, and it's an incredible stop from the team, three seconds and they send him on his way.

  • 20:09 Lap 50

    Race controlIncident involving Hülkenberg and Van der Garde under investigation - causing a collision.

  • 20:09 Lap 50

    TweetTweet from @OfficialSF1Team: #Hulk touched with VDG which leaded to a puncture. possible more damage on the car. we need to check after race. shame.

  • 20:10 Lap 51

    Webber sets the fastest lap of the race so far, a 1:16.753.

  • 20:11 Lap 51

    Team radioTeam radio to Paul di Resta: "Paul, so basically, we're going to leave this call to you."

    They don't want him shouting at them again later. If it's unacceptable, it's his fault.

  • 20:12 Lap 52

    Replays show Vettel running wide off into the grass at turn one, he was briefly overtaken by a Marussia, but quickly got the place back.

  • 20:13 Lap 54

    Felipe Massa heads straight past the Lotus of Romain Grosjean, that's tenth place for the Ferrari, with another Lotus ahead of him.

  • 20:14 Lap 54
    Driver Positions
    10S Vettel2
    20L Hamilton2
    33F Alonso2
    41M Webber2
    5-1N Rosberg2
  • 20:14 Lap 54

    Paul di Resta STILL hasn't stopped yet. Amazing.

  • 20:15 Lap 55

    Grosjean has changed strategy, he's come in for a second pit stop and put the mediums back on. Not a fan of those softer compounds, clearly.

  • 20:15 Lap 55

    Team radioTeam radio to Webber: "We may catch Hamilton by the end of the race, keep up the pace, keep pushing."

  • 20:17 Lap 56
    Gap Analysis
  • 20:18 Lap 57

    The calm moment of the race, most of the focus is on Alonso as he tries to catch Hamilton in second place.

  • 20:18 Lap 57

    Paul di Resta has pitted!!

  • 20:19 Lap 58

    It's a good pit stop, thank goodness, and he's just got 12 laps to complete on those supersoft tyres.

  • 20:19 Lap 58

    Hamilton gets frustrated with the constant radio calls, "Just let me drive, man" he requests.

  • 20:20 Lap 59

    Rosberg and Vergne have both pitted. The Toro Rosso has been doing pretty well in sixth place.

  • 20:21 Lap 60

    Hamilton has come up on Sutil who is being shown blue flags constantly. The Force India not moving out the way though, and Alonso is still closing in.

  • 20:21 Lap 60

    Finally Sutil gets out the way.

  • 20:21 Lap 60

    Race controlIncident involving Adrian Sutil under investigation - ignoring blue flags. And it's a drive through penalty for the Force India.

  • 20:24 Lap 62

    The pair close up on Maldonado, more blue flags are waving. Alonso is so close behind him now.

  • 20:24 Lap 62

    The Williams moves out the way. Maldonado currently running down in 17th, with Bottas in 14th. Not the weekend Williams might have hoped.

  • 20:25 Lap 63

    Alonso pulled alongside towards the hairpin, Hamilton ran him wide to keep the position, but it's DRS next.

  • 20:26 Lap 63

    Through the first corner, it happens, with Alonso up to second. The difference in pace is clear, as Hamilton desperately tries to stay within DRS contact.

  • 20:27 Lap 65

    There's another fight going on between Massa and Räikkönen, with the Ferrari driver hoping for more points.

  • 20:28 Lap 65

    Hamilton has DRS down the first zone, but Alonso keeps the position and slows up to be able to zip away in the second. The battle continues.

  • 20:29 Lap 66

    The one stop strategy has worked out well for Di Resta, he's sitting in seventh place, having improved ten from his start position. Vergne is also doing well in sixth ahead of him.

  • 20:29 Lap 66

    Yellow flagYellow flags and DRS has been disabled.

  • 20:30 Lap 66

    Esteban Gutiérrez has stopped and the car is in the barriers.

  • 20:30 Lap 67

    The tractor moves in to quickly crane the car away.

  • 20:30 Lap 67

    The lack of DRS is helping out Kimi Räikkönen who is still under pressure from Massa.

  • 20:31 Lap 68

    TweetTweet from @OfficialSF1Team: #Guti is off. he lost his car. end of race for him. not our weekend, I guess. #ufffff

  • 20:31 Lap 68

    Double DNF for Sauber, not good.

  • 20:32 Lap 68

    Green flagTrack is clear and DRS enabled again.

  • 20:33 Lap 69

    Adrian Sutil has still managed to retain a tenth place point for now, despite the drive through.

  • 20:34 Lap 70

    The only cars Vettel has failed to lap so far are his teammate, two Mercedes and Alonso. Everyone from sixth place down has been despatched.

  • 20:34 Lap 70

    Massa sweeps past Räikkönen, moving up to eighth place.

  • 20:35

    Chequered flagSebastian Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix!!

  • 20:35

    This is the first time Red Bull have won in Canada, and it was an absolutely dominant performance.

  • 20:36
    Race Winner
    DriverS Vettel
    TeamRed Bull
    Race time1:32:09.143
    Race distance305.270km
    Average speed198.759km/h
  • 20:37

    Vettel ecstatic over the radio to the team, very happy with how the car performed. He completes a very slow slow-down lap, waving to the fans all the way round.

  • 20:38
    E GutiérrezAccident66
    G van der GardeAccident48
    N HülkenbergAccident48
  • 20:39

    Vettel jumps out of the car and he's heading straight towards his team to celebrate with them across the barriers. He's quite quickly ushered back to follow the proper procedures.

  • 20:41
    Driver Positions
    10S Vettel2
    24F Alonso2
    3-1L Hamilton2
    41M Webber2
    5-1N Rosberg3
    61JE Vergne2
    710P Di Resta1
    88F Massa2
    91K Räikkönen1
    10-2A Sutil3
  • 20:42

    The three aren't talking much in the podium green room. Vettel happily chats with his engineer, Alonso studies the screens and Hamilton looks out the window.

  • 20:42

    They take to the podium, caps off, and the national anthems ring out.

  • 20:45

    TweetTweet from @alanbaldwinf1: Kimi chalks up record-equalling 24 scoring races in a row, McLaren's run of scoring finishes ends after 64 successive.

  • 20:46

    Hamilton seems a bit happier spraying the champagne, he sprays it directly into Vettel's face... but in a nice way.

  • 20:46

    The three clink bottles, too.

  • 20:46

    A new-look trophy.

  • 20:47
    Championship Standings
    1S Vettel132
    2F Alonso96
    3K Räikkönen88
    4L Hamilton77
    5M Webber69
  • 20:48
    Championship Standings
    1Red Bull201
    5Force India51
  • 20:49

    A pretty good race, then, not a classic but eventful enough. Clear of Safety Cars and rain, and Vettel was untroubled at the front.

  • 20:49

    We saw some good fights, mostly clean and respectful racing too, with just a bump here and there.

  • 20:50

    Williams missed out on any points, with Bottas dropping 11 places to finish down in 14th. There will be no jumping in the lake this weekend then.

  • 20:50

    Paul di Resta put on an incredible show to one-stop his way to 7th. The team's radio message was pretty telling, but Di Resta can only be happy with climbing ten places in an afternoon.

  • 20:52

    Jean-Éric Vergne also did well to maintain his top ten grid start, he moved up one place to finish sixth, and gains a good points haul from that.

  • 20:53

    Talking of points, Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel are taking a strong hold on the championship. Lotus had a poor weekend as Alonso has jumped Räikkönen and Mercedes have overtaken them in the team standings.

  • 20:54

    We've got another three week gap now, with the next race at Silverstone, for the British Grand Prix. I do hope you'll join me then for Factbyte Factboxing fun.

  • 20:54

    In the meantime, stay tuned to and for all the news and views, and keep smiling!

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