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Vettel dominates to take first Canadian win
Sunday 09th June 2013, 20:42 by TF1T Staff
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Sebastian Vettel eased to his first Canadian Grand Prix win by scampering away at the start of the race and steadily pulling out a gap to finish over 14 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
The Spaniard overcame Lewis Hamilton in the closing stages of the race to finish second and minimise the damage to his championship hopes.
Mark Webber couldn't keep pace with the top three and finished ten seconds behind the Mercedes. He did suffer front-wing damage after backmarker Giedo van der Garde made contact as the Australian attempted a pass - the Caterham was later called in for a stop/go penalty.
The second Mercedes of Nico Rosberg rounded off the top five and the final car not to be lapped by the dominant Vettel.
Jean-Eric Vergne made up one place to sixth, but the most impressive performance went to Paul di Resta who, despite starting 17th, finished 7th after managing his tyres to stop just once.
Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen - who equals a record points scoring streak of 24 consecutive races - and Adrian Sutil rounded off the top ten.
Saturday's man of the moment, Valtteri Bottas, couldn't keep his target to remain in the points as he finished just 14th.
Race Result - 2013 Canadian Grand Prix:
# Driver Team Gap Pts 01. S. Vettel Red Bull 25 02. F. Alonso Ferrari +14.4 18 03. L. Hamilton Mercedes +15.9 15 04. M. Webber Red Bull +25.7 12 05. N. Rosberg Mercedes +69.7 10 06. J. Vergne Toro Rosso +1 lap 8 07. P. di Resta Force India +1 lap 6 08. F. Massa Ferrari +1 lap 4 09. K. Raikkonen Lotus +1 lap 2 10. A. Sutil Force India +1 lap 1 11. S. Perez McLaren +1 lap 12. J. Button McLaren +1 lap 13. R. Grosjean Lotus +1 lap 14. V. Bottas Williams +1 lap 15. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso +2 laps 16. P. Maldonado Williams +2 laps 17. J. Bianchi Marussia +2 laps 18. C. Pic Caterham +3 laps 19. M. Chilton Marussia +3 laps 20. E. Gutierrez Sauber +7 laps 21. N. Hulkenberg Sauber Retired 22. G. van der Garde Caterham Retired
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