Sebastian Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix

2013 Canadian Grand Prix summary

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013Sebastian Vettel claimed his third win of 2013 in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel held his advantage from pole position and pulled out a lead that never looked threatened despite a brush with the wall and an off-track moment at the first corner.

Fernando Alonso spent the race working his way up to second, passing Lewis Hamilton in the final stint. Hamilton lost time lapping the Force India of Adrian Sutil, who was given a drive-through penalty for not moving over quickly enough.

He wasn’t the only driver being frustrated by traffic. Mark Webber tangled with Giedo van der Garde at the hairpin, breaking the Red Bull’s front wing and leading to Van der Garde receiving a ten-second stop-go penalty.

Nico Rosberg was the only other driver to finish on the lead lead lap as Vettel put everyone up to sixth-placed Jean-Eric Vergne a lap down.

Next was Paul di Resta, who made a single pit stop on his way to seventh, a fine recovery after being eliminated in Q1 yesterday.

Felipe Massa passed a luckless Kimi Raikkonen for ninth on the penultimate lap, the Lotus driver suffering a string of misfortune. Sutil took the final point for tenth despite his penalty.

But Valtteri Bottas couldn’t convert his excellent qualifying performance into a points finish. Having started third he fell to 14th at the chequered flag.

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63 comments on Sebastian Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix

  1. Ed Marques (@edmarques) said on 10th June 2013, 1:37

    I thought Mercedes gained 23 seconds a lap on that test.
    I thought Red Bull couldn’t handle the tyres. Hum…
    Well, apart from Vettel’s driving i find impossible to like anything that comes from Red Bull team.

  2. karter22 (@karter22) said on 10th June 2013, 1:55

    Well, I must say that it was a very exciting race! Vettel as always had a care free race from the opening lap. Pretty boring from that point of view.
    Alonso and Ferrari were just phenomenal. Alonso fighting up to second was just amazing and a real joy to watch. I guess his perormance in this race will shut those people up whot criticized him for his “terrible” perormance in Monaco. Because of that “terrible” performance, he is now second behind herr Vettel in the WDC.
    Enough about that, now I want to adress something that really bugged me and I knew would be proven in Canada. A certain Mr. @robbie said to me in the threadthat :

    If your paranoia had any legs (the part about Merc, as we speak, developing new parts due to what they learned at the ‘secret’ test)


    So I was paranoid huh?? MERC seemed to be using a different front wing in Canada ( At least I think it was a bit different, it certainly looked different to me.) and they certainly did learn a lot from those 1000km! Everybody expected them to move back in Canada and Lewis only lost one place! Rosberg was another story but it´s funny how people love calling me paranoid and in the end it seems I was right! So much for MERC´s win in Monaco being due solely beause of a low deg track or MERC just being slow. They have the pace now and you can bet the farm that they have loads of insight to next year´s tyres.

  3. Andy2286 (@andy2286) said on 10th June 2013, 3:36

    Did anyone understand what the fans were shouting to vettel while he was on the podium?

  4. ramy (@ramysennaf1) said on 10th June 2013, 8:13

    i would say, it’s another vettel season, because simply this guy never run out of luck, always on the good side of things, either raikonnen is too far for a penalty,let’s see when he has dnf like others had before him giving him that advantage. i love this sport, but it’s becoming irritating how always a redbull is in the lead, or scoring points while others don’t, no competition!!!!

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