Sport Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix

23:35  10 june  2018
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Sebastian Vettel crosses the finish line to win the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday. Spain’ s Fernando Alonso, driving for Ferrari , finished second in the highly entertaining race held beneath sunny skies amid temperatures in the 20 s .

As ever, the Canadian Grand Prix looks set to be tough on brakes. Vettel grabs Bahrain Grand Prix pole position in Ferrari one-two, with Sebastian Vettel wins incident-packed Bahrain Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton finishes third and Kimi Raikkonen retires after running over mechanic' s leg.

MONTREAL (AP) Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has won the Canadian Grand Prix after leading the race from the pole to the checkered flag.

With the victory, Vettel took a one-point lead over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One standings.

Vettel picked up his second career victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and the first for Ferrari in Montreal since Michael Schumacher won three in a row from 2002-04.

Valtteri Bottas was second in his Mercedes, about six seconds back. Max Verstappen was third and the other Red Bull car, driven by Daniel Ricciardo, was fourth. Hamilton, who came into the weekend leading the championship standings, came in fifth.

It's Vettel's 50th career win and his third of the season.


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Mercedes arrived at the Canadian Grand Prix without the correct tires or an expected engine upgrade and left Montreal trailing in the Formula One championship standings. Ferrari returned to the top of the podium at the track named for Gilles Villeneuve for the first time since 2004, with Sebastian Vettel going from the pole to the checkered flag to finish six seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes on Sunday. Erstwhile points leader Lewis Hamilton, who was aiming for a record-tying seventh victory in Montreal, struggled to finish fifth and fell one point behind Vettel in the standings.

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