Maiden Canadian title for Vettel
Montreal (AFP): Sebastian Vettel led from start to finish to claim his and Red Bull's maiden Canadian Grand Prix win in Montreal. Ferrari's Fernando...
Montreal (AFP): Sebastian Vettel led from start to finish to claim his and Red Bull's maiden Canadian Grand Prix win in Montreal. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso came in a distant second, with Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes taking third. "Yes, we've won Canada, the car was amazing," the German triple world champion said over the team radio. Vettel's third success of the season after wins in Malaysia and Bahrain extended his lead at the top of the drivers' standings. He is now on 132 points, 36 clear of Alonso on 96 points. Kimi Raikkonen lies third on 88 points after the Lotus driver's lowly ninth place finish with Hamilton 11 points further back. While Vettel and Red Bull celebrated there was disappointment for Williams. The British outfit had high hopes of picking up their first points of the season from Valterri Bottas who had qualified in third but were out of luck again when the Finnish rookie trailed in 17th. Good finish for Force India Sahara Force India celebrated its 100th race in style, scoring seven points with Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil finishing in seventh and 10th places respectively at the Canadian Grand Prix here. Starting 17th on the grid, Di Resta drove a magnificent race and climbed to seventh position which he managed to maintain to pocket six points at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. His teammate Sutil, who started eight, was lucky to get away with a spin in Turn 2 early on while fighting Valtteri Bottas of Williams for sixth and lost his chance of finishing eighth when he was given a drive-through penalty for ignoring blue flags for the Lewis Hamilton/Fernando Alonso fight. Sutil finished 10th in the second Sahara Force India car behind Felipe Massa of Ferrari and Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen. Di Resta, expectedly, was over the moon to finish seventh after starting as low as 17th on the grid. "To finish the race in seventh having started 17th is a great result and a top job by the team," he said.
21 Jan 2020 5:08 AM GMT