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Dominant Vettel wins Canadian GP

Round 7 of the F1 championship sees the franchise spend a weekend in Canada. This was the first race since the debate surrounding the pirelli tyres and Mercedes.
Qualifying saw poor performances by top drivers as Felipe Massa ended 16th, as well as the mclaren pairing Jenson Button and Sergio Perez both went out at q2. It was a familiar story up front as Seb Vettel gained yet another pole position as the championship leader looked quick on the Montreal track. A highlight of the session was Bottas, who ended 3rd in his Williams, his best ever qualifying in f1 and Williams best result this season.
Vettel made a strong start, making a quick start and gaining a lead early on. It was a disastrous start for Bottas though, as his Williams was overtaken by Webber and Rosberg early.
It was a race to forget for Sutil, as he span on lap 6 which saw him drop from 8th to 13th, it was a miracle no car hit the stranded German. The incident was reviewed by race stewards. Kimi Raikonnen also had a rather troublesome race; as he suffered similar problems as he did in China and then on lap 23, had his right rear tyre fail to go on during a pit stop.
One driver looking good for a podium place was Mark Webber- that was until his front wing came off in an incident involving caterham rookie Van Der Gaarde. Webber relucted to go to the pits and consequently was overtaken by Fernando Alonso on lap 42.
Van Der Gaarde eventually retired on lap 48 along with Sauber driver Nico Hulkenburg as the two drivers collided and both suffered race ending problems.
Back to Adrian Sutil, the German was given a penalty for failing to respond to a blue flag- which looked to end his hope of a points finish.
With 7 laps remaining; Alonso managed to eventually overtake Lewis Hamilton to gain second place.
But the race was Seb Vettels from the very start. The German was always in control and will extend his lead at the top of the F1 world championship.

Result: 1. Vettel; 2.Alonso; 3.Hamilton; 4.Webber; 5.Rosberg; 6.Vergne;7.Di Resta; 8.Massa; 9.Raikkonen; 10.Sutil

Retirements: Van Der Graade; Hulkenburg; Guiterrez

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