#InternationalNews: “Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix for 50th profession victory “
Sebastian Vettel has given Ferrari its first victory in 14 years on the Canadian Grand Prix.
The German began from pole place and by no means trailed on Sunday as he posted his third win in seven Formula One races this yr and the 50th of his profession. It was his second Canadian GP win after 2013, when he drove for Red Bull Renault.
It was the primary win by a Ferrari on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve since Michael Schumacher’s triumph in 2004.
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Vettel additionally took the lead in drivers standings by a single level over Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton, who struggled early with engine overheating issues however rallied to complete fifth. Hamilton has gained the Canadian race six instances, together with the earlier three.
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes was second adopted by the Red Bulls’ Max Verstappen and Daniel Riciardo, the winner two weeks in the past in Monaco. Kimi Raikkonen, within the second Ferrari, was sixth.
Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz of Renault, Esteban Ocon of Force India and Charles Leclerc of Sauber additionally completed within the factors.
The high three saved their positions from the beginning, with Vettel main from pole place forward of Bottas and Verstappen. Vettel’s lone pit cease on the 38th of 70 laps noticed him emerge with a six-second lead.
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It was a brief day for the lone Canadian on the observe as Lance Stroll’s Williams punctured a tire solely 1 / 4 of the best way via the primary lap into the race, inflicting the Montreal driver to slip throughout the crack and ram New Zealander Brendon Hartley of Toro Rosso right into a wall. Both automobiles had been badly broken however the drivers escaped unhurt.
A steward’s investigation discovered neither driver at fault.
Stroll, 19, was in is second Canadian GP. He earned his first Formula One factors with a ninth-place end at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve final yr.
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There was an in depth name six laps in as Sainz and Sergio Perez almost collided, with the Mexican spinning his Force India automobile off the observe however he was in a position to rejoin the race.
It was the 300th F1 race for two-time champion Fernando Alonso of McLaren, good for fourth all-time. The Spaniard was pressured out with engine bother after 42 laps.
Before the race, 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve drove the No. 12 Ferrari his late father Gilles used to win the 1978 Canadian GP within the parade lap.
Note: “Previously Published on: 2018-06-10 16:25:38, as ‘Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix for 50th profession victory