Canada F1 Grand Prix 2013 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis

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Canada F1 Grand Prix 2013 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis
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The legend of Sebastian Vettel continues to swell as he dominated the 2013 Canada F1 Grand Prix, winning the prestigious race with ease.   

ESPN F1 announced the big win:

The youngest triple champion of the sport took an early 3.2-second lead by the time the third lap was completed, as noted by Red Bull Racing:

By the time the race had hit its halfway point, Vettel had lapped Kimi Raikkonen, the man who, at the time, sat in second place on the F1 World Championship leaderboard, as noted by Sky Sports F1:

In Lap 46, two racers—Giedo van der Garde and Nico Hulkenberg—collided to take one another out of the race, as reported by Sky Sports F1:

Here's a look at how every driver finished in the 2013 Canada F1 Grand Prix, courtesy of formula1.com:

Position Driver Make Time Behind Points
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault  --  25
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari  +14.4 sec.  18
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes  +15.9 sec.  15
4 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault  +25.7 sec. 12
5 Nico Rosberg  Mercedes  +69.7 sec  10
6 Jean-Eric Vergne
STR-Ferrari  1 Lap  8
7 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1 Lap 6
8 Felipe Massa Ferrari  1 Lap  4
9 Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault  1 Lap  2
10 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1 Lap  1
11 Sergio Perez
McLaren-Mercedes  1 Lap   
12 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes  1 Lap  
13 Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault  1 Lap   
14 Valtteri Bottas
Williams-Renault  1 Lap   
15 Daniel Ricciardo
STR-Ferrari  2 Laps   
16 Pastor Maldonado
Williams-Renault  2 Laps   
17 Jules Bianchi
Marussia-Cosworth 2 Laps  
18 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 3 Laps   
19 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth
3 Laps  
20 Esteban Gutierrez
Sauber-Ferrari  7 Laps   
21 Nico Hulkenberg
Sauber-Ferrari  25 Laps   
22 Giedo van der Garde
Caterham-Renault  27 Laps   

 

The Canada F1 Grand Prix is known for its lavish parties, and the event attracts celebrities every year. CJ Fogler snapped a picture of Carmelo Anthony taking in the action from one of the hospitality tents:

But the real star of this year's Grand Prix was undoubtedly Vettel, who made winning look easy against the top F1 drivers in the world. 

Coming down the final stretch, he continued to push the pace, setting the fastest lap of the race while Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas battled it out for second place, as noted by ESPN F1:

With just a handful or laps remaining in the race, Alonso took second place from Hamilton on a tight pass, as noted by F1 Paddock Pass:

American racer Conor Daly put it best as he described how much better Vettel was on Sunday than any other driver on the track:

BadgerGP.com joked about Vettel's dominance, saying he was already on the podium before the race was even finished:

Ewan Marshall appreciated Vettel's excellence and noted that the win was Red Bull's first at this venue:

 

Final Word

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Nobody on the planet is in the same league as Vettel when it comes to F1 racing.

The German is simply amazing. At the age of 25, he's already one of the sport's greatest all-time racers. Edd Straw of Autosport noted after his win in Canada on Sunday that it was Vettel's 29th career F1 victory—the sixth-most wins of all time:

It's hard to imagine how great a legacy Vettel will leave behind if he continues winning at the pace he has thus far in his young career. 

Right now, it's nice to just sit back and watch a master go about his business. 

 

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