Canada F1 Grand Prix 2013 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis
ESPN F1 announced the big win:
SEBASTIAN VETTEL WINS THE CANADIAN GRAND PRIX #F1— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) June 9, 2013
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:
After just 3 laps Seb's lead over HAM is already up to 3.2 seconds. Mark is P4 just half a second behind ROS. DRS enabled.— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) June 9, 2013
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:
|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:
Knicks Carmelo Anthony watching the Canadian Grand Prix from a hospitality tent in Montreal http://t.co/713uFe6kiJ— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 9, 2013
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:
Vettel sets the fastest lap as Hamilton has Alonso just 1.9s behind him now #F1— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) June 9, 2013
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:
Alonso takes Hamilton on the straight - a little too close for comfort - but moves into second. Vettel some 20 seconds up the road. #F1— F1 Paddock Pass (@F1PaddockPass) June 9, 2013
American racer Conor Daly put it best as he described how much better Vettel was on Sunday than any other driver on the track:
Vettel in a completely different race compared to everyone else. He'll be asking about dinner reservations on the team radio soon. #F1— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) June 9, 2013
BadgerGP.com joked about Vettel's dominance, saying he was already on the podium before the race was even finished:
Reports from the paddock coming in that VETTEL is ALREADY ON THE PODIUM, waiting for the rest of the field to finish.— BadgerGP.com (@BadgerGP) June 9, 2013
Ewan Marshall appreciated Vettel's excellence and noted that the win was Red Bull's first at this venue:
Vettel's been sublime this weekend. A super race from the German. Title number 4 takes another step closer. RB's first win here too. #f1— Ewan Marshall (@EwanMarshall) June 9, 2013
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:
That’s Sebastian Vettel’s 29th win in F1. 6th in the all-time list, just 2 behind Nigel Mansell.— Edd Straw (@eddstrawF1) June 9, 2013
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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