Vettlu Canadian Grand Prix

Author of the article: , published on June 9, 2013.

The Canadian Grand Prix was started by most racers with softer tires. The start itself passed without major complications, of course Vettel pulled the best from the first starting position, followed by Hamilton and followed by Rosberg and Webber. So something was lost by Bottas, with whom Alonso soon passed as well. We also saw some overtaking in the background, where Massa advanced nicely, who managed to reach the thirteenth place by the third lap, while the leading Vettel increased his advantage with the fastest times. After enabling the DRS, of course, we expected a few more overtaking, but there weren't many of them until the sixth round. Very interesting was the crowd behind Bottas, who somehow could not drive faster, which caused him to be overtaken by Sutil, who spun him at the same time, but the German continued in thirteenth place behind Massa. Sutila was planted by someone from behind and his hind wings were damaged, and of course his front wings were damaged. Sutil, of course, had to go to the pits, which caused him to fall to twentieth place, but even after the stop he was left with a malfunction of the back wing.

It was very interesting to follow Masse, who was going through everything and closely overtaking. Especially in the twelfth lap, when Raikkonen overtook Ricciard, it was a matter of millimeters, as he also tried Felipe at the same time. The Brazilian succeeded in the next round when Ricciardo drove into the pits anyway. It was also interesting in the front, where Alonso chased Webbra, but the Australian drove into the pits for harder tires in the fourteenth lap. In the fifteenth round, mass stops began, among the leaders led to the stop by Rosberg, Vettel, Hamilton and Alonso continued. Leading Vettel drove for fresh tires in the seventeenth lap, followed by Alonso, and both continued in second and fifth place. Interestingly, in the eighteenth lap Massa once again put on softer tires and thus hinted at a more offensive role.

In the nineteenth lap, Vettel started driving faster than Hamilton with fresh tires, who obviously wanted to miss at least one stop, but had to drive to the stop in the twentieth lap. In the twentieth round, he again led Vettel ahead of Hamilton and Rosberg, and Webber and Alonso. After the stops, Hamilton also drove a second slower than Vettl, but quite comparable to Rosberg and Webber behind him. Only Alonso drove a bit faster, but he was still slower than Vettl, but also half a second and more per lap faster than the previously mentioned racers before him. Massa tried his best, who somehow couldn't get past Sutil, even though it was often very tight.

Right at the top, Vettel was driving alone, but behind him we watched first Hamilton and then an outraged trio between Rosberg, Webber and Alonso. First he tried Webber, who was zigzagging behind Hamilton. When the Australian succeeded before the last chicane, Lewis was immediately overtaken by Fernando on the main plane. In the thirty-second lap, he drove Rosberg to a stop, who, according to what he heard on the radio, was supposed to drive with these tires until the end of the race. Interestingly, Mark Webber collided with Van der Gard, who by the way lagged behind the circle, but still occupied the ideal line and perhaps even slightly closed (not necessarily intentionally) Webber. Van der Garda spun, and Webber lost part of the front wing at the entrance to the main plane.

In the thirty-eighth lap, Alonso’s chase for Webber began (the Spaniard also set the fastest race time). In the forty-second lap, Webber made a minor mistake when his wheels were blocked. This, of course, was taken advantage of by Alonso, who came very close to the Australian and easily overtook him on the main plane. The question, of course, was the wear of the tires, which was replaced by Massa in the forty-third lap, this time for harder ones, and after stopping he fell to twelfth place. In the forty-seventh lap, he first injured his front wings and then lost Van der Garde. Van der Garde collided with Hulkenberg, and when he lost his wing, he drove on it and ended the race right on the track.

Twenty laps before the end, the last stops also began, to which Alonso seduced a little earlier, continuing in third place. Leading Vettel and Hamilton followed him to the stop. After the stops, Webber drove incredibly fast, setting the fastest lap of the race and thus chasing Alonso in front of him. When everything pointed to the complete dominance of Vettl, the German drew attention to himself. Sebastian was cutting the first turn, but he was told from the pits to continue and slowly reheat the tires.

Ten laps before the end, Fernando Alonso caught the second Hamitlon in third place, ahead of both of which there were also a few lags behind the lap. The Spaniard clung to Hamilton in two laps, trying to overtake him in the hairline and on the longest plane, but then managed to overtake him on the main plane. Fernando was, of course, more than nineteen seconds behind Vettl, and there were only six laps to go by the end of the race. Just four laps before the end, Guttierez was taken off the track, who "parked" the car in a dangerous place, which led the commissioners to declare a yellow flag, thus banning the use of the DRS. Two laps before the end, the Guttierez race car was withdrawn, the DRS was used again, but no changes were expected at the top. Vettel thus came away with his first win in Canada, followed by Alonso ahead of Hamilton, fourth place went to Webber, followed by Rosberg and Vergne. Di Resta, Massa, Raikkonen and Sutil were also in the top ten.

Race results:
 1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1x32: 09.143 2. Alonso Ferrari + 14.408 3. Hamilton Mercedes + 15.942 4. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 25.731 5. Rosberg Mercedes + 1: 09.725 6. Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 round 7 Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1 round 8. Massa Ferrari + 1 round 9. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault + 1 round 10. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1 round 11. Perez McLaren-Mercedes + 1 round 12. Button McLaren- Mercedes + 1 round 13. Grosjean Lotus-Renault + 1 round 14. Bottas Williams-Renault + 1 round 15. Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 2 rounds 16. Maldonado Williams-Renault + 2 rounds 17. Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth + 2 rounds 18. Pic Caterham-Renault + 2 rounds 19. Chilton Marussia-Cosworth + 3 rounds 20. Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari + 7 rounds

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