Published June 09, 2013
MONTREAL – Sebastian Vettel has won the Canadian Grand Prix, leading almost the entire way to extend his lead in the Formula One points race.
Starting from the pole position, Vettel finished 14.4 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso's Ferrari on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton, the 2012 winner, was third after holding the lead for three of the 70 laps after Vettel made an early pit stop.
After practice and qualifying were slowed by rain, the sun came out Sunday for a warm and dry race on the Ile Notre Dame. That gave Vettel, who skidded in the rain on the final straightaway to give up the lead here two years ago, a clear path to the checkered flag.
Vettel, of Red Bull, picked up 25 points in the championship standings to extend his lead over Lotus' Kimo Raikkonen.