” Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead as he eased to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.
Vettel got a good start from pole position and was able to establish a lead of two seconds on the opening lap before disappearing in to the distance. Fernando Alonso took second place away from Lewis Hamilton late on after a strong drive, but he still dropped 36 points behind Vettel in the championship driving.
Hamilton came home third having looked comfortable in second place for most of the race, but ultimately losing out to Alonso in the final stint and ending the race 1.5s behind the Ferrari.
Mark Webber’s race was compromised by Giedo van der Garde turning in on the Red Bull as he attempted to lap at the hairpin, with Webber’s front wing receiving damage, limiting him to fourth place. However, he still managed to set the fastest lap ahead of his team-mate.
Kimi Raikkonen’s championship hopes took another blow as he laboured to ninth place – losing out to Felipe Massa on the penultimate lap. ”