” Daniel Ricciardo claimed his first career victory in an absolutely thrilling finish in Canada as MGU-K problems for the Mercedes pair blew the whole race wide open.
It had looked like it would be a routine battle between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton before engine problems at mid-distance gave the chasing pack a sniff of victory, with Hamilton forced to retire with limited hybrid power and brake issues, and Rosberg limping around the circuit. For a while it looked like the struggling Sergio Perez in second would save Rosberg’s victory but a stunning move from Ricciardo two laps from the finish, passing the Force India round the outside of Turn 1, gave him clear air and let him reel in the leader for a pass later that lap.
The drama was not finished there, as Felipe Massa got out of shape at the start of the final lap and into Perez, denying the Force India third after a gritty drive in front of the Red Bulls. That incident promoted Vettel to third and meant the race finished under safety car conditions. By keeping second Rosberg stretched his lead over Hamilton in the drivers’ championship to 22 points, while Ricciardo lept above Alonso into third. ”
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