Vettel wins Canadian GP to extend F-1 point lead

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel (front) drives ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the...

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel (front) drives ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, June 9, 2013. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:35 PM ET

MONTREAL - It was a show of dominance that hammered home the fact that Sebastian Vettel is well on his way to a fourth consecutive Formula 1 world driving championship.

His flag-to-flag victory on Sunday in the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve also started talk that what was once thought to be unassailable — Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world championships — is now within range for the 26-year-old Vettel.

There was never a minute in the 70-lap race where Vettel and his No. 1 Red Bull Renault was even close to being challenged.

The real fight in the race, in fact, was always for second and it came down to a terrific battle between two other former world champions, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

It would be Alonso who would prevail on this day, but Hamilton did beat his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished fifth behind the other Red Bull of Mark Webber.


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