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In Pictures: Canadian Grand Prix

June 10, 2013

The Canadian Grand Prix was a race Sebastian Vettel wanted to win more than anything else, having never finished first here despite being a pole-sitter three years in a row. The Red Bull driver got off to a very good start yesterday. CJ Gunther / EPA
The Canadian Grand Prix was a race Sebastian Vettel wanted to win more than anything else, having never finished first here despite being a pole-sitter three years in a row. The Red Bull driver got off to a very good start yesterday. CJ Gunther / EPA
Fernando Alonso, though, had plenty of support in Montreal even as the Ferrari driver had started in sixth position. Andre Pichette / EPA
Fernando Alonso, though, had plenty of support in Montreal even as the Ferrari driver had started in sixth position. Andre Pichette / EPA
Lewis Hamilton, who won here last year, was always going to find it a challenge to go past Vettel despite the Mercedes driver starting in second position yesterday. Andre Pichette / EPA
Lewis Hamilton, who won here last year, was always going to find it a challenge to go past Vettel despite the Mercedes driver starting in second position yesterday. Andre Pichette / EPA
Vettel was clearly on a mission as he kept his lead intact for most part of the race. Rogerio Barbosa / AFP
Vettel was clearly on a mission as he kept his lead intact for most part of the race. Rogerio Barbosa / AFP
With the German world champion in the lead, the battle was for the places after as drivers competed at the hairpin corner during the first laps of the Canadian Grand Prix. Rogerio Barbosa / AFP
With the German world champion in the lead, the battle was for the places after as drivers competed at the hairpin corner during the first laps of the Canadian Grand Prix. Rogerio Barbosa / AFP
Alonso, though, was in excellent form on the track, passing others cars in quick succession. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Alonso, though, was in excellent form on the track, passing others cars in quick succession. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Vettel, a three-time world champion, knew he had to be cautious in a race notorious for its share of accidents. Ryan Remiorz / AP Photo
Vettel, a three-time world champion, knew he had to be cautious in a race notorious for its share of accidents. Ryan Remiorz / AP Photo
The German, however, was benefiting from having a superior car. Ryan Remiorz / AP Photo
The German, however, was benefiting from having a superior car. Ryan Remiorz / AP Photo
Alonso, meanwhile, kept pushing the limit to catch up with the cars ahead of him. The Spaniard eventually went past Lewis Hamilton to finish second in the race. Christinne Muschi / Reuters
Alonso, meanwhile, kept pushing the limit to catch up with the cars ahead of him. The Spaniard eventually went past Lewis Hamilton to finish second in the race. Christinne Muschi / Reuters
Felipe Massa, who endured a frustrating race in Canada, managed to finish in the points, in his Ferrari. Christinne Muschi / Reuters
Felipe Massa, who endured a frustrating race in Canada, managed to finish in the points, in his Ferrari. Christinne Muschi / Reuters
Vettel eventually won the Canadian Grand Prix, his first in North America. Needless to say, the 25 year old was ecstatic as he leads Alonso by 36 points in the world championship. Stan Honda / AFP
Vettel eventually won the Canadian Grand Prix, his first in North America. Needless to say, the 25 year old was ecstatic as he leads Alonso by 36 points in the world championship. Stan Honda / AFP