F1: Button won the Grand Prix du Canada

Jenson Button won on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve the Grand Prix du Canada at Montreal in Formula 1 2011 season, after he took advantage of a mistake made by Sebastian Vettel in the last lap.F1 2011 Canadian Grand Prix 1 photo

After a race of over four hours due to its suspension for two hours after heavy rains, Jenson Button won the Canadian Grand Prix despite his five pit stops and a drive-through penalty.

McLaren driver was involved in two incidents with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, but even in this context was able to recover from 10th place and get the victory, thanks to a superior performance as the circuit dried up and using slick tires.

After he overtake Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher, he threatening approached Sebastian Vettel, who led the race with no emotion from the first until the 69th lap. But the world champion had a moment of hesitation in the last lap, the “pinching” a wet portion and skid enough to allow Button to overtake and pass the finish line first. Vettel had to settle for the second place, while the podium was completed by his teammate at Red Bull, Mark Webber.F1 2011 Canadian Grand Prix 2 photo

Michael Schumacher was close to his first podium since he return into Formula 1, but was unable to withstand Webber and Button in the last laps of the race, which is why he satisfied with fourth place, even if shortly took second place.

Vitaly Petrov won fifth place behind the wheel of Renault, followed by Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) and Jaime Alguersuari (Toro Rosso). Latest points at stake were adjudicated by Rubens Barrichello (Williams) and Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso).

Canada – Race Rankings and overall standings (Provisionally Race Results)

The Grand Prix du CanadaCircuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal;
70 laps; 4.361 km (2,709 miles);    Weather: Heavy rain.

Fastest lap: Jenson Button, 1:16.956, lap 69F1 2011 Canadian Grand Prix 3 photo

Rankings:

 1.  Button        McLaren-Mercedes           1h23:50.995
 2.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault           +     2.709
 3.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault           +    13.828
 4.  Schumacher    Mercedes                   +    14.219
 5.  Petrov        Renault                    +    20.395
 6.  Massa         Ferrari                    +    33.225
 7.  Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari             +    33.270
 8.  Alguersuari   Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +    35.964
 9.  Barrichello   Williams-Cosworth          +    45.100
10.  Buemi         Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +    47.000
11.  Rosberg       Mercedes                   +    50.400
12.  de la Rosa    Sauber-Ferrari             +  1:03.600
13.  Liuzzi        HRT-Cosworth               +     1 lap
14.  Karthikeyan   HRT-Cosworth               +     1 lap
15.  D'Ambrosio    Virgin-Cosworth            +     1 lap
16.  Glock         Virgin-Cosworth            +     1 lap
17.  Trulli        Lotus-Renault              +     1 lap
18.  Di Resta      Force India-Mercedes       +    3 laps
Fastest lap: Button, 1:16.956
Not classified/retirements: Driver Team On lap
Maldonado     Williams-Cosworth            62
Heidfeld      Renault                      57
Sutil         Force India-Mercedes         50
Alonso        Ferrari                      44
Kovalainen    Lotus-Renault                36
Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes             8
World Championship standings, round 7: Drivers: Constructors: 
 1.  Vettel       161        1.  Red Bull-Renault          255
 2.  Button       101        2.  McLaren-Mercedes          186
 3.  Webber        94        3.  Ferrari                   101
 4.  Hamilton      85        4.  Renault                    60
 5.  Alonso        69        5.  Mercedes                   52
 6.  Massa         32        6.  Sauber-Ferrari             27
 7.  Petrov        31        7.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari         12
 8.  Heidfeld      29        8.  Force India-Mercedes       10
 9.  Schumacher    26        9.  Williams-Cosworth           4
10.  Rosberg       26
11.  Kobayashi     25
12.  Sutil          8
13.  Buemi          8
14.  Barrichello    4
15.  Alguersuari    4
16.  Di Resta       2
17.  Perez          2   F1 2011 Canadian Grand Prix 4 photo

Next Race: Europe 24-26 June

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