GRAND PRIX: BUTTON SNATCHES VICTORY IN CANADA

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After a what was easily one of the best Grand Prix races for years, Britain’s Jenson Button snatched victory from the jaws of Sebastian Vettel – on the last lap of the race. Despite six pit stops – including a drive-through penalty, Button cut his way through the field to pass the Red Bull driver on the final lap to win in Canada. Surprisingly, Vettel appeared to buckle under the pressure from the McLaren Mercedes driver, while his team-mate Mark Webber, held off the flying Mercedes GP of Michael Schumacher to claim the last step of the podium in Montreal.

The rain-affected race had initially started, and ran its first five laps, under the safety car. By lap 7, Lewis Hamilton tried to squeeze past Button, but he was never going to make the gap; and the resulting collision meant damaged rear suspension and retirement was inevitable for the 2008 champion.

Results
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
Did Not Finish
Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 62
Heidfeld Renault 57
Sutil Force India-Mercedes 50
Alonso Ferrari 44
Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 36
Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 8

[Source: Autosport]

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