2013 Canadian Grand Prix
The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2013) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 9 June 2013 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The race was the seventh round of the 2013 season, and marked the 50th running of the Canadian Grand Prix.
|2013 Canadian Grand Prix|
|Race 7 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One World Championship|
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
|Date||9 June 2013|
|Official name||Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2013|
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Course length||4.361 km (2.710 mi)|
|Distance||70 laps, 305.270 km (189.686 mi)|
|Weather||Mild with temperatures approaching 23 °C (73 °F); wind speeds up to 15 kilometres per hour (9.3 mph)|
|Driver||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault|
|Time||1:16.182 on lap 69|
The event was marred by the death of track marshal Mark Robinson, who was run over by a recovery vehicle. The accident happened while marshals were removing the Sauber of Esteban Gutiérrez after the Mexican had spun off during the closing stages of the race. Robinson died later in hospital, and became the first trackside death in Formula One since that of marshal Graham Beveridge at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix.
Tyre supplier Pirelli brought its white-banded medium compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the red-banded supersoft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre, as opposed to the previous year where soft and supersoft selection were provided.
The three qualifying sessions were held on 8 June. All qualifying was rain-affected.
Sauber's Nico Hülkenberg, McLaren's Sergio Pérez, Williams' Pastor Maldonado, McLaren's Jenson Button, Sauber's Esteban Gutiérrez, and Ferrari's Felipe Massa were all eliminated in Q2. Massa caused a red flag after crashing into the barriers in turn 3. Williams' Valtteri Bottas became the first rookie driver in 2013 to make it into Q3.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix with a time of 1:25.425, beating Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton by 0.087 seconds. Williams' Valtteri Bottas was a surprise third, in a back-marker car, and at that time in 2013, Williams did not score points.
Kimi Räikkönen and Daniel Ricciardo were given two-place penalties for not lining up in the designated 'fast lane' at the pit exit in the rush to get out after the Q2 red flag. Räikkönen would start from 10th and Ricciardo 11th on the grid.
|1||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1:22.318||1:28.166||1:25.425||1|
|5||2||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1:23.247||1:28.145||1:26.208||5|
|7||18||Jean-Éric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1:24.159||1:28.527||1:26.543||7|
|8||15||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:24.551||1:28.799||1:27.348||8|
|10||19||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1:24.770||1:29.359||1:27.946||111|
|17||14||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:24.908||17|
|22||21||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham-Renault||1:27.110||21|
- ^1 — Kimi Räikkönen and Daniel Ricciardo were each given a two-place grid penalty for failing to queue in the fast lane at the resumption on the second qualifying session.
- ^2 — Romain Grosjean was given a ten-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable accident in the previous race.
- ^3 — Esteban Gutiérrez was classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.
Championship standings after the raceEdit
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