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Until Silverstone at the end of the month, thank-you and goodbye
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We hope that you enjoyed the race - remember to stay tuned to the F1 channel for all the post-race stories
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And that's about it from the Canadian Grand Prix LIVE on Crash.net...
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Team points: Red Bull 201, Ferrari 145, Mercedes 134, Lotus 114, Force India 51, McLaren 37, Toro Rosso 20, Sauber 5
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Drivers' points: Vettel 132, Alonso 96, Raikkonen 88, Hamilton 77, Webber 69, Rosberg 57, Massa 49, di Resta 34, Grosjean 26, Button 25
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So, to repeat, the podium will see Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton spraying the champagne
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No points for Mclaren on a track where they usually excel - Perez 11th and Button 12th
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Fellow Finn Raikkonen, despite all his woes, now equals Michael Schumacher's record of 24 successive points finishes
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Bottas' prayer for rain goes unanswered as he finishes 14th
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A best ever finish for Vergne in 6th, while Webber claims fastest lap despite the front wing damage on his Red Bull
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Points for Vergne, di Resta, Massa, Raikkonen and Sutil
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Hamilton, Webber and Rosberg complete the top five, the last unlapped runners
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The German ends Red Bull's winless record in Montreal, crossing the line 14.4secs ahead of Alonso
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Alonso and Webber exchange fastest laps, bit they cant stop Vettel
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Two laps to go and Massa finally gets by Raikkonen into turn one - 8th place for the Brazilian
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The closest battle for points is between Raikkonen and Massa, split by 0.4secs for 8th
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Only the top five remain unlapped by Vettel, who has a 19secs cushion to Alonso
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A crane has been scrambled to rescue the stranded car under local yellows
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Gutierrz joins van der Garde and Hulkenberg on the list of retirements, the Sauber parked against the wall on the outside of turn two
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Five laps to go, and it looks like Vettel's race to lose
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The potential Perez/Button battle has cooled, with the Mexican currently 1.7secs ahead
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Now Hamilton uses DRS to take a run at Alonso into the final chicane - there is contact this time, but the order remains unchanged
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Sutil takes penalty, dropping to tenth as he crosses the line, but it could be worse yet for the German
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Replays tend to suggest it was a near miss rather than contact
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Wow the pair appeared to touch wheels heading into turn one, but both seem to have escaped damage
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Alonso looks again into final chicane and uses DRS to make the pass on main straight
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Lap 62: Alonso looks on run to hairpin, but Hamilton runs him wide to hold 2nd
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Vettel has lapped everyone up to 6th placed Vergne, and is 17secs clear of Hamilton
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Lap 60: Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso, Webber, Rosberg, Vergne, di Resta, Sutil Raikkonen, Massa
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Sutil allegedly guilty of ignoring blue flags with Hamilton/Alonso bearing down on him
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Raikkonen and Massa, meanwhile, are chasing down Sutil - and the pursuit is eased by a drive-thru for the German
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Just 0.4secs divide the former McLaren team-mates, but it's Alonso with the faster car and DRS help next time around
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Hamilton and Alonso, locked together, lap Sutil into the final chicane
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Alonso takes fastest lap back from Vettel, who has been warned to calm down after his turn one off
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The Frenchman also decides to stop again, holding a decent lead over di Resta following the Scot's stop
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Team-mate Rosberg, meanwhile, pits for a third time, taking on another set of mediums and rejoining clear of Vergne....
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Hamilton is obviously feeling the pressure from Alonso - tells the Mercedes team to 'just let me drive, man'!
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...and di Resta finally stops for the mandatory supersofts on lap 57. The stop sees the Scot finally going a lap down
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Webber, meanwhile, has dropped to 7.3secs behind the Ferrari, but has a comfortable gap over Rosberg
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Alonso now within 1.5secs of Hamilton - the Spaniard can see his quarry ahead and is really pushing
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di Resta remains the last unlapped runner in 7th, and he's only a couple of seconds behind Vergne on his original tyres
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Vettel reclaims fastest lap - taking the benchmark down to 1m 16.561s
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Vettel's advantage still 14.6secs over Hamilton, but the Briton could have Alonso for company before too long....
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And Vettel runs across the infield at turn one..... does he have a problem or has he dozed off?
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Team radio tells di Resta that the tyre call is now up to him - the Scot still has to use the supersofts
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Oooooo Webber sneaks fastest lap - that'll wind Vettel up a little bit
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Lap 50: Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso, Webber, Rosberg, Vergne, di Resta, Sutil, Raikkonen, Grosjean
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di resta has now gone 50 laps on his original tyres!
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Replay shows a big lock up for Rosberg into the final chicane - the german is currently 5th but 18secs behind Webber
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Comfortable stop for the leader, who rejoins on mediums with a nice cushion back to the rest of the field
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The Mercedes man retains second spot, but is now half a minute behind Vettel.... who duly makes his seocnd and final stop
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Hamilton pits for another set of medium Pirellis, rejoining between the lapped McLarens...
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The Sauber didn't get away without damage, however, sustining suspension damage and being told to stop
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van der Garde's problem was caused by Hulkenberg clipping him after retaking line for final chicane
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Alonso pits from 3rd, also opting for the medium tyre
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The broken part is now being dragged under the Dutchman's Caterham, rubbing on its front tyre
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Karma for van der Garde, who now suffers a broken front wing of his own
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Webber pits from fourth, it's another set of mediums, but no change of front wing for the Aussie
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The pair have produced fireworks before, but its always been Button ahead of Checo....
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Perez, who just pitted for a second time, is now told he is racing McLaren team-mate Button - the pair are 0.7secs apart
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Vettel still intent on claiming fastest lap to go with pole and what looks to be a likely victory
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Grosjean too makes his first pit call, taking on supersofts and leaving di Resta as the only man on his original tyres
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Bianchi finally makes his first stop for tyres on lap 42
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The other Ferrari of Massa, meanwhile, makes his second stop, dropping to 12th
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Lap 42 and Alonso finally makes his move on Webber - the Aussie locked up at the hairpin and Alonso took full advantage of DRS to pass at the chicane
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Bottas makes second stop from 13th - the Finn's dream of points all but gone?
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Vettel has now lapped everyone up to ninth-placed Massa and holds a 16secs lead over Hamilton
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Lap 40: Vettel, Hamilton, Webber, Alonso, Rosberg, Vergne, di Resta, Grosjean, Massa, Perez
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Alonso, meanwhile, takes back the fastest lap - 1min 17.726secs
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van der Garde slapped with 10secs stop-go for his move on Webber - the Dutchman is now further adrift in 22nd and last
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Vettel, no doubt bored out front, takes fastest lap honours back from Alonso - 1min 17.795s
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Lap 38: Alonso now the fastest man on track - 1min 17.844secs - as he and Webber hack a second off the gap to Hamilton
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While di Resta plugs on, team-mate Sutil makes a second stop for tyres
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van der Garde, unsurprisingly, now facing a stewards investigation...
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The Aussie still sets a personal best lap time.....
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Damage to the RB9's front wing as Webber left front corner contacts the right rear of the Caterham
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Webber's pursuit has come to grief as van der Garde closes the door on the Red Bull at the hairpin
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Vergne, meanwhile, still holding firm in sixth, ahead of the stoic di Resta and Grosjean
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Webber and Alonso gradually trimming the gap to Hamilton in second, while the Briton sets about closing down the 16secs gap to leader Vettel
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Alonso told 'safety car window is open' - tactical messsage or is Bernd Maylander a little hot in there?
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All 22 cars are still running, with Giedo van der Garde currently bringing up the rear, two laps down
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Hamilton, meanwhile, reports a DRS issue as he attempts to navigate the backmarkers
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To make matters worse, he's about to be lapped by Vettel....
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For those interested in the ailing Raikkonen, he is currently 13th having suffered various KERS, brake, fuel consumption and pit problems
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Rosberg told, in no uncertain terms, that he IS going to the end on this set of tyres!
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Now clear of the German, Webber posts a new fastest lap of the race - 1m 18.375s for the Aussie
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Tyre wear clearly still a problem for at least one Mercedes despite the controversy over Barcelona test
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Rosberg, unsurprisingly, pits on lap 31.... it's another set of mediums for the German, but is he now looking at 3 stops?
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di Resta and Grosjean still to stop, with the Scot being told his tyre data looks 'very good'
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Lap 30: Vettel, Hamilton, Webber, Alonso, Rosberg, Vergne, di Resta, Grosjean, Sutil, Massa
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The Red Bull finally gets it done into the final chicane, with Alonso following through on home straight
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Rosberg getting VERY defensive as Webber explores every opportunity to pass
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At the end of lap 29, Vettel leads Hamilton by 17secs, with Rosberg another 9secs behind with Webber and Alonso all over him
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Hamilton, meanwhile, can benefit by extending the gap back to third
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Webber coming under increasing pressure from Alonso as Rosberg holds both of them up...
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Button told to pit at end of lap 27, having been repassed by Bottas... The Brit takes on the mediums - is he aiming for one stop?
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Webber and Alonso both have the benefit of DRS exiting the hairpin - but theres a Caterham on the home straight
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The pair are duelling over third spot, with Alonso homing in on the back of the battle - the Ferrari is just 0.2secs adrift now
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Webber takes to the grass as he attempts to pass Rosberg at the final chicane on lap 26
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Massa takes a look at repassing Sutil into turn one, but the German rebuffs him
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Team radio suggests Raikkonen may be aiming for one stop - the Finn is told those ahead of him all making two stops...
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Button's last lap was two seconds off the apce of those around him....
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Button appears to be a sitting duck... he's running on ageing tyres but Sutil and Massa both breezed by the McLaren
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Vettel, meanwhile, bangs in the fastest lap of the race at 1min 18.477s
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The Finn, who also appears to have a fuel consumption problem, is now running in 14th on the medium tyres
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Raikkonen pits at end of lap 22, but there's a problem on the right rear....
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Vettel's lead, meanwhile, is now up to 12.3secs over Hamilton
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Both men are undoubtedly fired up after their respective mishaps this weekend
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Lap 22: Sutil squeezes by Massa at the first corner for 11th
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But where Grosjean has got himself into the top ten on his initial set, the Marussias remain rooted in 18th and 20th
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...as have Gutierrez, Bianchi and Chilton
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Raikkonen, di Resta, Grosjean and Button still to make first stop
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Lap 20: Vettel, Hamilton, Rosberg, Webber, Alonso, Raikkonen, Vergne, di Resta, Grosjean, Button
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Vettel, by the way, also took mediums at his first stop
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Hamilton pits from the lead on lap 18, takes on the mediums and drops back into second as Vettel reclaims lead
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Maldonado takes his drive'thru' and rejoins towards the rear of the field. The Williams has a new front wing
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Massa pits from eighth, taking another set of supersofts
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Rosberg told that his rears are reaching critical temperature already
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Alonso follows Vettel in, taking mediums. Hamilton leads...
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Race leader Vettel pits at end of lap 15, holding a 7secs lead over Hamilton
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Quick decision by the officials results in drive-thru' penalty for the Venezuelan for 'causing a collision'....
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The collision between Sutil and Maldonado under investigation by the stewards
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Bottas also stopping, opting for the medium Pirellis but dropping out of the top ten as a result
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He exits still in front of Webber
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Rosberg in on lap 14, more supersofts for the German
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Vergne pits from seventh and Perez from eleventh, the Mexican reporting trouble with his supersofts
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Webber in next time around, the first of the big guns to pit - the Aussie goes for mediums
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Hulkenberg has also made his first stop, as has Maldonado
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Another look into the chicane sees Ricciardo make it wasy for the Brazilian by pitting
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Massa side by side with Ricciardo into hairpin, but the Toro Rosso runs him wide...
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Lap 12: Raikkonen finally gets by Ricciardo at turn 1, Massa still to pass the Aussie...
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Team radio warns Sutil that he has damage to the rear wing
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Massa, meanwhile, is now all over the back of Raikkonen, looking to pass the Finn for 9th
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Vettel's lead now up to 5.5secs, with Hamilton a similar distance ahead of Rosberg
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Lap 10: Vettel, Hamilton, Rosberg, Webber, Alonso, Vergne, Bottas, Ricicardo, Raikkonen, Massa
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Massa ends lap 9 by passing Hulkenberg for 10th; Sutil, meanwhile, pits and drops to 20th...
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Is Raikkonen's problem KERS related? He can't get closer enough to Ricciardo to attempt a pass
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di Resta gets instructions how to manually reset DRS - clearly a problem for the Scot
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Raikkonen is struggling to get by Ricciardo for 8th
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Replays show Bottas pinching Sutil at first chicance, with Ricicardo, Raikkonen, Hulkenberg, Perez and Massa all taking to the grass
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Sutil and Maldonado then come together at the hairpin, with teh Williams front wing sustaining damage as it rearends the Force India
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Fortuntely the chasing group avoid Sutil and he can resume
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Vergne gets through, but Sutil's attempt to follow results in Force India being spun around
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Bottas now coming under pressure from Vergne, with Sutil, Ricciardo and Raikkonen lurking
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There were no quick gains for those on the mediums, with Grosjean, Bianchi and Chilton bringing up the rear
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Felipe Massa is up to 13th, pulling a brave move on Maldonado into the final chicane on lap two
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The gap stretches by 0.4secs next time around, but is Hamilton looking after his tyres?
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Vettel's bolting, already 2.8secs clear of Hamilton after two laps
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Button loses one spot, di Resta gains one...
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Lap 1: Vettel, Hamilton, Rosberg, Webber, Alonso, Bottas, Vergne, Sutil, Ricciardo and Raikkonen
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Before Alonso gets move done on the following straight
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Bottas and Alonso side by side thru hairpin....
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Vettel gets jump to first corner, all 22 thru safely, Bottas falling back - Rosberg and Webber thru
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The quartet, who all start at the back, no doubt hoping for a safety car
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They're away on the warm-up lap.... all on supersoft except Grosjean, Bianchi, Chilton and di Resta
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The pole man has a different helmet for today's race - black top now, not red....
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It's a free choice of tyres for everyone at the start thanks to the rain in qualifying
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Mercedes will be hoping they can make their tyres last, while the likes of Bottas and McLaren really wanted it to stay wet
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Red Bull and Ferrari looked good on Friday, but can Kimi make his tyres last?
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But who has the best race pace?
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Pirelli reckon on a 2-stop strategy being quickest in the dry - supersoft/supersoft/medium
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Vettel carries a 21-point lead into race over Raikkonen, with Alonso a further 8 back
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The McLarens have to come from 12th and 14th, Massa from 16th and di Resta from 17th...
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Then its Webber, Alonso, Vergne, Sutil, Hulkenberg and Raikkonen in top ten
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Behind them, the surprise of qualifying, Valtteri Bottas, shares row two with Nico Rosberg
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Sebastian Vettel will start from the pole for Red Bull, with Lewis Hamilton alongside, just as in 2012
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However, there are still clouds there, and the teams remain on watch for the rain to return
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The track is dry and the sky overhead shows more blue than previously seen this weekend....
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