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Vettel in masterful form in Canada

Further back, there were some bleak results for a few teams. Raikkonen had hi weakest outing of the year as he shepherded a clearly unwell Lotus to a painfully distant ninth place finish. At least that was better than McLaren, whose drivers never made an impression on the race: with Perez ending up in 11th place one spot ahead of Button, it's the end of team's long 64-race run of always getting at least one of their cars in the points. Nor was there much consolation for Williams, whose excitement at Bottas' third place on the grid soon evaporated on race day as the Finn ended up down in 14th place by the finish, two spots ahead of his penalised team mate Maldonado.

But at the front, Vettel was overjoyed at finally breaking his Canadian jinx and claimed victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, - which was received by notable boos and jeer from the crowd as he was interviewed on the podium. The Canadians seemed much more partial to the other two men on the podium with him, Alonso looking pleased and not a little relieved at having limited Vettel's margin of advantage in the championship standings by successfully pulling off that move for to second place on Hamilton, and Hamilton himself surely reasonably satisfied at having been in strong contention for the top spots for the entire afternoon.

In the championship standings, Vettel's tally is now a heft 132 points, with Alonso clinging on but till 36 points behind. Although there's still a dozen races left in the 2013 world championship, there's a worrying sign that the die is already cast when it comes to this year's drivers champion.

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