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Jun 8, 2014

Ricciardo steps out from Vettel’s shadow

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Australian Daniel Ricciardo stepped out from the shadow of his Red Bull team mate quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel and onto the top of the podium at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, making a sensational debut as Formula One’s newest winner.

Moving into the seat left vacant by compatriot Mark Webber, who retired at the end of last season, the move has proven to be a very comfortable fit for both Red Bull and Ricciardo.

Jun 8, 2014

Motor racing-Ricciardo steps out from Vettel’s shadow

MONTREAL, June 8 (Reuters) – Australian Daniel Ricciardo stepped out from the shadow of his Red Bull team mate quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel and onto the top of the podium at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, making a sensational debut as Formula One’s newest winner.

Moving into the seat left vacant by compatriot Mark Webber, who retired at the end of last season, the move has proven to be a very comfortable fit for both Red Bull and Ricciardo.

Jun 8, 2014

Ricciardo takes his first F1 win in Canada

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Australian Daniel Ricciardo celebrated his first Formula One victory on Sunday in a Canadian Grand Prix that put Red Bull back on top of the podium and dealt Mercedes a first defeat of the season.

An afternoon of high drama at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve ended behind the safety car after Felipe Massa’s Williams smashed into the back of Force India’s Sergio Perez as they entered the final lap in a fight for fourth.

Jun 8, 2014

Motor racing-Ricciardo takes his first F1 win in Canada

MONTREAL, June 8 (Reuters) – Australian Daniel Ricciardo celebrated his first Formula One victory on Sunday in a Canadian Grand Prix that put Red Bull back on top of the podium and dealt Mercedes a first defeat of the season.

An afternoon of high drama at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve ended behind the safety car after Felipe Massa’s Williams smashed into the back of Force India’s Sergio Perez as they entered the final lap in a fight for fourth.

Jun 7, 2014

Rosberg beats Hamilton to Canadian GP pole

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday, with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Lewis Hamilton again beaten into second place at a favourite circuit.

The pole was the seventh in seven races for the sport’s dominant team who have won every grand prix so far this season and finished one-two in the last five.

Jun 7, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg beats Hamilton to Canadian GP pole

MONTREAL, June 7 (Reuters) – Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday, with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Lewis Hamilton beaten into second place at a favourite circuit.

The pole was the seventh in seven races for the sport’s dominant team, who have won every grand prix so far this season and finished one-two in the last five.

Jun 7, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg beats Hamilton to Canadian GP pole

MONTREAL, June 7 (Reuters) – Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday, with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Lewis Hamilton beaten into second place at a favourite circuit.

The pole was the seventh in seven races for the sport’s dominant team, who have won every grand prix so far this season and finished one-two in the last five.

Jun 7, 2014

Canadian GP organisers announce 10-year extension

MONTREAL (Reuters) – The Canadian Grand Prix will remain on the calendar for the next 10 years, Montreal authorities said on Saturday after announcing an agreement in principal with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The new deal envisages nearly C$30 million (16.33 million pounds) being spent on a major revamp of the track and paddock infrastructure at the ageing Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, considered one of the championship’s most out-dated.

Jun 7, 2014

Motor racing-Canadian GP organisers announce 10-year extension

MONTREAL, June 7 (Reuters) – The Canadian Grand Prix will remain on the calendar for the next 10 years, Montreal authorities said on Saturday after announcing an agreement in principal with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The new deal envisages nearly C$30 million ($27.44 million US) being spent on a major revamp of the track and paddock infrastructure at the ageing Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, considered one of the championship’s most out-dated.

Jun 7, 2014

Hamilton puts Mercedes back on top in Canada

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton signalled his intentions to reclaim the Formula One drivers’ championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after setting the pace in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday.

The Briton, a three-time winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 16.118 seconds on an overcast afternoon on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.