Kubica wins in bizzare fashion

09Jun08

Robert Kubica took his and the BMW Sauber team’s first Formula One victory in a dramatic Canadian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton crashed out in the pits. Kubica survived an intervention by the safety car and a crumbling track that provoked errors from several drivers. Hamilton ended both his and Raikkonen’s race as he crashed into the back of the Ferrari as the Finn waited on a red light at the end of the pit lane. Nick Heidfeld completed a BMW one-two with Red Bull’s David Coulthard third. It was the 37-year-old Scot’s best result since he finished third in the Monaco Grand Prix two years ago. The Toyota of Timo Glock was fourth, ahead of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. The Brazilian passed the second Toyota of Jarno Trulli two laps from the end when the Italian was delayed when his team-mate an error in front of him. Rubens Barrichello’s Honda was seventh – the Brazilian had been running fourth, holding off the Toyotas, when he made an error and slid wide on the slippery track with 10 laps remaining. Toro Rosso’s Sebastian Vettel took the final points place, holding off Heikki Kovalainen’s McLaren in the closing laps.

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Results from the Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

1. Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 1:36:24.447

2. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 16.495 secs behind

3. David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault 23.352 secs

4. Timo Glock (Ger) Toyota +42.627

5. Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari +43.934

6. Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota +47.775

7. Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda +53.597

8. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Toro Rosso-Ferrari +54.120

9. Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) McLaren-Mercedes +54.433

10. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams +57.749

11. Jenson Button (GB) Honda +1:07.540

12. Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault +1:11.229

13. Sebastien Bourdais (Fra) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1 lap behind

R Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Force India-Ferrari 51 laps completed

R Kazuki Nakajima (Jpn) Williams 46 laps

R Fernando Alonso (Spa) Renault 44 laps

R Nelson Piquet (Brz) Renault 39 laps

R Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren-Mercedes 19 laps

R Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 19 laps

R Adrian Sutil (Ger) Force India-Ferrari 13 laps

Fastest Lap: Kimi Raikkonen, 1:17.387, lap 14.

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