Sadly the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix will be remembered for the tragic death of Formula 1 ‘super-fan’ and long time marshal at the Montreal race. He was one of us, a fan whose passion took him to the frontline of the sport, namely in providing safety to the super-star drivers. Mark Robinson died in the line of duty, for this we salute him and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Action on the Ile Notre Dame, during the course of the weekend, was influenced by the fickleness of the weather which only really came good on the Sunday of the race.
Alarmingly for his rivals, for Sebastian Vettel it was a walk in the park. He thoroughly dominated proceedings from the minute he put the Red Bull RB9 on pole. It was a flag to flag victory, with the only talking point being the classy but none too subtle command not to go for the fastest lap, late in the race from the his race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin: “Senna…1988…Monaco” – priceless.
Behind Seb, Fernando Alonso re-ignited his title campaign with a strong drive to second and Lewis Hamilton, rather dourly on the podium, accepted the third place trophy. Enjoy the visual feast! (GPI)