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Vettel wins F1's Canadian Grand Prix

MONTREAL — Sebastian Vettel improved his shot at a fourth straight Formula One title with a dominating win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. The German's third win of the year came by 14.4 seconds over Fernando Alonso, who trails Vettel by 36 points only seven races in.

Vettel earned the pole at the 2.71-mile Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the third straight year. Last year, he finished fourth. In 2011, he finished second after a slight skid in the rain allowed Jenson Button to pass him late.

"We've had good races here before, but it just didn't come together," Vettel said. "Great feeling. Great car by the team."

Vettel brushed the wall during Lap 11 and lost the lead soon after when he pitted. But he passed Lewis Hamilton for the lead on Lap 19 and stayed there for the rest of the 70-lap race.

With his ninth-place finish, Kimo Raikkonen tied Michael Schumacher's F1 record of 24 straight races with a point.

F1 worker dies: An unidentified man died after the F1 race when he was run over by a crane removing a car from the course. "The worker was helping to recover a car, which had stopped during the race," F1 spokesman Matteo Bonciani said. "The recovery vehicle had lifted the car to return it to the pits, and while doing this, the worker dropped his radio and attempted to pick it up. As he did this, he stumbled and was hit and run over."

Nationwide: Trevor Bayne caught pole-sitter Austin Dillon with 11 laps to go, then held him off to take the DuPont Pioneer 250 in Newton, Iowa. The win came five days after Bayne got married. "I was teared up at the altar on Tuesday," he said. "And about teared up on Victory Lane."

Vettel wins F1's Canadian Grand Prix 06/09/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 9, 2013 11:52pm]
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