Vettel gives Red Bull first Montreal victory
9 June 2013 – Sebastian Vettel was overjoyed to secure his and Red Bull's first ever victory at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on Sunday afternoon, with the reigning World Champion converting his Canadian Grand Prix pole position in dominant fashion.
Having retained his lead into the first corner, the German never looked back and took the chequered flag 14.4 seconds over Fernando Alonso, ensuring that he leads the Ferrari driver by a significant total of 36 points ahead of the British Grand Prix.
"It wasn't that bad for us," Vettel, who now has 29 victories to his name, laughed after the race. "I had a great start and could really go with the car. The Super Soft tyres were falling apart, but we were just as good as everybody else. I built a gap and kept that throughout the race. The team did a great job and we had perfect pit-stops.
"It was very important for us to get it [the win] off the list. It couldn't get any better. We have had good races here before, but it didn't come together for the win. I lost it in the last lap two years ago. So it is a great feeling today. I really enjoyed every single lap."
As a result of Vettel's victory and team-mate Mark Webber's fourth-place finish, Red Bull has increased its lead over Ferrari in the Constructors' standings to 56 points.