Mark Hughes: Vettel in a league apart

Mark Hughes: Vettel in a league apart

Sebastian Vettel took the most commanding win of 2013 so far in the Canadian Grand Prix, although in the end the day was overshadowed by an off-track tragedy. Mark Hughes reviews the Montreal race

If Saturday had been all about how the weather rewarded sharp reactions in the pitlane and out on track, Sunday was all about pure car performance. Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull were the only ones to excel at both challenges and duly dominated, taking any competitive sting out of an event that was later overshadowed by the tragic news that a track worker had been killed in an incident while helping to recover the crashed Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez.

After a teasing overcast start to the day, blue sky began to break through for the first time all weekend late on Sunday morning. By 2pm the track temperature was up to a relatively heady 29 degrees C, having hovered at between 15-20 in the few dry periods of previous track action.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just