Vettel cruises to Canadian win and extends title lead

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Sebastian Vettel made it look easy as he took a lights-to-flag victory for his third win of the 2013 F1 season.

The three-times world champion ended his and Red Bull Racing’s North American drought with an untroubled victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, with team-mate Mark Webber coming home fourth for the Tilbrook team.

Vettel’s win sees him extend his world championship lead to 36 points over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who trailed Vettel in second on Sunday.

After taking his 29th career victory, Vettel said: “It’s great to win today. I was pushing very hard, especially at the beginning of the race – I had a moment when I hit the wall, but I didn’t feel it.

“It turned out that we could control things in the later stages, but you don’t know that, so I was just trying to push all the time and stay in the rhythm.”

Webber meanwhile pointed the finger at Caterham’s Guido van der Garde for causing an accident which damaged the Australian’s front wing in the latter stages of the race.

“We had the incident with Giedo van der Garde which caused some front wing damage and made it more difficult.

“The whole top section of the wing was gone on the left hand side, so it didn’t help from then on. I don’t know what he was doing.

“There were some positives from today, but it would have been nicer to have finished a bit further up the road.”

Next up is Red Bull’s home race at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix in three weeks time.