Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Ricciardo wins drama-laden GPrix to end Mercedes run  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab Times - 09/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab Times) Ntreal june 8 (afp): daniel ricciardo ended mercedes early-season domination on sunday when he drove his red bull car to a memorable maiden victory in a crash and incident-packed canadian grand prix. the 24-year-old australian took full advantage of power problems that hit both championship leader nico rosberg and his mercedes team-mate lewis hamilton in the closing stages to claim a stirring triumph. briton hamilton was forced to retire but german rosberg managed to nurse his car home in second place ahead of ricciardo's red bull team-mate defending four-time champion sebastian vettel of germany. rosberg opens up a 22-point lead on hamilton in the championship standings.

the final lap was run behind a safety car after a horrifying high-speed collision between mexican sergio perez of force india and brazilian felipe massa of williams saw them fly off into the barriers. both appeared not to be seriously injured after the incident as they braked from speeds of more than 240 kph at the end of the 70-laps contest. ricciardo's win meant he has now beaten vettel in the last five races a feat that saw him receive well-deserved congratulations from his team-mate. 'i am shocked ? this is ridiculous' said the winner the fourth australian to win a formula one race.

briton jenson button came home fourth for mclaren ahead of fifth-placed german nico hulkenberg in the second force india with two-time champion spaniard fernando alonso sixth for ferrari. finn valtteri bottas finished seventh in the second williams ahead of frenchman jean-eric vergne of toro rosso danish rookie kevin magnussen in the second mclaren and 10th placed finn kimi raikkonen in the second ferrari. perez and massa were placed 11th and 12th respectively at the finish. in the drivers title race rosberg now leads with 140 points ahead of hamilton on 118. at the start on a hot and sunlit day at the circuit gilles villeneuve there was a palpable air of expectation as the two mercedes men lined up on the grid.

in the build-up during a promotional television interview hamilton had leaned an elbow on rosberg's right shoulder. it was swiftly withdrawn. as that show of intention was still being analysed hamilton made a wonderful start to draw level at turn one where in a cloud of dust and determination rosberg 'closed the door' to force his team-mate on to the grass thus giving vettel second place. within seconds the two marussia cars collided at turn four briton max chilton sending frenchman jules bianchi's car into the barriers in a blur of debris that included his right rear wheel. there was extensive damage to both vehicles and just a fortnight after celebrating scoring their first points in f1 both marussias retired on the opening lap. that accident prompted the introduction of a safety car for the first time in canada for three years. on its retreat rosberg hammered forward to grab the momentum while hamilton continued to trail vettel. two laps later in a show of power hamilton passed vettel for second and began to hunt down rosberg. he closed a gap of two seconds quickly but after they pitted on laps 18 and 20 respectively the order was unchanged.

rosberg then survived a lurid moment at turn four on lap 19 that showed he was feeling hamilton's pressure. on lap 26 he almost cracked when he locked up at turn 14 and had to abort the chicane instead cutting across an asphalt run-off area to stay in the race. this prompted a stewards' inquiry as rosberg had clearly gained an advantage but he was given only a final warning. he was also warned by his team that he had to conserve fuel as he had used more than anyone else. by lap 34 while the focus was on the duelling front-runners the field was settling after the first round of pit-stops with vettel struggling to keep pace with third-placed perez who had not stopped and hulkenberg also showing consistent speed to run fourth rising to third when perez pitted.

both mercedes cars with a gap of more than 25 seconds on the pack were then hit by power problems on lap 37 and began lapping two seconds slower than their chasing rivals. by lap 41 third-placed hulkenberg was only 20 seconds behind the mercedes men who were told to re-set their cars' systems while continuing to race. rosberg pitted again after 44 laps and hamilton followed him in. a faster stop sent hamilton out ahead of the german but just behind massa who led the race for williams ? the first time this year any car than a mercedes led a grand prix. despite the power problems rosberg charged after hamilton and in a flurry of action both sliced off the circuit and on again as they diced for position before on lap 46 they touched at the hairpin. hamilton cut the corner but immediately conceded the position before smoke plumed from the rear of his car. hamilton pitted and then retired on lap 48 leaving a struggling rosberg second behind massa who then also pitted leaving the mercedes man to lead again but with perez closing the gap by a second per lap.


 


Arab Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 27 2015 - UAE's Etisalat posts USD13.28b revenue in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) UAE's Etisalat , or Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, posted USD2.42 billion net profit on revenues of USD13.28 billion in 2014, Gulf News reported.The telecommunications company said ...

 Feb 27 2015 - Oman's economic growth projected at USD75b in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman's real gross domestic product (GDP) growth is projected at about 3.2 percent and 3.4 percent in 2015 and 2016, respectively, by global rating agency Standard & Poor's, Times of Oman ...

 Feb 27 2015 - UAE's Meraas gets USD588.8m contracts for advanced Dubai property projectsMENAFN
(MENAFN) UAE's Meraas was awarded USD588.8 million worth of contracts to Al Futtaim Carillion to build its ambitious Le Mer and Dubai Creek Waterfront schemes, The National reported.The project is ...

 Feb 27 2015 - Lebanon-born Syrian refugees risk stateless legal limboAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Syrian refugee Yasmine Khalaf lies next to her day-old daughter Israa in a Lebanese hospital, worrying that her tiny newborn risks life without a legal identity. Israa, sleeping ...

 Feb 26 2015 - Jordan- King departs for CairoJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman Feb. 26 (Petra)- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday left for Cairo on a visit to Egypt during which he will hold talks with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah ...

 Feb 26 2015 - Jordan- 688 dead 14000 injured in traffic accidents in 2014Jordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman Feb. 26 (Petra)Statistics issued by the Central Traffic Department (CTD) Thursday showed that the number of traffic accidents and deaths had declined in 2014 ...

 Feb 26 2015 - Jordan- Conference on women in Sharia concludes meetingsJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman Feb.26 (Petra) - The closing session of Women in Sharia" conference which concluded meetings Wednesday evening discussed challenges faced by workers in the defense ...

 Feb 26 2015 - Jordan condemns burning of church in Jerusalem by Jewish extremistsJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman Feb. 26 (Petra)Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Al Momani Thursday condemned the burning of a church by Jewish extremists in occupied Jerusalem earlier ...

 Feb 26 2015 - Jordan NATO discuss ties counter- terrorism effortsJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman Feb. 26 (Petra)Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Mohammad Bani Yaseen and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging ...

 Feb 26 2015 - Lebanese economy to grow 2.2 percent in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Lebanon anticipates its economy to grow 2.5 percent in 2015, according to finance minister, after reporting a Eurobond of USD2.2 billion, the largest issue in the country's history, ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help