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2010-06-14 07:55

June 13 - Team by team analysis of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix (listed in championship order):

McLaren (Lewis Hamilton 1, Jenson Button 2)

McLaren's second one-two in a row, Hamilton's second successive win after his first pole of the season. Hamilton, taking his 13th career win on the 13th of the month, leads the championship from Button. McLaren, winners of four out of eight races this year, won their gamble with the tyres to forge 22 points clear in the constructors' championship.

Red Bull (Sebastian Vettel 4, Mark Webber 5)

Webber started seventh after being demoted five places on the grid for a gearbox change. Despite that, he was back to lead the race before his final pitstop. Vettel also led but was slowed by a gearbox problem in the later stages.

Ferrari (Fernando Alonso 3, Felipe Massa 15)

Alonso was one of a fistful of race leaders and might have done better had he not been held up by backmarkers. Massa and Force India's Liuzzi played dodgems at the start and clashed repeatedly after that. Massa had to pit at the end of lap one for a new front wing. He needed another later on after hitting the back of Schumacher's Mercedes.

Mercedes (Nico Rosberg 6, Michael Schumacher 11)

Schumacher's race weekend was his worst and most ragged of the season at a circuit that rewarded him in the past with seven wins. In a race that was all about managing the tyres, the German struggled even without the puncture that he picked up. Rosberg made up four positions on his starting place.

Renault (Robert Kubica 7, Vitaly Petrov 17)

Kubica said his six points were his toughest ones of the year. He was almost driven off the road by Schumacher and was reprimanded for dangerously cutting around Sutil's Force India before diving into the pits. Kubica also set the fastest lap. Petrov jumped the start and then spun off and collected two drive through penalties.


Force India (Vitantonio Liuzzi 9, Adrian Sutil 10)

Liuzzi started fifth, clashed with Massa at the start and had to pit for a new front wing. He took ninth on the final lap. Sutil also picked up a puncture in a wheel-banging tussle with Kubica that left him fighting through from the back.

Toro Rosso (Sebastien Buemi 8, Jaime Alguersuari 12)

Buemi led the race for a lap and also overtook Schumacher nice and cleanly, despite having a broken exhaust for the last 40 laps. Toro Rosso move ahead of Williams, despite being level on points.

Williams (Nico Hulkenburg 13, Rubens Barrichello 14)

Williams slumped to eighth overall with just eight points from eight races. Barrichello at least reached a milestone as the first F1 driver to complete 15,000 racing laps. The Brazilian also collided with Alguersuari, damaging the car's brakes. Hulkenburg damaged his front wing battling Sutil and then collected a drive-through penalty for pit lane speeding.

BMW (Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi retired)

Kobayashi retired on the first lap after hitting the kerb hard and then the wall. Peter Sauber called it "an over optimistic move". De la Rosa tangled with Petrov at the start, pitting for a new front wing. He then retired on lap 31 with an engine failure.

Lotus (Heikki Kovalainen 16, Jarno Trulli retired)

Kovalainen finished ahead of one Renault and lapped the other 'new boys'. Trulli retired with a brake problem on lap 42.

HRT (Karun Chandhok 18, Bruno Senna retired)

Senna retired early with a gearbox problem. Chandhok was quicker than the Virgins.

Virgin (Lucas di Grassi 19, Timo Glock retired)

Di Grassi used three sets of tyres on his way to 19th place and had to drive the last six laps in fourth gear due to a loss of hydraulic pressure. Glock collided with Senna early on and then retired with a power steering problem after five pitstops.

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