Vettel wins in Canada to retake F1 championship lead

Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to retake the lead in the Formula One world championship from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by a single point.

The victory, from pole position, was the 50th of the German’s career and his third of the season. It was Ferrari’s first in Canada since seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher in 2004.

Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was second for Mercedes with Dutch youngster Max Verstappen third for Red Bull. Hamilton finished fifth.

In a rare mistake, the chequered flag was waved a lap too early.