Sebastian Vettel scored his 29th Grand Prix victory in Formula 1 with a dominant performance at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
It was his first win in Canada and Red Bull Racing’s 37th victory in the sport.
Vettel’s latest triumph means he stretches the lead in the world championship to 36 points over Fernando Alonso.
The triple world champion was on a different zone to his rivals throughout the race.
He converted his pole position advantage to a two-second lead over Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes by the end of opening lap.
That lead built to twenty seconds before Vettel receiving team advice to cool his pace, though along the way he still had a brush with the Turn 4 wall and a trip across the grass at Turn 1.
Vettel’s victory was the Milton Keynes-based team’s first ever in Canada, and by the end of the race he had lapped all bar the top five.
Fernando Alonso clawed his way from sixth on the grid to second for Ferrari.
In the first half of the race he joined a battle for third with Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber, having passed qualifying star Valtteri Bottas early on.
The Williams had dropped from third to fifth behind the Mercedes and Red Bull off the line.
Rosberg was unable to keep his tyres alive as well as those pressuring him. After some very close calls, Webber got ahead on lap 30, with Alonso following on the next straight.
Webber then seemed able to keep Alonso at bay until Giedo van der Garde turned in on him at the hairpin while being lapped, taking a chunk from the Red Bull’s front wing.
The race stewards deemed Van der Garde was at fault for ignoring blue flag and so the Caterham driver was given a ten-second stop-go penalty.
With damage to his front wing, Webber’s pace slowed and that allowed Alonso to pass him before setting off after second-placed Hamilton.
Another long and close tussle ensued, and the pair spent much of lap 63 side by side before Alonso made it ahead.
Hamilton stayed within DRS range and tried to retaliate on the next lap, but the move failed and he had to settle for third ahead of Webber and Rosberg.
Jean-Eric Vergne drove a strong race to a career-best sixth for Toro Rosso, dropping away from the leading pack while keeping the rest of the field covered.
Paul di Resta converted P17 on the grid to seventh, not making a pitstop until lap 57.
His Force India team-mate Adrian Sutil survived a spin while trying to pass Bottas, a punt from Pastor Maldonado, and a penalty for ignoring blue flags to take tenth.
The Force Indias were split by the battling Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.
McLaren simply did not have the pace to score, as Sergio Perez and Jenson Button struggled to P11 and P12 respectively.
This race result ends McLaren’s run of 64 consecutive point-scoring finishes and on the day the team won its first race back in 1968.
Romain Grosjean also tried a one-stop but ultimately had to pit again, dropping him from potential points to P13.
After the highs of qualifying, the race was a different story for Bottas, as he slumped to P14. Williams have yet to score points this season.
So a fantastic result for Sebastian Vettel. His third win of the 2013 season and this victory extends his lead in the world championship.
The British Grand Prix follows and it will be fascinating to see anyone can halt the triple world champion’s progress to another Formula 1 title.
Canadian Grand Prix, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve after 70 laps:
1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h32:09.143
2. Alonso Ferrari +14.408
3. Hamilton Mercedes +15.942
4. Webber Red Bull-Renault +25.731
5. Rosberg Mercedes +1:09.725
6. Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1 lap
7. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes +1 lap
8. Massa Ferrari +1 lap
9. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault +1 lap
10. Sutil Force India-Mercedes +1 lap
11. Perez McLaren-Mercedes +1 lap
12. Button McLaren-Mercedes +1 lap
13. Grosjean Lotus-Renault +1 lap
14. Bottas Williams-Renault +1 lap
15. Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari +2 laps
16. Maldonado Williams-Renault +2 laps
17. Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth +2 laps
18. Pic Caterham-Renault +2 laps
19. Chilton Marussia-Cosworth +3 laps
20. Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari +7 laps
Fastest lap: Webber 1:16.182
Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 46 laps
van der Garde Caterham-Renault 44 laps
World Championship standings, round 7:
1. Vettel 132
2. Alonso 96
3. Raikkonen 88
4. Hamilton 77
5. Webber 69
6. Rosberg 57
7. Massa 49
8. Di Resta 34
9. Grosjean 26
10. Button 25
11. Sutil 17
12. Vergne 13
13. Perez 12
14. Ricciardo 7
15. Hulkenberg 5
1. Red Bull-Renault 201
2. Ferrari 145
3. Mercedes 134
4. Lotus-Renault 114
5. Force India-Mercedes 51
6. McLaren-Mercedes 37
7. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 20
8. Sauber-Ferrari 5
Next race: British Grand Prix, Silverstone. June 28-30.