Daniel Ricciardo's first GP win
Australian Daniel Ricciardo is celebrating the first Formula One victory of his career at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.PT1M5S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-39rtl 620 349 June 9, 2014
Daniel Ricciardo ended Mercedes early-season domination 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 teammate 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 teammate defending four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany.
Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with second-placed Nico Rosberg (left), and third-placed Sebastian Vettel (right). Photo: Reuters
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 240km/h at the end of the 70-laps contest.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo races to victory in Montreal. Photo: AP
Ricciardo's win means he's now beaten Vettel in the last five races, a feat that saw him receive well-deserved congratulations from his teammate.
"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.