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Ricciardo claims first victory of F1 career

Racewinner Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing is carried aloft by his pit crew following his frst grand prix victory during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve  in Montreal.
Racewinner Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing is carried aloft by his pit crew following his frst grand prix victory during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
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Infinity Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, 24 has finally broken his maiden by winning the Canadian Grand Prix, at the same time becoming the first driver this season to defeat Mercedes by overtaking Nico Rosberg with just two laps to go.

"The race came to life at the end," said Ricciardo,"It's still a little bit surreal. It's not like we were leading the whole race, so it's not like I had time to understand that I was going to win."

Rosberg, has alternated with teammate Lewis Hamilton for every win this season. He ended the Canadian Grand Prix in second place under a caution due to a crash between Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez on the last lap. The finish, however, was enough to keep him first in point standings for the championship with 140 (so far) out of a possible 175 earned after winning 2 races and 5 seconds in all 7 events this season. In the meantime, Lewis Hamilton, who was forced to go to the pit after 46 laps when his brakes overheated, is second in standings with 118 points, comfortably ahead of Ricciardo who stands at number 3 with 70 points.
Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, who won the Canadian Grand Prix last year narrowly escaped getting sandwiched between Massa and Perez, to hold onto third place. the podium finish earned him 15 points. As a result, Vettel is now in fifth in the F1 Championship standings with 60 points, just behind Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, now 4th with 69 points.