MONTREAL (AP) - Robert Kubica took advantage of an accident
between the top two drivers in the world standings and posted his
first Formula One victory. The Polish driver vaulted past England's
Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and into first place in the driver standings when he took the checkered flag at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, the defending race champion, made a huge mistake,
slamming his Mercedes McLaren into the rear of Raikkonen's Ferrari
in the pits early in the race. It took out both leaders and gave
the 23-year-old Kubica a clear road to victory in his 29th F1
It was a good day for the BMW Sauber team. Not only did it win
for the first time in its 42 races as an F1 team, it swept the top
two spots. Nick Heidfeld finished second, well ahead of Red Bull
Racing's David Coulthard in third.
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