Kubica wins Canadian Grand Prix
MONTREAL: Robert Kubica was the focus of a dramatic Grand Prix of Canada for the second consecutive year, but this time it was for the right reasons.
The Polish driver captured his maiden Formula One victories in a glorious return to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve one year after miraculously surviving a potentially career-ending crash. He led a 1-2 finish with German Nick Heidfeld right behind him at the finish line on the 30th anniversary of the track.
The 23-year-old native of Krakow became the first Pole to win a Grand Prix in F1 history and he took the lead in drivers' world championship, moving four points ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.
Kubica completed the 70 laps around the 4.361-kilometre street and parkland circuit in one hour, 36 minutes and 24.447 seconds at an average speed of 189.987 km/h.
Heidfeld, who has yet to taste victory in F1, crossed the finish line in 1:36:40.942, while Scottish veteran David Coulthard scored his first points of the season in finishing third for Red Bull in 1:36:47.799.