Russia’s Petrov finishes 5th at F1 Canadian GP

Russian Formula One racer Vitaly Petrov came fifth right behind the six-time world champion Michael Schumacher at the rain-delayed Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal.

McLaren’s British pilot Jenson Button won a well-deserved victory on Sunday by passing Sebastian Vettel, of Red Bull, on the last lap of a collision-packed race on rain-soaked surface.

Petrov, 26, signed by Renault, is the first and currently the only Russian Formula One racer. He debuted in 2010 with moderate success, finishing the season 13th in the overall standings.

After the seventh race of the current F1 season in Montreal, Petrov occupies the 7th place in drivers’ standings with 31 points.

In comparison, Vettel, who won five of the first six Formula One races this season, has 161 points.

MOSCOW, June 13 (RIA Novosti) 

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