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Robert Kubica wins latest Formula 1 race

June 8, 2008 at 4:59 PM   |   Comments

MONTREAL, June 8 (UPI) -- Robert Kubica won Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Canada auto race in Montreal.

The Kracow, Poland, native's No. 4 BMW Sauber crossed the finish-line 16.495 seconds ahead of teammate Nick Heidfeld to capture a checkered flag for the first time in his F1 career.

His victory gave him the F1 lead with 42 points to 38 for both Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa.

With 30 laps left, teammates Kubica and Heidfeld battled to the end. Kubica had to make a pit stop but extended his lead to about 22 seconds over Heidfeld.

Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were eliminated by crashes, while David Coulthard, Timo Glock and Massa completed the top-five finishers.

"It's truly a missed opportunity today," Massa told reporters. "I am extremely disappointed, as is the team, but our strategy was not the best suited for today."

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