Canadian Grand Prix: Raindrops, flying Finns and Canadian Mounties

Hugh Grant and Christian Horner
Star names mill around the paddock - amid rumours that he could appear in a third Bridget Jones movie, British actor Hugh Grant drops into the Red Bull garage to share a joke with team principal Christian Horner
Felix Lamarche and Sebastian Vettel
Ahead of the seventh race weekend of the season F1 puts on an open day at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, with fans able to stroll down the pit lane, peer into the garages and, just like one-year-old Felix Lamarche, grab an autograph from a star driver
Fernando Alonso driving in the rain
Out on the track the drivers battle the inclement conditions - bursts of rainfall on Friday limit race simulations for the teams as Paul di Resta of Force India and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso go fastest in first and second practice respectively
Sebastian Vettel and Canadian Mounties
But the weekend belongs to the 25-year-old German who has finally won in Canada - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel now finds himself ahead in the championship by 36 points. Next stop, Silverstone...
Ferrari fans
Ferrari fans crowd the bottom of the podium balcony and chant the name of their hero throughout the presentation ceremony - as champagne corks pop and spray fills the sky cries of "Fernando! Fernando!" fill the air
Esteban Gutierrez
For all the glamour, Formula 1 retains the ability to reduce sports stars to mere mortals - after crashing out, Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez is forced to exit the circuit over painted tyres and under old-fashioned chicken wire
Paul di Resta
Paul di Resta catches the eye once again, the Force India driver doing over 50 laps on one set of tyres and stopping just once as he rises from 17th to finish seventh - "I think we got it absolutely spot on today," he said
Michael Fassbender
And the celebrities keep on coming, with 5 live Formula 1's pit lane reporter Jennie Gow grabbing a quick chat with Golden Globe and Bafta-nominated Hollywood A-lister Michael Fassbender, star of Shame and Inglourious Basterds
What's this? Sun on Sunday! The grandstands are packed with excited petrolheads impatient to witness the start of the grand prix - Romain Grosjean of Lotus may be the only man unable to find a ray of sunshine as starts from the back of the grid after carrying over a penalty from Monaco
Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel
Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel starts on pole after beating Lewis Hamilton by just 0.087 seconds, but 23-year-old Williams novice Valtteri Bottas steals the headlines by snatching third in the damp conditions
Jenson Button
Qualifying does not go well for British driver Jenson Button, who reports problems with his gearbox and is only able to guide his McLaren to 14th on the starting grid - "I am looking forward to Silverstone, because it can't be worse than here," he admits after finishing 12th
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso and chief communications officer Renato Bisignani
It's still overcast in Montreal on Saturday ahead of third practice and the start of proceedings is delayed as damage is spotted on barriers on Turn 11 - those in the pit lane finds ways to amuse themselves until the action eventually starts 30 minutes late
While certain drivers toil, it's a good day on the Tarmac for other Montreal mammals, with marmots dashing across the track at occasional intervals - the members of the squirrel family are ground-dwelling, living in burrows with up to 50 others

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