Formula1 Canadian GP: Race stopped because of rain image

A stormy weekend of weather has been forecast for Montreal’s Canadian grand prix. And the forecast was very exact.

The Canadian Gp was suspended after 24 laps due to heavy rain. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel tops the leader board from Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi and Ferrari’s Massa.

Until lap 24, the only retiered pilot was Lewis Hamilton. The 26-year-old F1 star from Hertfordshire was involved in three “incidents” before retiring from today’s (Sunday’s) race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada.

Hamilton’s hopes hit the wall, literally, on lap eight when he came up the inside of his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team-mate round the start-finish line.

Edit: 2015: OK, some movement now. The odd engine is being gunned, some umbrellas are coming down, and some more urgent track-drying is being carried out. There are hours of daylight left in this part of Canada so if you’re patient you should still get a bit of racing later on. It might still be raining a tiny bit, but the general feeling is that the track will start to become slightly more driveable in a bit.