Sebastian Vettel usurped Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One drivers' standings thanks to a consummate victory at Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.
The Ferrari man started on pole and lead throughout around Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where Hamilton had triumphed in each of the past three seasons.
This was far from the Mercedes' man's day, however, as the reigning champion, who qualified fourth, lost a spot to Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo following a pit stop inside the opening third of the race.
Vettel's maximum haul moved him a solitary point clear of his rival in the championship, coming home ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen as the top three finished as they had started.
An opening-lap collision saw Brendon Hartley and home favourite Lance Stroll take their leave almost immediately, while Fernando Alonso's 300th grand prix was not an occasion to celebrate as he, too, retired early.
Stroll and Hartley's coming together saw the safety car deployed but that was the extent of the drama. Vettel got a superb start after the resumption and Bottas never looked like making up ground - especially after a slight error with around a dozen laps to go which effectively ensured the German could cruise home.
In the final five laps, Hamilton pushed Ricciardo hard in the battle for fourth but the Australian - winner at Monaco last time out - just held on with the four-time world champion forced to relinquish his standings lead as he recorded his lowest placing of the season.
LANCE GOES FOR AN EARLY STROLL
There was massive disappointment among the Montreal crown as Stroll's race was over before it had barely begun.
The Williams man suffered a puncture and lost control, sending him into Hartley, whose Toro Rosso was lifted up and then shunted into the wall.
Both cars suffered irreparable damage, while Hartley - who walked away from the collision - was taken to hospital as a precaution.
"I'm fine. I had a good start, gained a few positions, was side by side with Brendon, the car got loose, I corrected it but there was not much room for both of us," Stroll told BBC Sport.
"When I corrected it, we touched and he went into the wall. It is not ideal but that is racing."
HAMILTON NOT HAPPY
Mercedes took the decision to bring Hamilton in on lap 17, seemingly to deal with a power issue, although the reigning champion still questioned the decision.
"Why did we pit so early?" he could be heard saying over team radio.
Ricciardo came in two laps later, but managed to emerge ahead of the Mercedes man, who dropped to sixth as a result before regaining one place from Kimi Raikkonen.
FIFTY UP FOR VETTEL AS FERRARI END LONG WAIT
Vettel's triumph was Ferrari's first at Montreal since Michael Schumacher took the chequered flag in 2004.
It was also a milestone for the German, who brought up his half-century of race wins.
"It's 50 for me but after a long stretch that Ferrari didn't win here, I saw the people around and they were super happy," he said.
"Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, to have a Ferrari winning today and me personally makes me very proud and I'm honoured. It's a day to remember the great Gilles Villeneuve."
IN THE POINTS
1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) +7.376s
3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) +8.360s
4. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) +20.892s
5. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) +21.559s
6. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) +27.184s
7. Nico Hulkenberg Renault) +1 lap
8. Carlos Sainz (Renault) +1 lap
9. Esteban Ocon (Force India) +1 lap
10. Charles Leclerc (Sauber) +1 lap
1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 121
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 120 (-1)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 86 (-35)
4. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 84 (-37)
5. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 68 (-53)
1. Mercedes 206
2. Ferrari 189 (-17)
3. Red Bull 134 (-72)
4. Renault 56 (-150)
5. McLaren 40 (-166)
The F1 bandwagon returns to Europe and heads to the Circuit Paul Ricard for the French Grand Prix, which has been absent from the calendar since 2008.
|Gentner to play on despite father´s death|
|Just good banter – Australia and India not concerned by Paine-Kohli exchange|
|Titans CB Logan Ryan out for season with broken leg|
|Suns send Trevor Ariza to Wizards for Kelly Oubre, Austin Rivers|
|Mourinho charge for ´improper´ language dismissed|
|Are the Knicks for sale? Depends on the offer, says Dolan|
|Klopp´s Liverpool are vulnerable – Neuer|
|Warrington: Frampton not an elite fighter|
|I want to finish the job off - Yates confirms Giro d´Italia focus in 2019|
|Atletico confirm Filipe Luis hamstring injury|
|Best backs Schmidt to lead Lions in 2021|
|Barcelona´s Vermaelen out for a month with calf injury|
|India lose Shaw for Australia tour as defeat looms in Perth|
|We didn´t have much luck - Nedved dismayed by Atletico tie|
|Manchester City must control Schalke, Begiristain warns|
|Ibrahimovic hints at LA Galaxy stay|
|Latham fills his boots in Wellington with record-breaking knock|
|I´m not thinking ´thank God it´s Bayern´ – Klopp|
|Luis Garcia and Steve McManaman confident of Liverpool progress|
|Arsenal face BATE as Chelsea get Malmo in Europa League|
|Europa League last 32: Draw in full|
|Irwin urges Mourinho turnaround before PSG Champions League clash|
|Rush backs German Klopp to see off Bayern|
|Hope shines as West Indies blitz Bangladesh in Sylhet|
|United and PSG set for Champions League showdown|
|Ajax star De Ligt delighted to join Golden Boy alumni|
|Champions League last 16: Draw in full|
|Lyon strikes to put Australia on course for victory in Perth|
|Mourinho´s players below Manchester United standards, says Giggs|
|We´ve got to find a way to get better in a hurry - McVay challenges spluttering Rams|
|Van Dijk hails ´game-changer´ Shaqiri for downing Man United|
|LeBron praises magical Wall as Lakers fall flat on the road|
|Champions League last 16: Who could get who in Monday´s draw?|
|Pochettino urges fans to ´kill´ racism ahead of EFL Cup derby|
|Ajax star De Ligt wins Golden Boy award|
|Foles fuels Eagles´ upset win over Rams|
|Latham carries bat as New Zealand leave Sri Lanka reeling|
|Keep your cool, Virat – Paine and Kohli in another confrontation|
|Depleted Nuggets complete season sweep of Raptors|
|Fabinho was ´outstanding´, says Klopp|
|Patriots QB Brady on loss to Steelers: We aren´t playing well enough to win|
|Elliott says Cowboys´ shut-out loss to Colts was embarrassing|
|De Bruyne not worried about Liverpool title challenge|
|Sixers star Simmons makes history with triple-double|
|WATCH: Nowitzki receives standing ovation in first home game of season|
|Seattle´s playoff spot on hold after Seahawks suffer OT loss to 49ers|
|Cheika survives as Wallabies coach, Johnson appointed|
|Vikings remain in NFC playoff picture|
|Steelers stay ahead as Patriots lose AFC´s second seed|
|Lionel Messi is the best, says Amor|
|I´m still tired just looking at Robertson – Mourinho in awe of Liverpool intensity|
|Casillas takes swipe at Mourinho after United lose to Liverpool|
|Valverde relieved as Messi brilliance prevents another Levante nightmare|
|WATCH: Leno proposes to girlfriend after Bears clinch division title|
|Messi and Suarez the world´s best strike partnership, says Pique|
|Klopp: I cannot keep every Liverpool player happy|
|Messi and Suarez outscoring Real Madrid and Atletico in LaLiga|
|Levante 0 Barcelona 5: Marvellous Messi banishes ghosts of last season|
|Colts rout Cowboys to keep playoff hopes alive|
|Bears shake off Packers to win NFC North and return to playoffs|
|Mourinho explains Pogba omission and defends Lukaku´s Liverpool showing|
|Liverpool´s display against Manchester United one of the best, claims Klopp|
|Look away Jose! Damning stats expose Manchester United´s limp Liverpool loss|
|Time´s up, Mourinho: Manchester United can dither no longer|
|Manchester United´s players are not dishonest – Mourinho|
|Manchester United´s lack of ambition under Mourinho is scary – Keane|
|Mourinho: All Manchester United can achieve is fourth|
|Quagliarella should be protected by UNESCO, jokes Sampdoria coach|
|Manchester United surpass last season´s goals-against tally in first 17 games|
|Hasenhuttl revels in ´unbelievable´ victory over Arsenal|