Lewis Hamilton keeps his chin up, despite wake-up call for Mercedes


Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes was second followed by the Red Bulls' Max Verstappen and Daniel Riciardo, the victor two weeks ago in Monaco.

But of more immediate concern to Vettel was the fact that the premature flag could have left some fans thinking that the track was open.

"We were coming to Montreal expecting our auto to be really strong and we're leaving Montreal seeing we haven't been where we thought we should be".

"We came to Montreal expecting to perform strongly and today's result is a further lesson to us that the historic patterns of performance between the teams are not holding true this year", Wolff warned.

Asked after the race if he felt any consolation in seeing Hamilton's team-mate Finn Valtteri Bottas come home second, Wolff said: "No, not at all..." I still believe that we can win. "It is more that we have seen today a Ferrari that has been the stronger vehicle, stronger in qualifying, stronger in the race, and at no time did we have a real chance to fight for the win".

"He just run me out of road".

"This is why this year's world championship will be decided by the team who makes the least mistakes, brings the best development on the engine every single weekend. This is a track where we should have maximised points - it is not about damage limitation for us".

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany leads Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany leads Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of

Hamilton stayed fourth ahead of Ricciardo who made quick work of passing Raikkonen before, after only half a lap, a heavy collision between Brendon Hartley's Toro Rosso and local hero Lance Stroll's Williams.

There's much more scope for overtaking in Canada than there is at most Grands Prix, so Hamilton could still get on the podium or better if he does well on Sunday, but he'll need to find the kind of pace his rivals displayed so readily here. "If that comes together I think we can do quite a big jump and then hopefully the engine and putting it all together will help us to be there tomorrow".

"I was just anxious, I told them also on the last lap, then people don't jump on the track, waving flags and celebrating, because we're still going at full pace".

But deputy team principal Bob Fernley acknowledged that there had been talks with, but said nothing had changed.

"Since lap one really seemed to be a bit quicker all the time and they could control the race and were really pushing on it and we got into a little bit of trouble in the end, running out of fuel; that's why Max got close in the end".

Esteban Ocon and Charles Leclerc completed the top 10, with Pierre Gasly and Romain Grosjean narrowly missing out on the points. And a miscalculation that saw a race official waive the checkered flag when there was still one lap to go. I think they peaked a bit early, but majority are men so it might happen.

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