Ferrari Ridculed After Mixing Up Toronto for Montreal

  • Ferrari Ridculed After Mixing Up Toronto for Montreal

Ferrari Ridculed After Mixing Up Toronto for Montreal

Tyre supplier Pirelli has nominated the Hypersoft (pink), Ultrasoft (purple) and Supersoft (red) tyres for this weekend's event. "Hopefully, we can turn things around and pick up more points".

The rain-hit Canadian Grand Prix of 2011 was Formula One's longest race, lasting four hours, four minutes and 39.537 seconds.

Mercedes' decision affects all of its teams and drivers, so in addition to factory drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, Force India's Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon and Williams' Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin will also stick with the engines they have been using since the start of the season.

"All Mercedes-powered cars will be running PU1 for this weekend, too, before receiving new units in France".

That display of emotion confirmed Hamilton's unchallenged supremacy in Montreal, but he faces a much more hard challenge from rivals this weekend as the leading teams take their scheduled revised second engines of the season.

Rival engine manufacturers Honda and Renault are pressing ahead with planned power-unit upgrades this weekend.

What can usually be expected in Canada, however, is the unexpected on a circuit which is effectively a 200mph version of Monaco.

Hamilton said he was bewildered to find himself behind as Vettel emerged from the pits to hold on to the lead around the notoriously-restrictive Albert Park street circuit.

Schumacher, Vettel, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Jenson Button are just some of the names to have left their mark over the years.

The 2018 edition of the Canadian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday.

It means then that opportunities await for all midfield teams and the unique demands could see a shake-up in the competitive order.

It's a defeat that sticks in the craw of Mercedes and team principal Wolff, who is determined the champion team will not repeat the same error again. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.

That means Fernando Alonso could be set for a disappointing 300th F1 Grand Prix weekend though of course, the Spaniard can never be ruled out.

Stroll earned his first F1 points at the Canadian Grand Prix past year. "For us, it's a tough one to take, but there are lots of lessons to be learned so we can come back stronger next time".