Vettel takes F1 title lead with Canada win

  • Vettel takes F1 title lead with Canada win

Vettel takes F1 title lead with Canada win

"On my last try in Q3, I suddenly had a lot of understeer entering Turn 2, I struggled to turn the vehicle round", said Raikkonen.

"It was a special feeling pulling out of pit lane - I had a big smile on my face", said Latifi.

Vettel admitted after qualifying he was "a passenger" during practice but says it felt "more natural" while driving his Ferrari in qualifying. The history. Gilles Villeneuve was the favourite driver of Enzo Ferrari and the character he brought to Formula One, to racing in general, is still alive today. You can see there's a lot of flags.

The teams contest a race with their own rafts, built from parts found in the garages, across the rowing lake on the island that hosts the circuit, but Ferrari said they would not take part because they needed to go back and rest in their hotel.

"Our race pace was good yesterday".

Lap one was eventful, as Canadian Lance Stroll lost control of his Williams, sandwiching Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley between himself and the wall. "When we got to qualifying, honestly we knew it was going to be very close as it was, but in my heart, I truly feel like we had the pace to lock out the front row, or at least I had the pace to be on the front row".

Hamilton, who leads Vettel by 14 points in the standings, was seeking to equal Schumacher's record of seven wins in Canada this weekend, but his run of supremacy - three straight wins at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve - looks likely to end on Sunday. Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have dominated the field this season. We knew that in Q3 and in general throughout the whole year with the vehicle, we're just lacking power.

TOP TEN: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), Max Verstappen (Red Bull), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), Nico Hulkenberg (Renault), Esteban Ocon (Force India), Carlos Sainz (Renault), Sergio Perez (Force India). "But it showed in Monaco that we have a great vehicle".

He then shaved 0.012 seconds off that time on his second run using the hypersoft Pirellis to make sure of pole position. "In the race, it all calms down a bit so that's why I think we're always a bit more competitive in the race".

Again, Kimi Raikkonen led the Ferrari charge in second place, but Monaco victor Daniel Ricciardo, who missed a large chunk of FP2 as mechanics rushed to fix a mechanical problem, was able to end the day third.