Vettel replaces Hamilton atop standings with Canada triumph

Vettel replaces Hamilton atop standings with Canada triumph

Sebastian Vettel made some history for his Italian team this weekend, first by taking pole on Saturday, the first time in 17 years since Michael Schumacher did so in 2001.

Fernando Alonso would have hoped to make Q3 in his 300th Grand Prix weekend, but he had to settle for P14 after finishing Q2 more than a second off the pace.

At one point, it looked like we might have had a battle for the lead as Bottas cut the deficit to Vettel. It was his second Canadian GP win after 2013, when he drove for Red Bull Renault.

In the Thursday press conference, Verstappen faced a barrage of questions about his approach to racing and his temperament but on Friday, he did his real talking - delivering a faultless display on a track where Red Bull was not expected to contend.

More news: I'm on the mend, Salah tells Egypt's president

It means Hamilton is using an engine that has already completed six full races, while the majority of his rivals are are fresh units.

The race continued in its holding pattern, with the leading Vettel, second-placed Valtteri Bottas and Raikkonen in third preserving their tires to guarantee a one-stop strategy. I think it showed in Monaco that we have a great vehicle and again here. The Briton has won the last three on the track that seems to suit the Mercedes vehicle with its heavy braking after long straightaways and tight chicanes.

Vettel admitted after qualifying he was "a passenger" during practice but says it felt "more natural" while driving his Ferrari in qualifying. Ferrari have not won the drivers' championship since 2007 when it was Kimi Räikkönen who claimed the title for them and after Vettel's previous victories in Australia and Bahrain, this result gives great impetus to their attempt to end the drought. "Also myself didn't get the rhythm yet so missing a little bit of the laps but overall we tried to go through the programme as good as we could".

Kimi Raikkonen in the other Ferrari and Monaco victor Daniel Ricciardo are in the third row. We're trying to compensate for that. "I was a lot happier with the auto and I think we can carry that into the race". It would be much more of a problem if I would be really slow, because that is a critical problem.' When pushed further to explain why he had crashed so much this year, Verstappen replied: 'Like I said I get a bit exhausted of all the questions.

Related Articles

  • Bison gores woman in Yellowstone National Park

    Bison gores woman in Yellowstone National Park

    In 2017, there was only one incident at Yellowstone of a visitor being injured by a bison while 2015 saw five such incidents. Hancock and a crowd of people approached within 10 yards of the bison while walking along a boardwalk.
    As summit nears, South Koreans in Singapore dare to dream of peace

    As summit nears, South Koreans in Singapore dare to dream of peace

    Reports of Kim's latest on-site inspection came as Pyongyang's media have kept mum on the recent US visit by his right-hand man, Kim Yong-chol, for a rare meeting with Trump at the White House.
    Saudi Arabia 'revisiting' policy on oil output cuts, India says

    Saudi Arabia 'revisiting' policy on oil output cuts, India says

    Brent crude LCOc1 rose 27 cents to $75.65 a barrel by 0412 GMT after dropping to its lowest since May 8 on Tuesday. The increase shows that lack of supply that is coming from OPEC crude relative to supply from US production.
  • Sea Of Solitude Is About Loneliness And Embracing Negative Emotions

    Sea Of Solitude Is About Loneliness And Embracing Negative Emotions

    Luckily she is surrounded by an ocean full of creatures just like her, creatures that may hold the key to changing her back. EA at their EA Play conference at E3 2018, announced Sea Of Solitude as part of their EA Originals indie project.
    Vienna possible venue for Trump-Putin summit

    Vienna possible venue for Trump-Putin summit

    Trump has said he'll use the summit to argue that the other six nations are taking advantage of the United States on trade. Trump will meet with Macron and Trudeau face-to-face on Friday. "I would say the relationship is a 10".
    Respawn announces Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order for Xbox One and PC

    Respawn announces Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order for Xbox One and PC

    Players will control a Jedi in Fallen Order , but no indication was made as to specifically "who" they might be controlling. Star Wars: Fallen Jedi Order will showcase the time in which the Jedi are being hunted down by the evil Empire.
  • Kushner and Kardashian Win Pardon For Alice Johnson

    Kushner and Kardashian Win Pardon For Alice Johnson

    Johnson's warden, case manager and vocational training instructor each wrote letters in support of her clemency. Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance.
    Warriors earn dynasty with historic sweep of LeBron James, Cavaliers

    Warriors earn dynasty with historic sweep of LeBron James, Cavaliers

    All three championships have come against the Cavaliers, with the series clincher coming in Cleveland for the second time . Golden State is so hard to defend that if their defence is clicking then, well, see Games 2 and 4 of these Finals.
    Hubie Brown injured before Game 4 of Finals

    Hubie Brown injured before Game 4 of Finals

    James finished with 23 points and spent the final minutes on the bench, contemplating what went wrong and maybe his next move. His eighth appearance in a row didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next.
  • USA Reaches Agreement with Chinese Telecommunications Co. ZTE

    USA Reaches Agreement with Chinese Telecommunications Co. ZTE

    The decision amounted to a death sentence to ZTE, which relies on USA parts and which announced that it was halting operations. Despite this new change, the Pentagon has still ordered all ZTE and Huawei phones to be removed from its military bases .
    Nadal holds serve, reaches 11th final | Professional

    Nadal holds serve, reaches 11th final | Professional

    The pivotal part of the match was the second-set tiebreaker in which both men played superbly - and both had chances to end it. Rafa Nadal believes he still needs to reach an extra level if he is to lift an 11th Roland Garros title this weekend.
    Britain to publish Irish border Brexit backstop plan on Thursday

    Britain to publish Irish border Brexit backstop plan on Thursday

    At the heart of the problem is ensuring there is no hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, which will remain in the EU.