Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Vettel wins in Canada to overtake Hamilton in standings

Vettel wins in Canada to overtake Hamilton in standings

Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari pole position on Saturday with a record lap in qualifying on the track now named Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

"They've been waiting long enough for Ferrari to win here", Vettel said.

As it turned out, Harlow's error had little impact on the race, although it did prompt an irritated radio message from radio message from race leader Sebastian Vettel.

He finished his wire-to-wire victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to claim his third win of the year and the lead in the Formula One standings. Vettel's lone pit stop on the 38th of 70 laps saw him emerge with a six-second lead that was never threatened.

Ricciardo starts on the third row with the second Ferrari driven by Kimi Raikkonen. "We're still going at full pace". Bottas was right Hamilton in P4. Both cars were badly damaged but the drivers were uninjured.

He retired to the garage after 43 laps - the eighth time he failed to finish in Montreal. But it's still a mistake that shouldn't be made ... especially so soon after the last time this happened.

And it was Vettel who finished the qualifying session in first place - and he will start Sunday's race as favourite. But I just struggled in the session and wasn't able to pull it through.

"I think Ferrari have had a slightly better package all round, they've been doing a slightly better job so we've got to do more". "The Ferrari was the better vehicle today with the upgrades they had". "I think it's the right choice for our auto". I'll dig deep tonight.

While Hamilton was unhappy with his qualifying session, Bottas felt it was "pretty good". "It's a great result for all the team, but I think I could have been even faster".

"It's a good result, although it's not ideal to start behind the Ferrari, but we knew that they would bring some improvements for this weekend". Picture: Wolfgang Wilhelm / Daimler AG. He also won it in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

He had been going for a record-tying seventh victory in Montreal and a third win in four races.

"It should be an interesting race", he added.

Lewis Hamilton was fourth in qualifying for the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix.

The Finn said: "That was close, very close".

"We were briefly talking about what we wanted to do, trying to figure everything out". "I was 13th after the first two turns". "But it showed in Monaco that we have a great vehicle".

"Starting on the hypersofts sets us up to be aggressive in attack, so should hopefully make for some good TV as well", Ricciardo said. Getting everything together is the key.

It is a welcome return to form for Verstappen, who ahead of the weekend looked agitated in Thursday's press conference, half-joking that he "might headbutt" the next person to ask him about the series of crashes and incidents which have overshadowed his first six races.

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