Mercedes loses ground in F1 title race

Mercedes loses ground in F1 title race

Mercedes loses ground in F1 title race

Vettel's third victory this season lifted him to 121 points ahead of Hamilton on 120 after seven races, ending the defending four-time champion's hopes of a record-equalling seventh win at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where he won from pole for the last three years.

This marked the first Montreal race that a Ferrari driver won the pole position since Michael Schumacher took the first grid back in 2001. "I'm just grateful the engine made it". "All round they've been doing a slightly better job so we've got to do more". He has a 14-point lead over Vettel and a 38-point edge on Ricciardo.

Valtteri Bottas says the Canadian Grand Prix shows Mercedes needs its engine update as soon as possible after being unable to challenge Sebastian Vettel. Some of the marshals were already celebrating - I think they peaked a bit early.

Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes was second followed by the Red Bulls' Max Verstappen and Daniel Riciardo, the victor two weeks ago in Monaco. And a miscalculation that saw a race official waive the checkered flag when there was still one lap to go.

"The fact that a season could sway through reliability, I don't think anyone wants to say that". "I'm sure in the next couple of days it will get more and more painful". Teammate Daniel Ricciardo overtook Hamilton during a sequence of pit stops to finish fourth, relegating Hamilton to a lowly fifth, the Briton having battled a power unit issue during the race. It was the same for Bottas running behind Vettel.

"I think we've got potential in this auto and when you guys are writing your stories, I think past year there was "oh, Mercedes have the best car" and all those different things, but ultimately I think we did the better job", he added.

Ferrari F1 ace Sebastian Vettel on pole with record lap at Canadian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton battles for pole position in 2018 Canadian Grand Prix qualifying

"Our vehicle wasn't good enough, so I won't get too upset".

New Zealander Hartley had been trying to pass Stroll on the opening lap when the latter had a brief wobble, causing the two to clash. Both cars were badly damaged but the drivers escaped uninjured.

A steward's investigation found neither driver at fault.

"The only feeling I have is that we have to wake up".

Ted reviews the 2018 Canadian GP at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The only other retirement besides Stroll and Hartley was McLaren's Fernando Alonso who reported a loss of power due to an exhaust problem and was forced to garage his vehicle - a disappointing end to the Spaniard's 300th race. The young Dutchman also logged the fastest lap of the day; his neverending aggression might sometimes land him in trouble, but as a general rule his determination and ability to see a move where nobody else ever could are both entertaining.


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