Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Sebastian Vettel 'surprised' by one Red Bull decision during Canadian GP qualifying

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It's Vettel's fourth pole on the Ile Notre-Dame, and his first since 2013. From the number of red flags with the prancing pony logo, the Italian squad remains the clear favourite in the grandstands. "And for Scuderia Ferrari this track and this country means a lot, as this is the place where Gilles Villeneuve came from. You can't come to Montreal and think it's going to be a walk in the park because that's the kind of wake-up call you get".

Before the race on Sunday, the vehicle Villeneuve used in 1978 will be driven by his 47-year-old son Jacques, the 1997 world champion, to lead the ceremonial parade lap.

This weekend is round seven of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, which takes us to Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Canadian Grand Prix.

"Like every grand prix there's not one person to dedicate it to", said Vettel. "It's great when you have a session like that".

"We did what we wanted to do", said Vettel after claiming pole position ahead of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Verstappen.

A rare day in Formula One saw two Canadians on track at once - Williams driver Lance Stroll of Montreal and Force India reserve driver Nicholas Latifi of Toronto, who ran only in the first of two 90-minute practice sessions. 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. "Ferrari was better than us this week, with the Red Bull very close to us, so I think there was nothing we could have done better".

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Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda applauded Ferrari's comeback following their own struggles in Spain and Monaco. "But it showed in Monaco that we have a great auto".

When it comes to the twisty stuff, 11 of the 14 corners are taken below 100 miles per hour, which makes it particularly hard on the brakes and tires when the cars are coming from the high-speed straights. Daniel Ricciardo took the chequered flag in fourth ahead of Hamilton with Kimi Raikkonen sixth for Ferrari.

As a result Hamilton, the four-time F1 world champion from Hertfordshire, failed to record his seventh pole position at the Montreal circuit.

"We got pole today for a reason", said Vettel. "I was able to find a lot of performance from FP3 to qualifying and it felt like I got everything out of the auto".

Red Bull, which starts on hyper-softs, will hope to mitigate that degradation in the opening stint, and on Friday appeared to be the only one of the top three teams capable of doing that successfully.

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