Sebastian Vettel recaptures championship lead with Canadian Grand Prix victory

Ferrari at the 2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix

Ferrari at the 2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix Enlarge

Bottas said he "wouldn't have made it" if the race was one lap longer, although Verstappen said that wasn't a particularly relevant point as teams base their fuel calculations precisely on the actual race distance. "We've had seven races this year, I think some were phenomenal, some were boring".

"But next week the World Cup is starting, and I promise you that a lot of the games won't be exciting, but still people will watch it". I don't know. There's no reason, so don't look for an answer. Write about something else. "It's unbelievable. I said yesterday how much this place means to Ferrari and to have a race like we had today is unbelievable", said Vettel. Disappear, stay in front, or not get overtaken. "And some races are just exciting and others are not".

It was left to Bottas to chase Vettel, who made a clean getaway from the start, with Verstappen nearly passing the Finn before the order settled down.

"We tried really hard to push Ferrari in the first stint but we just couldn't match the pace", said Bottas. "We have to do more and keep pushing, hopefully there are some good things to come".

"Having had one or two more sets to accommodate the drivers better for qualifying [in Canada] would have maybe helped us secure pole position".

2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix
2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix Enlarge

"I just thought it was going to fail and every single lap I was just on the edge waiting for that power to drop away".

The nature of the power-sensitive Circuit Gilles Villeneuve meant Mercedes arrived in Montreal as favourites, although the decision to delay its engine upgrade until the next race in France appeared to swing the initiative back in Ferrari's direction.

While Valtteri Bottas finished a strong second, the fact is that not only did Lewis Hamilton lose the championship lead as Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a lights-to-early flag victory, but Montreal clearly signalled that Red Bull is now a force to be reckoned with. "The victory was more important [than taking the lead]".

"If there wasn't a problem with fuel or whatever, it would have been very hard to get by because it was quite tricky to follow within a second [of the vehicle ahead], but I gave it all I had".

Although the day did not go to plan, Vettel admitted he was also to blame for the lack of performance after failing to find a rhythm around the 4.3km circuit. "There wasn't a moment in the race where we were scared".

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