Vettel wins in Canada to overtake Hamilton in standings

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"Like every grand prix there's not one person to dedicate it to", said Vettel.

Hamilton's fifth place, combined with Vettel's win, means the Ferrari driver now holds a one-point lead in the standings.

"With the start we had, with the race we had, there was nothing more we could do", said Bottas, who has finished second four times this season, but hasn't yet won. "I could have lost a lot more today". "It is more that we have seen today a Ferrari that has been the stronger auto, stronger in qualifying, stronger in the race, and at no time did we have a real chance to fight for the win".

And in a direct message to F1's media pack, Vettel added: "There's no reason, don't even look for an answer, don't write anything".

"Don't write anything. Write about something else".


"I don't know if people watching know, but they [the teams] have to select quite far ahead and from the [pre-season] test when the tyres didn't last, that was the information we got then". Disappear, stay in front, or not get overtaken.

A race known for spills and mishaps was mostly uneventful, other than a crash that put local favourite Lance Stroll of Montreal out only a quarter of the way through the first lap.

With a new engine upgrade fitted to Vettel's vehicle this weekend, Ferrari was expected to be one of the favourites in Canada but Vettel was not happy with his performance after he was restricted to just 17 laps in second practice due to auto issues at the start of the session.

"Fortunately we had radio, fortunately we had the lap counter in the vehicle, and the pit board was accurate", said Vettel. "I am going to keep doing that until I die".

"At that time we were trying to push and get closer to them and worry about it later".


"I think they've waited long enough for Ferrari to do well here".

Vettel's victory in Canada was Ferrari's first at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve which is named after the team's former driver.

With a fresh engine spec, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel dominated in Canada, therefore re-taking the championship lead by a single point.

"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 auto ahead], but I gave it all I had". "But overall, it's been a great day". "There wasn't a moment in the race where we were scared".

Formula 1 returns to action with the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard from June 22 to 24.


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