Oh No: Ferrari mistakes Toronto for Montreal in tweet

09 June, 2018, 03:00 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Oh No: Ferrari mistakes Toronto for Montreal in tweet

Mercedes is leading both championships after six races, with Lewis Hamilton 14 points clear of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. The other occasions were 1987 and 1977.

"Naturally I'm still here to win but, as I said, if they've got upgrades on their engines, which are going to be a tenth to two tenths, Ferrari are particularly very strong on the straights, it'll be interesting to see if we are able to match them or not".

The 19-year-old began his career in karting at the age of 10.

Haas's Romain Grosjean has yet to open his account for 2018 and including last season the Frenchman has not scored for 10 races in a row. Canada is one of Hamilton's favourite circuits, the one where he took his first Grand Prix win in 2007 and where he has won and started from pole position six times.

The Briton can also beat the record he now shares with Schumacher of six poles in Montreal.

Daniel Ricciardo famously grabbed his maiden win at the 2014 running of the event after both Mercedes cars were slowed by an MGU-K failure. Raikkonen shares the record for fastest laps in Canada (four) with Schumacher.

The circuit, renamed after local hero Gilles Villeneuve following his death in 1982, is popular with drivers, while the vibrancy of nearby Montreal enhances the experience for spectators.

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However, a "quality issue" forced the team to abandon its debut until the French Grand Prix later this month, despite this, Bottas believes it won't hinder Mercedes' performance.

An opening lap crash at turn three involving three cars brought out the only safety auto of the race, but otherwise, the race was as straightforward a race as it could be for Hamilton and Mercedes.

The circuit's defining pair of turns is the final complex - a heavy braking zone and a right-left chicane with high kerbs and a wall on exit: the Wall of Champions, named after the high-profile victims it has claimed in previous seasons.

Stroll earned his first F1 points at the Canadian Grand Prix past year.

The 33-year-old Briton, who loves spending time in North America where he has additionally won the United States Grand Prix four times, arrived in Montreal on Tuesday night after visiting California, reportedly to check on his dogs Roscoe and Coco, and NY.

McLaren are marking the 50th anniversary of the team's first win, by founder Bruce McLaren in Belgium on June 9, 1968.

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