Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview

Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview

Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview

"Yesterday, we were in a bit of trouble", Vettel said.

When asked about the status of the component which failed in Monaco, he said: "I wouldn't describe it as serviceable.it's not happy!"

The Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas will also start in the front row.

Max Verstappen has a message for Formula 1 media types.Stop telling me how to drive.Sitting 75 points behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton through six rounds of the season, Verstappen has been.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen, under pressure to clean up his act after a string of crashes and costly errors, kept his nose clean on Friday, clocking the fastest time in both free practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel's best lap time of one minute 10.776 seconds bested the record of 1:11.459 set past year by Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton. I guess it's just a little bit more finesse.

Daniel Ricciardo, victorious in Monaco two weeks ago, was sixth in the second Red Bull as his team mate Verstappen, who had been fastest throughout practice, continued to deliver a flawless riposte to his critics. "The vehicle was working well, but we are still lacking a bit of top speed and you could see that in the long runs".

"I'm getting really exhausted of all the questions", said the 20-year-old, who has fewer than half the points of Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.


"It was great to carry the momentum we've had this year into qualifying", said Vettel, who took pole position for the fourth time in seven races this season.

Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari pole position on Saturday with a record lap in qualifying on the track now named Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Before qualifying began, Pierre Gasly was forced to resort to the old-spec Honda power unit prior to the start of the qualifying session.

Vettel ended Q1 on top ahead of the Finn with Hamilton third, but it was tense for McLaren as twice former champion Fernando Alonso squeezed into Q2 at the end in 14th place ahead of team mate Stoffel Vandoorne. "I was a lot happier with the auto and I think we can carry that into the race".

When asked if he felt Red Bull had the pace for pole after seeing teammate Daniel Ricciardo go quickest in Q2, he said: "I knew we had a good auto, but I wanted to wait and see how competitive we would be in Q3".

Having clocked banker laps, they switched to "hyper-softs" on which Vettel was slowed by heavy traffic as Ricciardo topped Verstappen with a new track record lap of 1:11.434.

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