Sebastian Vettel brought Ferrari back to the podium’s top spot in the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend, with two Number Two drivers claiming the other podium positions - Valteri Bottas second for Mercedes-Benz, and Max Verstappen claiming third for Red Bull.
Vettel won by just a bit more than the same margin Ricciardo enjoyed at Monaco, but Seb didn’t have to worry about championship leader Hamilton, who finished 5thbehind Daniel Ricciardo.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that F1 fans were bemoaning the fact that Ferrari’s powertrain package could not match the Silver Arrows, but an intense program of engine development at Maranello over the winter break shows that it’s the Germans and the Italians you have to knock off, to be in the spotlight.
Although Fernando Alonso was a DNF at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, F1 boss Chase Cary joined drivers to celebrate Alonso’s 300thGrand Prix – who apparently responded to a question by the media about his track record by saying: “I’m one of the best of the best.”
|(Photos - Sky Sports)|
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