Lewis took his 78th career victory today – his fifth of the 2019 season and his seventh at the Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel had led the race from pole position, absorbing the pressure from championship rival Lewis Hamilton up until lap 48, when he lost the rear, skated off across the grass and re-joined into the path of Hamilton.
The next race takes all teams to Canada, the only fly-away race within the European season. To a large extent, the challenges of Montreal are opposite to those of Monaco; the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a high-speed track with relatively long straights and lots of overtaking possibilities. Similar to Monaco, however, are the concrete walls that punish any mistakes heavily and a tight qualifying session around this relatively short lap.
Canada is the seventh race of the season and now we can to see more clearly the strengths and weaknesses of the cars. In the past six races, Mercedes were very strong in the corners but lost time on the straights. This will make Canada a huge challenge for them as the track characteristics could favour their opponents – there are many long straights, and fewer corners in which to make up lap time. Continue reading “Canada…wall of champions waiting the next one !”
Scuderia Ferrari won the Canadian GP to end a 14 year drought at this track. Sebastian Vettel is now back in the lead of the championship. Valtteri Bottas finished the Canadian Grand Prix in P2 – his fourth podium finish at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and fourth second place of the 2018 season.Third and fourth Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo represents a great Red Bull result today. Verstappen drove a very strong race finishing within a tenth of a second from Valtteri Bottas.