Lewis Hamilton relieved to finish Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton relieved to finish Canadian Grand Prix

"It is a shit result for us", he continued. For me, it was pretty straightforward, and in terms of strategy we did what we wanted to do.

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes' decision to take on only a limited set of hypersoft tyres for the Canadian Grand Prix weekend was perhaps not ideal in hindsight.

Vettel ruled from lights-to-flag at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in an emphatic display as he crossed the line ahead of Valtteri Bottas with Red Bull's Max Verstappen in third. It is a strong track for us, but all weekend long we did little mistakes, from the beginning on.

"By the time I corrected it, we touched and went into the wall".

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda said Ferrari had out-performed his team.

Sebastian Vettel has hit out at those who are quick to criticise boring Formula One races like the one he won in Canada at the weekend. This is a track where we should have maximised points.

New Zealand driver Brendon Hartley crashed out early driving for Toro Rosso after he was invloved in a collision with Williams driver Lance Stroll in the opening lap of the race.

Both men were transported to the medical centre, and there was enough concern over Hartley to take him to the nearby hospital for further checks.

"Yeah I'm fine", Hartley told his team. "He thought it was the last lap, he asked race control to confirm it and they confirmed it".

"You need to get the right balance between pushing the development very hard and adding performance to the auto and at the same time keeping reliability", Wolff said.

"It's not justified to criticise the racing or criticise the race".

Running against rivals who had upgraded power units, unlike Mercedes, Hamilton was unable to match the pace or rhythm on a circuit he touts as a favourite and where he has won six times including his first in 2007. Doesn't matter where I start on the grid I don't look at any driver and think: "I might lose to that person".

"I was quite happy with my first run in Q3 but I knew there was something more in the auto for the first part of the lap", Vettel continued. The fact that the World Championship could be swayed by reliability, I don't think anyone wants to see that. "We can not take anything for granted and think it is going to be a walk in the park".

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