GP Canada: Ferrari and Vettel to rub against a pole that believed possible


as expected from even before the start of the Grand Prix, Ferrari has been the only team able to seriously threaten the pole position of Mercedes in Montreal. In a tough dispute with Red Bull to occupy the second row of the grid, the two cars of the Scuderia have finished in third and sixth position, in the face of a race where the conditions meterorological could play in favour of the Scuderia for an assault on the victory.

Sebastian Vettel ended the Q3 in less than two-tenths on the time with which Lewis Hamilton won the pole. The German rider improved on his last lap, but was several times about to collide with the walls of the Gilles Villeneuve in search of more scratching time.

For this reason, Vettel confessed that he believed possible to have obtained the pole position, so it has been considered that I might have made a crucial mistake at some point in the back

“After getting the third
since, I thought that it had been possible to get pole position. I was very happy
with my last lap in qualifying, I knew I was going to be very close. By
unfortunately, not enough, so I think it was not entirely perfect. Maybe
I lost a little time on the exit of the curve 10
, maybe I picked up too
soon and that promised my traction, maybe what made you lose the inertia
in the straight line. I don’t know how, we will check it later, but probably half a tenth
or something like that, so that could have been better in general”.

as for the car, Vettel had no complaint. In his opinion, yielded much better than in the last two weekends and did not rule out be able to fight for victory on Sunday.

“The car was great all day, we’ve taken a big step forward for the night. we All have the feeling of
that we can achieve something big
. Today we stay close, so I hope that
morning. We have not had any problem, nothing like the problems that
we have had in the last two races
, we have concentrated on it. All
it is possible here, it is a circuit where many things can happen, the prognosis
for tomorrow is quite complicated, so we’ll see”.

Kimi Räikkönen did not feel at all to like in the canadian circuit, and will leave in race from the sixth[position, after the Red Bull. The Finnish driver was critical with its performance and with the car:

“it Has been
a qualifying session of frantic by the changing conditions, and not
I was very happy with my riding
I’ve had some problems here and there, I
has side spin the front every time I passed by the curve 10, and has
been difficult to put together the back”.

“Since the afternoon of yesterday, we have done a good job and improved a lot the behaviour of the car, but today it has not been easy to put the car where I wanted to. There has not been a weekend easy up to now and,
if you’ve just sixth, there is still work to be done, but I’m sure that the car
it will be better tomorrow in the race”.