Montreal and the Canadian GP have not been going Ferrari’s way for a long time – with Mercedes usually stamping their dominance at the track. But this time around Ferrari, who came to town with an engine update, saw Sebastian Vettel win. Lewis Hamilton’s early power issues in the race put him out of contention for the podium and Ferrari have regained a sliver thin lead in the championship standings.

Vettel not only managed to master the new power equation early, he brought in some blistering qualifying times that put him on pole, leaving Valterri Bottas to fend off the charge of Max Verstappen going into the first corner. However a crash between Lance Stroll in his Williams and Brendan Hartley’s Toro Rosso saw both retire, the safety car come out and at the restart Vettel built up a gap to the two following cars.

Hamilton’s troubles kicked in and he was brought in despite his ultrasoft tyres – with his cooling issues fixed he found himself back in the race in fifth.

From that point the race settled into an almost monotonous convoy, with Bottas trying to close the gap up to Vettel and then fending off Verstappen. The race ended with these three on the podium, followed by Ricciardo, Hamilton and Raikkonen. With a 50th title, Vettel joins an illustrious group of drivers, while Alonso’s landmark 300th race ended with a retirement due to mechanical issues.

Vettel said, post race, ”This win is very important for our tifosi and for our team, today is a special day. 40 years ago Gilles won here, then 14 years ago it was Michael and I was thinking of that today. At the start I tried to build up a margin, I was happy with my first lap and then the safety car came out and I had to start over again. During my last 10 laps I prayed that my car would not develop a problem until the end! Points are always important but today this win means a lot and not just in terms of Championship. The season is still so long and there are many races ahead. The main thing is that our car is strong and stays like that, so that we can fight.”

2018 Formula 1 Drivers

Car NoNameTeam2018 season2017 season
44Lewis HamiltonMercedes331363
5Sebastian VettelFerrari264317
77Valtteri BottasMercedes207305
7Kimi RäikkönenFerrari196205
33Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing173168
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing146200
11Sergio PerezForce India53100
20Kevin MagnussenHaas5319
27Nico HulkenbergRenault5343
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren5017
31Esteban OconForce India4987
55Carlos SainzRenault3954
8Romain GrosjeanHaas3128
10Pierre GaslyToro Rosso280
16Charles LeclercSauber21 
2Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren813
18Lance StrollWilliams640
9Marcus EricssonSauber60
28Brendan HartleyToro Rosso20
35Sergey SirotkinWilliams1 

2018 Formula 1 Teams

Team2018 season2017 season
Red Bull Racing319368
Haas Ferrari8447
McLaren Renault5830
Force India Mercedes43187
Toro Rosso Honda3053
Sauber Ferrari275
Williams Mercedes783
2018 Formula 1 Teams

2018 Formula 1 Races

United States21/10/2018   
Japan07/10/2018Lewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas Max Verstappen
Russia20/09/2018Lewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas Sebastian Vettel 
Singapore16/09/2018Lewis HamiltonMax VerstappenSebastian Vettel
Italy02/09/2018Lewis HamiltonKimi RaikkonenValtteri Bottas
Belgium26/08/2018Sebastian VettelLewis HamiltonMax Verstappen
Hungary29/07/2018Lewis HamiltonSebastian VettelKimi Raikkonen
Germany22/07/2018Lewis HamiltonValtteri BottasKimi Raikkonen
Britain08/07/2018Sebastian VettelLewis HamiltonKimi Raikkonen
Austria01/07/2018Max VerstappenKimi RaikkonenSebastian Vettel
France24/06/2018Lewis HamiltonMax VerstappenKimi Raikkonen
Canada10/06/2018Sebastian VettelValtteri BottasMax Verstappen
Monaco27/05/2018Daniel RicciardoSebastian VettelLewis Hamilton
Spain13/05/2018Lewis HamiltonValtteri BottasMax Verstappen
Azerbaijan29/04/2018Lewis HamiltonKimi RaikkonenSergio Perez
China15/04/2018Daniel RicciardoValtteri BottasKimi Raikkonen
Bahrain04/04/2018Sebastian VettelValtteri BottasLewis Hamilton
Australia25/03/2018Sebastian VettelLewis HamiltonKimi Raikkonen
Abu Dhabi25/11/2018   

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