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Sport Hamilton: Ferrari will falter

06:30  11 june  2018
06:30  11 june  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Vettel retakes lead of title race

  Vettel retakes lead of title race Sebastian Vettel has retaken the lead of the World Championship from Lewis Hamilton after a commanding but comfortable victory of the Canadian GP. Lacking pace throughout, and handicapped early on by an engine scare, Hamilton was a distant fifth at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve after failing to catch Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo through the closing stages.The flawless Vettel led from start to finish with his victory assured with a dozen laps remaining after Valtteri Bottas, who had briefly closed to within three seconds of the Ferrari, made a mistake rounding a backmarker and ran over the grass.

BARCELONA, Spain — ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

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Lewis Hamilton expects Ferrari to falter in the world championship battle and says Mercedes need to keep the pressure on the Scuderia. 

Hamilton lost the lead of the Drivers' Championship on Sunday when he could only manage fifth at the Canadian GP, with Sebastian Vettel's victory giving him a one-point advantage at the top of the standings.

The Briton has challenged his Mercedes engineers to keep working to improve their W09 and vowed to bounce back stronger at the French GP in two weeks' time.

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"There is no reason to lose control, we just keep doing what we're doing, keep our heads down, keep motivated and keep pushing because they will falter," Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.

Vettel on pole, Hamilton fourth

  Vettel on pole, Hamilton fourth Sebastian Vettel has claimed pole position for the Canadian GP with world championship rival Lewis Hamilton only fourth.  Vettel's pole position, secured with a new track record at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, is Ferrari's first in Montreal since 2001.After locking up into the hairpin during both of his Q3 runs, championship leader Hamilton was beaten by Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen, as well as Vettel.As expected, both Ferrari and Mercedes qualified on the slower but more durable ultrasoft tyres.

BARCELONA, Spain -- ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

The odds on that scenario becoming reality will have shortened in the wake of Hamilton 's faultless Friday at the Circuit of Americas as the Mercedes driver topped both sessions while Vettel's Ferrari once again faltered and suffered fresh reliability concerns.

"We have to keep applying the pressure. We didn't this weekend, but I'm really going to make sure I come back stronger in the next race.

"Ferrari ultimately have had a slightly better package. All round they've been doing a slightly better job so we've got to do more."

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP on the drivers parade before the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) © Getty Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP on the drivers parade before the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Hamilton thought engine would blowHamilton's bid for a record-equalling seventh victory in Montreal was compromised from the start of the race with his engine suffering from cooling problems.

The Silver Arrows were forced to abandon their planned engine upgrade this weekend due to "quality issues", and Hamilton says he was relieved to make it to the chequered flag without his power unit - contesting its seventh race - failing entirely.

Hamilton: Mercedes on back foot

  Hamilton: Mercedes on back foot Lewis Hamilton fears Mercedes have lost critical performance by delaying their engine upgrade at the Canadian GP.Mercedes were due to introduce their second power unit of the season this weekend but were forced to shelve their upgrade package after identifying a "quality issue", with the new engine now delayed until the next race in France.

BARCELONA, Spain -- ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

BARCELONA, Spain -- ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

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"I'm just so happy that I finished as from the start I was down on power and my engine was saying that it was over temperature and I couldn't get them down," he said.

"I thought it was going to fail. Every single lap I was kind of on the edge just waiting for the power to drop away and disappear.

"It kept dropping and coming back and dropping again. It kept going. It's the seventh race of the engine so it saw its life and I could have lost a lot more points today."

F1 2018's regulations limit drivers to just three engines over the season before grid penalties start being applied and Hamilton believes the rules need changing.

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Sebastian Vettel holding a sign: Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the 2008 Santander Grand Prix of Italy, his first victory in Formula One. Supermodel's quick flag ends Canadian Grand Prix one lap early

"I hope they don't go to two engines next year as it will get ridiculous. It was definitely a bit more fun when you had more engines," he added.

"The fact that a season could sway through reliability, I don't think anyone wants to see that. I don't think anyone wants to be cheated of that. You want real, true performance. The sport is going in the wrong direction in my opinion.

"I have so many different opinions about it. They want to change these engines to save costs and then they spend more to produce it."

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Hamilton happy but not yet hyper .
Lewis Hamilton said he enjoyed a "beautiful day" of opening practice at the Canadian GP but questions remain of Mercedes' hypersoft performance.On a Friday of intriguing tyre conundrums in Montreal, Mercedes chose to eschew the use of Pirelli's quickest tyre, the hypersofts, and run exclusively on the supersoft and ultrasoft compounds in practice.

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