‘F*** yes’: Ricciardo’s grin is back

The four-time champion steady his 2018 success, when he won from pole, by outpacing championship personality Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes by two-tenths of a second during a Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

It was Vettel’s initial stick position delight of a season, his initial stick in 17 races given final year’s German Grand Prix and a vigilance that Ferrari’s higher straight-line speed was befitting to a track.

Vettel clocked a best path of one notation and 10.240 seconds to kick Hamilton’s path in 1:10.446. “He’s bloody good in qualifying,” pronounced Vettel, indicating to Hamilton. “Hard to moment … we unequivocally enjoyed it.”

“I wish we could do a path again usually for a fun of it,” a German added.

Mercedes had been fastest in subordinate in all 6 races given a start of a year and will now face a conflict to extend their record run of 6 season-opening wins in Monday’s competition (AEST).

It was a 56th stick position of Vettel’s career and came after Kevin Magnussen had crashed into a “wall of champions” in his Haas automobile during a finish of Q2. He was unhurt.

“I don’t know why, yet for whatever reason, we don’t feel disappointed,” pronounced fortifying five-time champion Hamilton, who apologised to his group on radio. “This is good. This is how racing should be.”

Vettel’s Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc was third fastest forward of Daniel Ricciardo of Renault — who was looking behind with a grin during both Red Bull drivers.

“Awesome job, mate. P4. P4. Well done,” came a summary from his team.

“Ha ha ha ha … yes! F*** yes! Ha ha ha ha … cheers boys,” Ricciardo replied.

Great to see that grin back. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press around AP)

Great to see that grin back. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press around AP)Source:AP

Max Verstappen, who is fourth in a championship, was a startle absentee from Q3 after unwell to post a time on soothing tyres in Q2 due to Kevin Magnussen’s outrageous crash.

Verstappen primarily went out on a mediums as Red Bull looked to follow Mercedes and Ferrari’s competition tyre strategy, yet after usually handling 11th place he had to emerge for another lap. He was on for a discerning time and a protected Q3 course before Magnussen clattered into a famous Wall of Champions during a final chicane, afterwards outstanding into a array wall.

Pierre Gasly of Red Bull was fifth and Valtteri Bottas sixth in a second Mercedes. The Finn spun in Q3 and was incompetent to redeem and time an softened lap.

Nico Hulkenberg was seventh for Renault while both McLarens done it into Q3, yet Carlos Sainz is confronting an review for stopping Alex Albon on track.

Magnussen, who competent 10th, might also dump down a grid, due to a repairs to his Haas.

Canadian GP subordinate result

1) Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari

2) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

3) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

4) Daniel Ricciardo, Renault

5) Pierre Gasly, Red Bill

6) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes

7) Nico Hulkenberg, Renault

8) Lando Norris, McLaren

9) Carlos Sainz, McLaren

10) Kevin Magnussen, Haas