Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix for 50th career victory

Verstappen approached Canada without support team			Image by Zak Mauger  LAT

Verstappen approached Canada without support team Image by Zak Mauger LAT

With the victory, Vettel took a one-point lead over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One standings.

The defending champion was out-paced by a team-mate, Finn Valtteri Bottas, for only the second time in 10 visits to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and cut a glum figure after qualifying fourth.

"It's like when a race is stopped and can't be restarted, you take it back prior to the lap where the red flag was given". Hamilton has won the Canadian race six times, including the previous three.

"We think it's a good tyre for us, and in the long run [in practice] I felt good on it", he explained. The Scuderia are the most successful team at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with 11 wins but they had not had a victory here since Schumacher won in 2004.

Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes was second followed by the Red Bulls' Max Verstappen and Daniel Riciardo, the victor two weeks ago in Monaco.

Toto Wolff says the Canadian GP weekend serves as a "major wake-up call" to Mercedes to get to grips with the "new reality" of F1's expanded battle for honours. The Briton has won the last three on the track that seems to suit the Mercedes vehicle with its heavy braking after long straightaways and tight chicanes. With the improvements we made for this weekend, mostly on the power unit, introducing a new engine helped us around this track probably a bit more than other tracks, but it was a team effort. "It's unbelievable. I said yesterday how much this place means to Ferrari and to have a race like we had today is unbelievable", said Vettel. That might provide an internal headache for Red Bull, a team that has been known for financially rewarding its drivers for claiming the fastest lap of the race.

Iraq's parliament speaker calls for election rerun
The ballot boxes are part of a manual recount of votes from the May parliamentary election, mandated in a law passed on Wednesday. In Iraq , a storage site housing ballot boxes from the May parliamentary election has caught fire in the capital.

From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Set To Come Out 2019
Yes, that's the bony, bloody contraption shown in Sekiro's original teaser trailer from The Game Awards 2017 . We'll surely have more to report on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as details trickle out over the course of E3.

E3 2018: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Story Trailer
Not only do we now know for sure it's set in Washington D.C., we also have an indication on how big the map is going to be. We should see similar gameplay from the first title, but with new weapons and hopefully a better end-game experience.

Hamilton came within a second of challenging Ricciardo late in the race, but then encountered fuel troubles.

But I just struggled in the session and wasn't able to pull it through.

He admitted: "We were coming to Montreal expecting our vehicle to be really strong and we are leaving Montreal seeing that we haven't been where we thought we should be".

"I need to look into it to see exactly what it is, but there was a good chunk of time there, definitely in that corner alone there was pole position for sure if I'd figured out how to fix it". For me, it was pretty straightforward, and in terms of strategy we did what we wanted to do.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was sixth, and said it had been a boring race, with Renault's Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz seventh and eighth.

"Pole position is always important", said Vettel. I was anxious. I told them on the last lap so that people don't jump on the track, waving flags and celebrating, because we're still going at full pace.

Recommended News

  • Tyson recalls breaded chicken over plastic contamination

    Tyson recalls breaded chicken over plastic contamination

    The product was shipped to food service establishments across the country and is not available for purchase in retail stores. According to the USDA , the frozen, uncooked and breaded chicken tenderloins were produced on May 17, 2018.

    INFINITE With Surprise Trailer at E3 — Microsoft Reveals HALO

    Several of the games from the leak have already been confirmed, so we're going on the assumption that the rest are real as well. Additionally, Xbox One owners can watch the briefing on their console using the Mixer app.
    Samsung announces midrange Galaxy J3 & J7 (2018)

    Samsung announces midrange Galaxy J3 & J7 (2018)

    Going through the Galaxy J7 2018 Specifications, under the hood, it has the same chipset with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt storage. AT&T users should expect to receive the over-the-air update notification on their handsets soon if they haven't already.
  • The Twisted Timeline of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

    The Twisted Timeline of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

    However, the South Carolina Republican noted that he is "not here to spread democracy" or to unite the North with South Korea. The US wants North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons but it is not clear what Pyongyang might want in return.
    Emotional Anderson Cooper Tears Up While Remembering Anthony Bourdain

    Emotional Anderson Cooper Tears Up While Remembering Anthony Bourdain

    Cooper dedicated his entire broadcast of " Anderson Cooper 360" to Bourdain, who he said was "one of this countries storytellers". Julian Medina, the owner of eight Mexican restaurants in NY , said he and Bourdain crossed paths a few times at industry events.
    Cyberpunk 2077 coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC; debut trailer

    Cyberpunk 2077 coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC; debut trailer

    Cyberpunk 2077 literally hacked the E3 2018 conference, breaking through in the middle of Phil Spencer's closing speech. The narrator says that the city's always got a promise for you, which might be a lie or illusion but it is there.
  • First lady attends annual Ford's Theatre gala in Washington

    First lady attends annual Ford's Theatre gala in Washington

    The President has previously provided details to the public about his wife's medical procedure that turned out to be incorrect. Trump, however, said his wife is "doing great", pointing upward toward the White House residence. "She is a great first lady".
    Merkel: G-7 summit with Trump was a 'sobering' experience

    Merkel: G-7 summit with Trump was a 'sobering' experience

    National Security Adviser John Bolton and other aides also look on what appears to be a tense moment. One showed marks left on Mr Trump's hand. "#G7Charlevoix, second day: A new step has been taken".
    TMZ: ‘The Goldbergs’ actor Jackson Odell dead at 20

    TMZ: ‘The Goldbergs’ actor Jackson Odell dead at 20

    Former teen actor and successful songwriter Jackson Odell has died, according to media reports. No word yet on cause of death or what Odell had been doing in the sober living home.
  • $150,000 Powerball prize won in Minot

    $150,000 Powerball prize won in Minot

    The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, June 12, with an estimated jackpot of $144 million and cash option of $85 million. And I say to the lady, I hand it to the lady and I say 'Can you check? "The clerk kept saying, "Oh my God".
    Nadal defeats Thiem in straight sets for 11th French Open title

    Nadal defeats Thiem in straight sets for 11th French Open title

    After Nadal held there for 5-4, Thiem basically handed over the next game - and the set - by making four mistakes in a row. Rafael Nadal described his performance at the French Open previous year , when he didn't surrender a set, as "perfect".
    Reported Killed in Missile Attack in Saudi Arabia

    Reported Killed in Missile Attack in Saudi Arabia

    The coalition said it would retaliate against anyone who threatens the safety of its citizens and residents. He said the rebels were attempting to recapture the Al Jah intersection west of Bait Al Faqih district.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.