Canadian GP (2019)

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Ferrari drops Canada appeal but considers review

Ferrari has confirmed that it has withdrawn its intention to appeal Sebastian Vettel’s Canadian Grand Prix penalty, as it now evaluates a request for an official review of the incident.

Stroll says Canada drive a "balls out" performance

Lance Stroll gave his Racing Point Formula 1 team a boost with a "balls out" performance in Montreal that saw the local driver jump from 17th on the grid to ninth at the flag.

Sainz "angry" with Canada result after marathon stint

Carlos Sainz admitted he was "angry" after his Canadian Grand Prix was compromised by an unscheduled early stop that left him with a marathon 67-lap stint to the flag.

Mercedes reveals cause of Hamilton's hydraulics scare

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has revealed that Lewis Hamilton's hydraulic leak in the Canadian GP was related to the throttle actuator.

Villeneuve: Ricciardo, not Vettel, deserved penalty in Canada

Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says it was Daniel Ricciardo and not Sebastian Vettel who deserved to be penalised in the Canadian Grand Prix.

The bigger frustrations within Vettel's farcical penalty

The Montreal stewards' ruling didn't just cost Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari a victory, it cost Formula 1 credibility and potentially fans. Our ex-F1 technical director expert columnist cannot fathom it.

Canada a "wake-up" call in F1 title fight - Bottas

Valtteri Bottas says he cannot afford many weekends like the Canadian Grand Prix after getting "a bit of a wake-up call" in the Formula 1 title battle.

Vettel: F1 now "not the sport I fell in love with"

Sebastian Vettel says he does not like that Formula 1 has become a different sport to the one he fell in love with growing up, after expressing his frustration at the way that penalties have taken over the racing.

Bottas "quite limited" by temperature "trouble" in Canada

Valtteri Bottas was left dissatisfied with his run to fourth place in the Canadian Grand Prix, in which he was hamstrung early on by rising engine and brake temperatures.

Ferrari "simply forgot" to tell Leclerc of Vettel penalty

Ferrari has admitted that it made a mistake in not telling Charles Leclerc about the five-second penalty handed down to Sebastian Vettel in the Canadian Grand Prix.

McLaren investigating Norris' "mystery" failure

McLaren Formula 1 team is still investigating the cause of the “mystery” right rear suspension failure that stopped Lando Norris early in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Mercedes had doubts Hamilton would start, finish Canadian GP

Mercedes did not know if Canadian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton would even start the race because his Formula 1 car was in "a million bits" on Sunday morning.

Failed set-up gamble led to Magnussen's radio rant

Haas Formula 1 team boss Guenther Steiner says that an unsuccessful set-up gamble triggered a radio rant from Kevin Magnussen that forced the Italian to step in and tell his driver to stop complaining.

Vettel explains why he returned to Canadian GP podium

Sebastian Vettel did not want to join the Canadian Grand Prix podium ceremony but returned as a "matter of respect" to Mercedes and his Formula 1 teammate Charles Leclerc.

Vettel penalty "fully deserved," says Rosberg

Former world champion Nico Rosberg says Sebastian Vettel's penalty in the Canadian Grand Prix was "absolutely fully deserved".

Hamilton: I would've done the same as Vettel

Lewis Hamilton says he would have done the same as Sebastian Vettel in the Canadian GP had their positions been reversed.

Vettel could have done nothing different - Binotto

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto insists that Sebastian Vettel could have done nothing different, and was lucky to not crash out completely, when he came back on track during his controversial Canadian Grand Prix moment.

Canadian Grand Prix driver ratings

The 2019 Canadian Grand Prix will be remembered for being decided by a contentious penalty, but how did the field perform over the whole weekend?

Ricciardo enjoyed "making life difficult" for Bottas

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo said he enjoyed "making life difficult" for Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Wolff: Wrong to pressure stewards over Vettel decision

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes it is wrong to put pressure on Formula 1's officials for the controversial decision to penalise Sebastian Vettel in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Why Canada left Vettel facing a harsher reality

Few agreed with the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel Canadian Grand Prix victory, but for the Ferrari driver the weekend proved again that he needs to confront a harsher reality

Second steering wheel movement key to Vettel penalty

A second steering wheel input from Sebastian Vettel after he regained control of his Ferrari following his off-track excursion was key to the decision to punish him at the Canadian Grand Prix, has learned.

Button: Vettel penalty “sad” and “disappointing” for F1 TV viewers

World champion-turned-TV pundit Jenson Button says the outcome of the Canadian Grand Prix, where on-the-road winner Sebastian Vettel was penalised – which handed victory to Lewis Hamilton – was a shame for Formula 1’s TV viewers and left “a sour taste”.

Renault admits Hulkenberg "upset" by Canada team orders

Renault Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg was left “a bit upset” after the team ordered him to stay behind Daniel Ricciardo in the Canadian Grand Prix, according to the team's managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

Team radio in full: Vettel rages at Canadian GP penalty

Sebastian Vettel’s anger at being told he had a five-second time penalty that cost him victory in the Canadian Grand Prix was laid bare by the team radio exchanges after he ran wide and rejoined ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Furious Vettel hits out at "blind" Canadian GP stewards

An angry Sebastian Vettel suggested that stewards needed to be "blind" to think he could have kept control of his car in the incident that resulted in a penalty that cost him victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Canadian GP: Hamilton wins after controversial Vettel penalty

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari were denied a first win of the 2019 Formula 1 season after a five-second time penalty handed Canadian Grand Prix victory to Lewis Hamilton.

Mercedes won't turn down engines despite Stroll failure

Toto Wolff says that Mercedes won’t change the way it operates its power units in the Canadian Grand Prix despite concerns generated by a failure for Racing Point’s Lance Stroll in practice.

Grosjean feels he is in the 'Olympics of bad luck'

Romain Grosjean says he feels like he is in the ‘Olympics’ of bad luck in Formula 1 at the moment and it is starting to get “f***ing painful”. 

Ricciardo: Beating Red Bull possible after star qualifying

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo is confident that he can stay ahead of Red Bull rivals Pierre Gasly and Max Verstappen after qualifying an encouraging fourth in Canada.

Magnussen set for pitlane start after qualifying shunt

Kevin Magnussen is set for a pitlane start in tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix as a consequence of the Haas Formula 1 driver’s hefty shunt in qualifying.

Verstappen defends "logical" strategy despite Q2 exit

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen believes he was “very unlucky” to miss out on the final qualifying segment in Canada, defending the decision to qualify on the medium as “logical”.

Hamilton hopes pole a "turning point" for Ferrari

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton hopes Sebastian Vettel's Canadian Grand Prix pole position marks a turning point for the Ferrari team this season.

Canadian GP: Vettel beats Hamilton to end pole drought

Sebastian Vettel claimed his first pole position of the 2019 Formula 1 season in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Canadian GP: Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 in final practice

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel set the pace in the final Formula 1 practice session ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

New Williams suspension makes practice debut in Canada

Williams brought a new suspension for the Canadian Grand Prix, having finally emerged in a position to add updates to its 2019 Formula 1 package.

Hulkenberg predicts pitlane "traffic jam" in Canada

Nico Hulkenberg thinks there could be a ‘traffic jam’ in the pits early in the Canadian Grand Prix if high degradation of the soft tyre does not improve.

Vettel: Mercedes still has "reasonable gap" over Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel believes there is still “a reasonable gap” to Mercedes in Canada despite his Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Charles Leclerc topping Friday practice in Montreal. 

Another false dawn or a real chance for Ferrari in Canada?

Ferrari ended Friday in Canada first and second, while Lewis Hamilton ended the day in the wall. But this isn't the first time in 2019 when Ferrari's looked good when it didn't count then floundered when it did…

Hamilton: FP2 "like sitting in headmaster's office" after crash

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has described his Canadian Grand Prix practice crash as an "innocent mistake", which left him feeling like he was "in the headmaster's office".

Gasly explains FP2 confusion that caused Verstappen wall hit

Pierre Gasly says he didn’t see Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen coming up behind him, after their incident in Canadian Grand Prix practice when the Dutchman clouted the infamous Wall of Champions.

Sainz says McLaren trying "experimental stuff" on car

Carlos Sainz said McLaren "experimented" with its car as it enjoyed one of its "best Fridays" of the 2019 Formula 1 season with fourth in Canadian Grand Prix practice.

Canadian GP: Leclerc quickest in FP2 as Hamilton crashes

Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari one-two in second Canadian Grand Prix practice in Montreal, while Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton crashed.

Canadian GP: Hamilton tops FP1 from Bottas

Lewis Hamilton ended the opening practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix fastest as the Mercedes Formula 1 team dominated Friday's first running in Montreal.

Rich Energy asks Haas to remove contested logo for Canada

Rich Energy has asked Haas to remove its controversial stag logo from the Formula 1 team’s cars at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo feels he's settled into Renault "habits"

Daniel Ricciardo says he finally feels comfortable with his Renault Formula 1 car, having picked up the driving "habits" required to get the most out of the RS19.

Vettel sets deadline to salvage Ferrari title hopes

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari needs to turn around its form before the summer break to have any chance of getting back into the Formula 1 title battle.

Leclerc changing qualifying approach after errors

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says he is changing the way he handles grand prix qualifying sessions after recent Q2 errors.

Vettel says 2019 retirement claims "made up"

Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel says claims he is preparing to retire at the end of 2019 are "made up", the German reiterating his commitment to delivering a title for Ferrari.

Upgraded engine won't match Ferrari's top speed - Bottas

Mercedes' upgraded Formula 1 engine will not deliver enough of a step forward in power to stop Ferrari's top speed advantage on straights, reckons Valtteri Bottas.

How F1 teams have revised their rear wings for Canada

Multiple Formula 1 teams have refined their rear-wing designs ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix in a quest to find more straight-line performance at the Montreal circuit.

Mercedes brings upgraded engine to Canada

Mercedes has confirmed that it will be introducing an upgraded engine for its works and customer teams at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Kvyat: Canada will be "good test" of Honda progress

Daniil Kvyat thinks this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix will be a ‘good test’ to judge the level of progress that Honda has made with its Formula 1 engine in 2019.

Canada could provide key answer over "confusing" F1 tyres

The Canadian Grand Prix could throw up some key answers on the role that downforce is playing in "confusing" tyre performance this year, reckons Williams engineering chief Dave Robson.

Ferrari loads up on mediums for Montreal F1 weekend

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed teams' tyre selections for the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix, with Ferrari and Red Bull adopting a more conservative approach than Mercedes.

Ferrari drops Mission Winnow branding for two more races

Ferrari has confirmed it will replace its Mission Winnow branding for the Canadian and French rounds of the Formula 1 season, and use a 90th anniversary livery instead.

Cold, hard Montreal winter failed to derail new Canadian GP pits

The new Canadian Grand Prix pits and race control building was built on schedule despite an unusually long and hard winter, according to the Montreal event’s promoter.

New Canadian Grand Prix pit building revealed in Montreal

Formula 1 officials and organisers of the Canadian Grand Prix today unveiled the new paddock building at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal.

Promoted: Why you’ve got to go to the Canadian Grand Prix

In June Formula 1 takes its usual trip across the North Atlantic to the cultural city of Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix, one of the most popular events on the calendar. Motorsport Live looks at why it’s so popular.