Formula One has seen yet another controversial result of a Grand Prix as Lewis Hamiton inherited the Canadian GP race win after a controversial 5s penalty for leader Sebastian Vettel. An infuriated Vettel was classified second, ahead of Leclerc in third.
Also THAT is why Bottas isn’t on Hamilton and Vettel’s level. He fell apart there.
He really seemed to struggle. Could be that once competition is at a higher level, he can't compete. He's been rejuvenated so far when Merc have apparently had it easy, maybe not so much when it's a bit tougher for them. We'll see, could be just a blip.
Why they don't show telemetry on pole laps is mind boggling. What's the point of saying "so much faster on the straights" if you're not gonna show telemetry for the viewers to observe and complain during the live broadcast?
I think Hamilton did a good lap, but Vettel did the sort of lap he was regularly able to show with the Red Bull, just at one with his car taking everything out of it, and did a super job in a slightly faster car.
Ricciardo .3s ahead of Hulk, very good lap from him too. Gasly solid (though I expect Verstappen to have been ahead of RIC, only 0.008s in it after all!). Renault looking good (maybe the PU too now indeed, with their quali modes, seeing we have four of the PU's in Q3?
I think McLaren had hoped for a bit better, but not too bad, solid Q3 today. Leclerc (too?) far behind Vettel, I think he had the pace, but he's been flustered in quali ever since Baku, and Bottas, well., he needs to eat a good plate of oats for tomorrow to recover his 2.0 mojo!