Mercedes delay engine upgrade due to 'quality issue'

Gwen Vasquez
June 10, 2018

The other factor playing against Hamilton is his engine with the news today that Mercedes will not be introducing a new, upgraded unit for this weekend over reliability fears. Vettel has dropped nine while Kimi Raikkonen has dropped 27.

Mercedes are now ahead of Ferrari and Red Bull Racing in both the Drivers' and Constructors' championships, but have faced a stiff challenge in all the races thus far.

Vettel went on to keep Hamilton at bay for his second straight win in Melbourne and third overall.

Hamilton is looking to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven Canadian Grand Prix wins. "But we also know that the battle is more fierce, with ourselves, Ferrari and Red Bull in the contention for race wins every weekend; there is not a moment to relax".

Last year, Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez kick-started their rivalry in Montreal as the lack of a Force India team order potentially cost Ocon a first F1 podium, nevertheless, their cars always feature near or at the top in the speed trap which is a good stat to lead at this track.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in action during the race. "The lap time, I can't say I'm too excited about".

"I'm still in a little bit of disbelief as I don't really understand what happened yet".

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Romain Grosjean damaged his nose cone when he hit an animal, believed to be a groundhog in the afternoon.

Races for the Canadian Grand Prix runs from June 8-10 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

In the morning session, Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin spun and hit a wall, but was able to continue.

He is hoping to build on last year's appearance at his hometown track, when as a rookie he earned the first points of his Formula One career.

The racing division of the famous Italian vehicle company, Ferrari, was ridiculed online Tuesday after it tweeted about this weekend's upcoming Formula One race in Montreal using an image of downtown Toronto.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, waits as mechanics work on his vehicle during the second practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Montreal.

Stroll also took time to cast his mind back to 2017, commenting: "I had a great race here, first points in Formula 1 and I'm looking forward to this year".

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