F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Takes the Chequered Flag at Canada

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Takes the Chequered Flag at Canada

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Takes the Chequered Flag at Canada


Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel cruised to victory at Canadian Grand Prix Sunday, taking championship lead from Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari champion driver Sebastian Vettel was dominant from lights out to the Chequered Flag and now is just 1 point ahead of rival Lewis Hamilton in the standings.

Mr. Vettel offered memories of Michael Schumacher’s glory years with an straight on, no trouble front-running to post his 50th F1 win.

It was a super race day in Montreal Sunday, with perfect weather, views of the downtown skyline and St Lawrence Seaway, and the Canadian Ferrari lovers who rivaled the Monza tifosi in their celebration of Mr. Vettel’s winning performance.

Now in to the next 2/3rds of the season, the rivalry between Messrs Hamilton and Vettel could not be closer. But Mr. Vettel’s commanding racing was some good cheer for the most avid Ferrari disciples and F1 fans too.

“It was important to open up the gap straight away,” Mr. Vettel said. “This was a great Grand Prix to win.”

It was a significant race as reignited the face-off with Mr. Hamilton. Mr. Vettel is seldom expansive in his post-race emotions, but Sunday in Montreal he was not shy in describing how much the day’s victory meant to him and his Scuderia Team.

Sunday, was his his 50th appearance on the Top step of the podium, and he made it on the 40th anni of the late Gilles Villeneuve’s 1978 win here.

“We showed here that at Ferrari were still alive, still racing,” Mr. Vettel told reporters.

2018 Canadian Grand Prix Finishing Order

Position Driver Team
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault
8 Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault
9 Esteban Ocon Force India
10 Charles Leclerc Sauber
11 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso
12 Romain Grosjean Haas
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas
14 Sergio Pérez Force India
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber
16 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
17 Sergey Sirotkin Williams
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren
19 Lance Stroll Williams
20 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso

In 2 weeks’ we return for the 1st-ever F1 triple-header, which starts in France at Paul Ricard, 3 races in 3 weeks.

Tune in.

Have a terrific week

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