That’s the advantage Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes reckon Ferrari have on the straights, so powerful is their engine.
That speed helped Sebastian Vettel guide his SF90 to pole position in the Canadian Grand Prix and despite losing out and taking second, Lewis Hamilton wasn’t too downbeat… Reigning five-time world champion Hamilton ended up two tenths of a second adrift of Vettel in qualifying, with Charles Leclerc third in the other Ferrari and Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas down in sixth.
It came off the back of a strong showing from Ferrari in second and final practice in Montreal.
“I think obviously all weekend they’ve had really great pace and for a large part of it they were six tenths up on the straights.
My first lap was really good and it felt great for a second to be on pole, particularly as I missed all of P2 yesterday, so quite far behind starting today but it’s been a real solid day from us.