From a Ferrari starting on pole for just the second time this year to Max Verstappen needing to fight back, and from Daniel Ricciardo ahead of his old squad to strategic headaches for the teams, we highlight five topics to keep an eye out for in Montreal… Sebastian Vettel starts from pole, but Mercedes have won every race so far… Ferrari’s pre-season testing pace is a distant memory by this stage, but it still would have taken a brave person to bet against them winning one of the opening six races.
Mercedes have dominated up to now, but Sebastian Vettel has secured his first pole position in 17 races, so will we have our first non-Mercedes victory of the season?
The Mercedes long run pace looked particularly strong on Friday compared to Ferrari, which is going to make the start crucial.
The Ferraris also have the same tyre strategy as Mercedes, so the ingredients are there to convert… READ MORE: The car was shouting 'Keep going!'
– Polesitter Vettel reckons Ferrari can carry pace into race