Ferrari under fire for confusing Toronto skyline for Montreal

Hey Ferrari, the CN Tower is in Toronto, not Montreal

Hey Ferrari, the CN Tower is in Toronto, not Montreal

The Mercedes F1 team have opted to delay their planned upgrades due to reliability concerns.

Hamilton will know he and Ferrari remain a serious threat in what is expected to be a far more entertaining affair than the tiresome procession in Monte Carlo, even if Kimi Raikkonen faces a potential distraction after a Canadian waitress filed a lawsuit against him for touching her inappropriately in 2016. Williams is now bottom of the constructors standings with just four points, all scored by Stroll in Azerbaijan.

The Mercedes driver is the most successful driver of the current generation around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with six wins to his name, just one shy of the record held by Michael Schumacher.

For his part Vettel believes Ferrari's 2018 vehicle is not now "a true match" for Mercedes, despite having won the first race.

Asked about his driving style on Thursday after arriving in Montreal, he said, "I get really exhausted of all the questions".

Then there's the four-hour epic in 2011 as, in wet/dry conditions, Button recovered from last place at one stage early on to pass Vettel's Red Bull on the last lap for the win.

"For sure the new one would have been a little bit better but it is not like our old engine is a bad one", he said. "It was waiting, waiting, waiting and eventually we got out".

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

That means Fernando Alonso could be set for a disappointing 300th F1 Grand Prix weekend though of course, the Spaniard can never be ruled out.

Stroll stepped up to Formula 1 with Williams past year to become the first Canadian on the grid since Jacques Villeneuve departed the scene mid-2006.

The Formula One team, which took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce "We are ready for Montréal", posted a video of Toronto's skyline with Montreal's name superimposed.

"Following Lewis's pit stop, we believed that we had the scenarios of both the safety vehicle and the virtual safety auto covered, so that Sebastian could not pit and come out ahead of Lewis on track".

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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