Sebastian Vettel admitted that he struggled to find the sweet spot with his Ferrari during practice for the Canadian Grand Prix, but in qualifying it all came together for the German as he powered to a crucial pole position start for the race on Sunday.
Before qualifying Vettel appeared to be either out of sorts or keeping his ammo dry, but it appears to have been the former, “Yesterday, we were in a bit of trouble. I wasn’t happy with the car, we had some problems, and I just couldn’t get the rhythm. It was very difficult but today I switched on.”
“This morning, I went out and it felt better. It’s important you feel at home and you have the confidence to play around and I think you can extract a lot more from the car.”
“Yesterday I wasn’t really in charge, more of a passenger. A bit compromised for pace. Today was a lot more natural.”
“The car was incredible in qualifying, it just kept getting quicker. On my final lap, I had a small mistake. There was a little bit more, but I’m still happy.”
Vettel, who lies second to Lewis Hamilton in the championship standings after six rounds, won the two opening races of the season but has been winless in the last four.
“I was a lot happier with the car today and I think we can carry that into the race. I think we start on the right tyre, but it’s a long race. This year, it’s been very close between the three cars. We’ll see.”
“For sure if you start on pole you want to win,” added Vettel who will be looking to add to his one victory at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and return Ferrari to the top step of the podium at the venue for the first time since Michael Schumacher’s victory in 2004.