Arrivabene: We have to keep our feet on the ground

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari delivered a stellar performance to dominate the Canadian Grand Prix and return the Reds to the top step of the Montreal podium for the first time since 2004 when Michael Schumacher claimed the team’s last victory at the venue named after their favourite son Gilles Villeneuve.

Making the victory sweeter is the fact that it was Vettel’s 50th Formula 1 win and 40 years since Gilles Villeneuve won his first grand prix, on home soil.

Arrivabene was clearly relieved that his driver was back on the top step of the podium for the first time since he won the first two races of the season.

The team chief summed up, “The team was totally dominant, together with Sebastian, because we were working since Friday step by step, little by little, keeping focus on what we had to do.”

“Sebastian is a great driver and today he was driving like a hammer and he gave credit not only to himself and his talent but to all the work of the team.”

“It’s a big fight this year. We are more or less all together. Red Bull are very strong, Mercedes very strong. It will be an interesting championship. We have to keep our feet on the ground, head down and work,” added Arrivabene.

After seven rounds Vettel leads the championship by a single point from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, while in the constructors’ championship Ferrari trail Mercedes by 17 points.