F1 gossip: Valtteri Bottas, Force India, Mercedes, Fernando Alonso

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Vettel's title rival Lewis Hamilton could only finish fifth in his Mercedes after a tough race and now trails Vettel by a point in the title race.

It was the first win by a Ferrari on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve since Michael Schumacher's triumph in 2004.

The Canadian Grand Prix weekend belonged to Ferrari and more specifically Sebastian Vettel. "I'm just grateful the engine made it". "How can I be better?' I am going to keep doing that". Vettel's lone pit stop on the 38th of 70 laps saw him emerge with a six-second lead that was never threatened.

Asked after the race if he felt any consolation in seeing Hamilton's team-mate Finn Valtteri Bottas come home second, Wolff said: "No, not at all..." "Every single lap I was waiting for the power to just drop away and disappear, but it kept going".

Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas tailed Vettel the entire way after fighting off Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen off the start, but Bottas never got almost close enough to mount a challenge, though he did come home a solid second.

"I was just anxious, I told them on the last lap, so people don't jump on the track, waving flags and celebrating, because we are still going at full pace". I think: 'How can I better them? And I think we just need to stay positive.

"I don't know, I haven't seen much of the times of the others so it's hard to read yet". Daniel Ricciardo took the chequered flag in fourth ahead of Hamilton with Kimi Raikkonen sixth for Ferrari.

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix
On Saturday, he hit an animal that had wandered onto the track and damaged his nose cone. I crossed the line and wasn't sure if it was going to be enough ... "This is ridiculous.

It was left to Bottas to chase Vettel, who made a clean getaway from the start, with Verstappen nearly passing the Finn before the order settled down. Mercedes have dominated the sport in recent times, but is the intensity of greater competition from both Ferrari and Red Bull taking its toll?

"I think we've got potential in this auto and when you guys are writing your stories, I think past year there was "oh, Mercedes have the best car" and all those different things, but ultimately I think we did the better job", he added.

Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz of Renault, Esteban Ocon of Force India and Charles Leclerc of Sauber also finished in the points.

Behind the leaders, there was chaos when Williams's Canadian Lance Stroll squeezed Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley into the wall.

The race was over for both drivers and Hartley was taken to hospital though fortunately was given the all clear from doctors. I'm still here to win and still believe that we can.

Ted reviews the 2018 Canadian GP at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

It wasn't as bad as Fernando Alonso though, as an exhaust problem meant the McLaren driver was the third and final retirement of the race in what was his 300th Grand Prix. The Spaniard was forced out with engine trouble after 42 laps.

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