Sebastian Vettel remains convinced he can win Sunday’s Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2017 for Ferrari, despite losing out to Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by a full third of a second in their battle for pole position in Montreal.
Having been just 0.004s shy of Hamilton after his second Q3 run, Vettel admitted he probably then tried just a little too hard on his final lap in his bid to make up time, which meant the German ultimately had to settle for second on the grid.
“I’m not so happy with the last run I had,” said Vettel. “I would have loved to repeat the second run and just find a little bit (more). I probably pushed a little bit too hard - lost it a bit here, in Turn 2, and then I tried a bit of catch-up.