Sebastian Vettel was quick to vent his frustration after missing out on pole position for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix to Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton, saying he was unhappy with his final qualifying lap.
Vettel arrived in Montreal with a 25-point lead over Hamilton in the drivers’ championship after a comprehensive victory for Ferrari in Monaco two weeks ago.
Vettel ran five-time Montreal winner Hamilton close in the early part of Q3, the pair being separated by just 0.004 seconds following their initial runs.
While Hamilton was able to dig deep and find another three-tenths of a second on his final flying lap, Vettel could only make marginal gains, leaving him second.
“I think we have the pace,” Vettel said after qualifying. “I’m not so happy with the last run I had.
“I would have loved to repeat the second run and just find a little bit. Lost a bit here in Turn 2 and I tried a bit of catch-up I struggled to find the rhythm.
“But what an atmosphere. It’s so great to be here.”