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.”
Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.
“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”
Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.
“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”