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Mercedes pinning Canadian GP hopes on strong race pace

Toto Wolff hopes Mercedes’ “very good” long-run pace will prove beneficial in the fight against Ferrari during Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix.  Sebastian Vettel outpaced Lewis Hamilton by 0.206s to claim his first pole position of the season in Montreal, as Ferrari dominated the speed charts throughout qualifying.  Mercedes has calculated Ferrari’s straight-line speed advantage to be worth as much as 0.6s on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve’s long straights, and expects passing opportunities to be limited as a result. “Credit to Ferrari, they were extremely competitive and Sebastian pulled in an awesome lap, and this is why they deserved to be on pole,” Wolff said.  “We...
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