Scuderia Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene would have expected a much better result for the Maranello side in the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, after the perfect weekend in Monaco, but given the fact that German driver Sebastian Vettel fought his way back from P18 after having to change the front wing of the SF70H car due to a contact with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the start, and Kimi Raikkonen struggled with a brake control issue in the last ten laps of the race, it was all about damage limitation for Scuderia Ferrari in the Canadian Grand Prix, as the team principal points out:
“Unfortunately, our race was compromised right from the start, when Seb’s car was damaged so he was no longer able to give it his best shot. Initially, our data showed the damage was not too serious. It was only in the following laps that the wing broke, causing further damage to the turning vanes and the floor. As for Kimi, towards the end he had a problem with the braking system control. Right from tomorrow in Maranello we will carry out a detailed analysis of the race, making the most of the data gathered as we prepare as well as possible for the next round in Baku.” – Maurizio Arrivabene said at the end of the race in Montreal, as reported by the Italian media on Sunday.
Scuderia Ferrari’s result in the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, combined with the fact that Mercedes easily scored a one-two finish, means that the Maranello team has now lost the lead in the Formula 1 Constructor Standings after seven rounds of the season, while Sebastian Vettel only holds a 12-point advantage over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 Driver Standings, ahead of the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place on the Baku City Circuit, a street circuit in Baku, the windswept capital of Azerbaijan, on June 23-25.