Scuderia Ferrari driver and current championship leader, ahead of the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel, says that he is not focusing on his extended title advantage over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, gained at the end of the Monaco Grand Prix, as Seb won after starting in second place on the grid and managing to overtake his Scuderia Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen during the one and only pit stop of the race, thus scoring his third victory of the 2017 Formula One championship, after previously winning in Australia and Bahrain.
With Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton taking only seventh on the streets of Monte Carlo, Sebastian Vettel got to extend his lead from six to 25 points, which represents the equivalent of a race win. However, the Scuderia Ferrari driver prefers to take each race at a time and try to get the best possible result: “It’s a long way [to go] so I’m not really bothered about that. It was more the fact to stand up there [on the podium] and see the team. We got a lot of hard times last year and this year everything seems to be upside down – but the team is the same, the people are the same so it’s really clear to them. I guess in these small moments you just realise that it’s a special group of people. If things go well, we’ll work hand in hand, we must make sure we keep the momentum up in the next couple of races – but I think we’re just having a great time.” – Scuderia Ferrari’s German driver concluded, ahead of the next round of the Formula One season.