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Sport Mercedes loses ground in Formula One race

10:55  11 june  2018
10:55  11 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

Quality issue delays new Mercedes engine

  Quality issue delays new Mercedes engine Mercedes has delayed the introduction of its new engine, after a last minute quality issue emerged on the eve of the Canadian Grand Prix. The German car manufacturer had intended for its works team and customer outfits Force India and Williams to run their second power units of the campaign in Canada this weekend.© Giorgio Piola Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 engine cover The switch would have delivered a welcome boost thanks to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve being a power-critical track.But late on Wednesday, Mercedes announced that there had been a change of plan, amid concerns about a potential problem.

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“Without being arrogant I think Ferrari is at or beyond Mercedes ’ level today,” Marchionne added. Four races remain on the schedule, and no lead in Formula 1 is safe over that long a timeframe, no matter how insurmountable it seems.

Hamilton fears "difficult weekend" amid engine delay

  Hamilton fears Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes delaying its new Formula 1 engine specification could make for a "difficult" Canadian Grand Prix - and believes Ferrari is likely to have the advantage in Montreal. Open a High Interest Bank Account Maximize Your Savings Sponsored by MSN Money Mercedes decided this week to postpone the introduction of its upgrade across all six cars because reliability had not been proven in dyno testing.The current engines have only run six races thus far, and with 21 on the schedule, each example has to complete seven weekends.

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MONTREAL (AP) -- Mercedes arrived at the Canadian Grand Prix without the correct tires or an expected engine upgrade and left Montreal trailing in the Formula One championship standings.

Ferrari returned to the top of the podium at the track named for Gilles Villeneuve for the first time since 2004, with Sebastian Vettel going from the pole to the checkered flag to finish six seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes on Sunday. Erstwhile points leader Lewis Hamilton, who was aiming for a record-tying seventh victory in Montreal, struggled to finish fifth and fell one point behind Vettel in the standings.

''I'm the opposite of confident,'' Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff said. ''I think this is a major wake-up call for every member of the team. Everybody needs to assess how to improve performance. ... Those marginal gains are going to make all the difference.''

Max Verstappen fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP

  Max Verstappen fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP Max Verstappen has posted the fasted lap in the first practice at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. Verstappen completed the 2.71-mile (4.36-km) lap at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 1 minute, 13.302 seconds. That was 0.088 seconds faster than defending champion Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes. Verstappen's Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo was third best, followed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.Hamilton is looking for his fourth straight and his seventh overall win in Montreal.

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Despite having the championship leader and the three-time defending Montreal champion, Mercedes leaves Canada second-guessing its strategy to bring fewer sets of the softest tires to the track, a move that Wolff conceded left Hamilton and Bottas at a disadvantage in qualifying. The team also was unable to deliver a reliable engine upgrade in time for the race.

Without it, Hamilton found himself losing power even up until the end. Adding to his problems was a cooling issue that required an early pit.

''From the start I was down on power and my engine was overheating. I couldn't get the temperatures down, so I just thought it was going to fail,'' he said. ''Every single lap I was waiting for the power to just drop away and disappear, but it kept going.''

Vettel was never really challenged, picking up his third victory of the season and 25 points to erase Hamilton's 14-point lead; the Briton salvaged 10 points with his worst result of the year. Bottas finished second for the fourth time in seven races.

Verstappen fastest in both practices at Canadian GP

  Verstappen fastest in both practices at Canadian GP Max Verstappen has driven the fastest lap in each of the first two practice sessions at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix.Scorching the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with the fastest times of the day will have that effect on a driver.

Q: Toto, twelve races , eleven wins and Mercedes only loses when your drivers screw up - and that for the third consecutive year. It was the complete wipe-out of both Mercedes cars and provided ground for the next generation If you end up in Formula One and win races , you are mentally very strong.

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''It was a tough day in the office today, but I'm just very grateful that I finished today's race and score some points,'' Hamilton said. ''I'm sure in the next couple of days it will get more and more painful. But it could get a lot worse. I could have had a DNF (did not finish). I'm just grateful the engine made it.''

Hamilton said he would never doubt the team's ability to fix its problems.

''That would be the first sign of weakness, and my mind is not weak,'' he said. ''I have complete confidence in my guys, and I'm putting all my energy toward them.''

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American Football star Russell Wilson says his first Formula 1 experience at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal last weekend reminded him of being at a Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback attended the event with his singer/songwriter wife Ciara, as guests of Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes and mutual sponsor Bose.Wilson took a hot lap of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday morning with Hamilton in a Mercedes SLS.“Awesome, absolutely amazing,” Wilson told Motorsport.com of his ride. “We were going so fast in the turns, hitting the kerbs, and we did some pretty sick spins! That was a pretty amazing experience.

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