Vettel happy despite missing win chance

By on Sunday, June 12, 2016
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Sebastian Vettel declared himself happy with Ferrari's performance at the Canadian Grand Prix despite missing out on a first victory of the season.

Vettel surged into the lead at the start but Ferrari opted to utilise a two-stop strategy, while Mercedes stopped Lewis Hamilton only once at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

That enabled Hamilton to move into a lead which he would not relinquish, as Vettel finished the race in second position.

"I had a fantastic start," beamed Vettel. "Lap 1 was a bit hairy, as I struggled to brake and to stop the car in the last corner.

"It was very windy today, and I maybe struggled a bit with the wind from behind.

"We committed fairly early to a different strategy, which we were planning to come back.

"Lewis had a chance to stay out and see what the tyres are doing, they lasted a bit better than expected.

"This made it tricky with fresher tyres to close the gap.

"But overall, it was a great weekend for us. We struggled a little bit in the last couple of the races.

"Now [we] see that the car has performance and unleash it."

Vettel's podium enabled him to leap up to third in the standings, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen.

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