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.