"But we have to say that Ferrari's auto, as a package, is unbelievable".
"I even watched on TV and it said 'final lap.' I asked and they said 'keep pushing.' I was a bit confused". Six cars can win races and you can't take anything for granted.
"I think it was just a combination of things", he admitted.
Formula One race director Charlie Whiting said the error was caused by simple miscommunication between the official starter and crew in the starter's tower, which resulted in model Winnie Harlow - a friend of Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton - waving the flag prematurely.
Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari pole position on Saturday with a record lap in qualifying on the track now named Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
"Like every Grand Prix, there's no one person to dedicate it to", said Vettel. Today I think we had a couple of small lock ups, but as you continue to push the setup there are areas that can be affected.
Hamilton admitted that he was concerned about the fact that he had lost 18 points to Vettel in the past two races.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who clocked the fastest lap at the end, managed to resist a late charge from Hamilton in the closing laps and retain fourth place ahead of the Englishman who extended his record points-scoring run to 32 races. With the improvements we made for this weekend, mostly on the power unit, introducing a new engine helped us around this track probably a bit more than other tracks, but it was a team effort. Bottas was first to blink on lap 37, Vettel following one lap later, both going to super-softs.Читайте также: Iraq election: Fire hits Baghdad recount warehouse
"I think after the stop, we had a sequence of".
"Their auto is fantastic and the engine, too".
German Nico Hulkenberg came home seventh ahead of his Renault teammate Spaniard Carlos Sainz, Frenchman Esteban Ocon of Force India and Monegasque Charles Leclerc of Sauber.
It was also a short day for Stroll, a Montreal native who locked up with Hartley heading into Turn 5 on the first lap.
Toto Wolff says the Canadian GP weekend serves as a "major wake-up call" to Mercedes to get to grips with the "new reality" of F1's expanded battle for honours.
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