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Jacques Villeneuve calls driving dad's auto in Montreal parade lap special

Jacques Villeneuve calls driving dad's auto in Montreal parade lap special

"To have a Ferrari winning today and me driving it makes me very proud and honored". He left a heritage, so I think the people who fell in love with motorsport back then are still there, and their kids and grandchildren.

A race known for spills and mishaps was mostly uneventful, other than a crash that put local favourite Lance Stroll of Montreal out only a quarter of the way through the first lap.

It is the Italian team's first time on pole in Montreal since seven-time champion Michael Schumacher managed it in 2001. "We did not really change a lot initially and that's always a good sign and gives you hope", said Verstappen.

In the final five laps, Hamilton pushed Ricciardo hard in the battle for fourth but the Australian - victor at Monaco last time out - just held on with the four-time world champion forced to relinquish his standings lead as he recorded his lowest placing of the season.

After leading all three practice sessions in the build-up, Max Verstappen had to produce an excellent lap just to claim third for the German's former team, beating Lewis Hamilton in the process. The Briton has won the last three on the track that seems to suit the Mercedes vehicle with its heavy braking after long straightaways and tight chicanes.

Now there is also a huge gap between the top six (Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull) and the rest of the field - a gap that was up to almost a full minute Sunday with a dozen laps to go.

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"This is why this year's championship is going to be decided by the one who makes the fewest mistakes, brings the best development onto the power unit of the engine on every single weekend".

"It will be interesting to see how it does in the start of the race, especially because Red Bull will start on the hypersoft".

"We were briefly talking about what we wanted to do, trying to figure everything out". Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have dominated the field this season.

"With the long straights it's hard to fight for pole position".

Daniel Ricciardo took the chequered flag in fourth ahead of Hamilton with Kimi Raikkonen sixth for Ferrari. That meant Hamilton's engine was into its seventh Grand Prix weekend - and it was seemingly beginning to feel the strain... "Thanks to the team for fixing the vehicle yesterday after I hit the wall". But the Finn says that it's the race strategy that could prove the decisive factor.