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Mercedes Delay Upgrade due to Quality Issues

10 June 2018

The reigning F1 champions said that "quality issues" would mean the new power unit would now be used at the next race in France.

There are two other teams - Force India and Williams - that use their engines.

The biggest being the tyres, as the same Hypersoft, Ultrasoft and Supersoft compounds used in Monaco will be available again in Canada. As with Schumacher before him, he looks to have mastered heavy braking and acceleration on the circuit's long straightaways that lead into tight chicanes.

Notably, Mr. Hamilton performs well at the Canadian Grand Prix having won it 6X, and 1 more win and he will match Michael Schumacher's wins record there.

Asked about Ferrari's engine upgrade for Canada, which debuted in the back of the Haas and Sauber in Monaco, Vettel added: "It's always been the plan, so let's see".

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, waits as mechanics work on his vehicle during the second practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Montreal.

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"This was one that got away and it's a bitter pill for us all to swallow", Wolff said.

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen, of Denmark, comes through the hairpin during the first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix auto race Friday, June 8, 2018, in Montreal. However, on arrival in Canada, the team confirmed the upgrade would be delayed until the French Grand Prix in two weeks' time.

Toro Rosso's performance will also be engine based despite a good showing on a similar track in Bahrain back in April, but with Honda bringing upgrades reportedly worth almost 30 more horsepower, if reliable it could be a big step forward.

Stroll became the youngest rookie to make it to the podium after a third place finish in Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017.

F1's 4X world champions Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton with Mr. Hamilton holding a narrow points lead over Ferrari's lead driver. Instead of that, we'll use the new one in Budapest.

From the midfield, expect Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz, and Pierre Gasly to put in a strong performance and complete our quintet. The Silver Arrows team principal Toto Wolff admitted they are pushing to bring as much performance as possible to stay ahead of their rivals.

Mercedes Delay Upgrade due to Quality Issues