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SportVettel hopes to pull off some Ferrari 'tricks' to end Mercedes F1 dominance

17:06  08 june  2019
17:06  08 june  2019 Source:   autoblog.com

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Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari has a few tricks up its sleeves for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix and will need to conjure. MONTMELO, SPAIN - MARCH 01: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team during day four of F 1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1

He won the Canadian GP last year, but can anybody stop Hamilton?Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari has a few tricks up its sleeves for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix and will need to conjure up something special if it is to end Mercedes ' magical run.Six races into the season, Vettel is not ready.

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Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari has a few tricks up its sleeves for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix and will need to conjure up something special if it is to end Mercedes' magical run.

Six races into the season, Vettel is not ready to wave the white flag and concede the title to Mercedes, which has racked up six straight wins, five of them with 1-2 finishes. But the German admits the battle had reached a critical juncture.

"The next races will be really crucial for us to try and get back to the front and give a much harder time to Mercedes," said Vettel, who finished second in Monaco last month for Ferrari's best result so far this season.

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Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari has a few tricks up its sleeves for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix and will need to conjure up something special if Six races into the season, Vettel is not ready to wave the white flag and concede the title to Mercedes , which has racked up six straight wins, five of them

"It will be crucial to do it rather sooner than later, but at the moment I am not too fussed, I am not looking at, 'OK this is the date.'

"Clearly we are behind, clearly there is a big margin between Mercedes and the rest and we have to lose that gap and get ahead otherwise it will be difficult to turn around.

"That is as much realism as you can get."Vettel won from pole position in Canada last year and Mercedes has suggested the high-speed circuit could again favor Italian rivals whose season has yet to get into gear.

But Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will like their chances as well on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Hamilton was fastest in Friday's early practice, but damaged his car when he hit the wall in the afternoon. The five-time world champion sits 17 points clear of Bottas at the top of the standings and in his bid to equal Michael Schumacher's seven Canadian Grand Prix victories between 1994 and 2004.

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By Steve Keating MONTREAL (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari have a few tricks up their FILE PHOTO: Formula One F 1 - Monaco Grand Prix - Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 25, 2019 Ferrari 's “We have some tricks up our sleeves whether they work or not we will see.

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Not that Mercedes needed another boost, but Hamilton and Bottas will have new and upgraded engines in their cars for this weekend's race.

Ferrari has already introduced its first upgraded powerplants of the season, but Vettel was optimistic tweaks to the car would benefit them on a circuit that plays to some of their strengths.

"There is always little tricks you can do, the question is whether they make a difference," Vettel said.

"But I am not sitting here trying to paint things black we haven't done a single lap this weekend so I am quite optimistic it was a strong track for us last year.

"We have some tricks up our sleeves whether they work or not we will see.

"There are some ideas to improve where we are and they sound quite promising, so I am optimistic but the real proof the only proof is the stopwatch."

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