Vettel said. "I brushed the wall and lost some time getting ready for the second session".
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff said Bottas' narrow deficit to Vettel - 0.093s - could not purely be blamed on limited running on the hypersoft given Mercedes would also have benefited from an upgraded engine this weekend had the team not run into late reliability concerns with the new units earlier this week.
Not only was it Ferrari's first pole in Canada since 2001, this weekend's race marks the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal - with the inaugural race being won by Ferrari legend and the driver the circuit is named after, Gilles Villeneuve. Vettel's best lap time of one minute 10.776 seconds bested the record of 1:11.459 set previous year by Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton.
"Even after Monaco we spoke quite a bit after the race, even Monday we spoke a little bit".
Before qualifying, Verstappen had posted the fastest lap in all three practice sessions. You could see in Monaco that we have a great auto and it's very unfortunate that we don't have the top speed to compete all the time. "We did not really change a lot initially and that's always a good sign and gives you hope", said Verstappen.
"I was very happy with the last qualifying lap, very happy with my first lap".
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The Brazilian's transfer was only just officially announced by the club which sparked the image to circulate across the internet. Why will he be a good signing for United? "I think he is very happy but now is the time to think about the national team".
"We extracted the best we could out of qualifying". Hamilton's chief championship rival, Sebastian Vettel, finished fifth.
One factor that could count in Mercedes' favour on Sunday is that like Ferrari - but unlike Red Bull - they made it through Q2 on the more durable ultrasoft tyre, meaning they will start the race on that compound.
"We have the pace to take the fight to Ferrari and Mercedes".
It was the second time this season Verstappen has failed to finish.
"I get really exhausted of asking me that I should change my approach", he said at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Montreal's Ile Notre-Dame.
The teams contest a race with their own rafts, built from parts found in the garages, across the rowing lake on the island that hosts the circuit, but Ferrari said they would not take part because they needed to go back and rest in their hotel.
And then a quick new track record for Vettel, knocking spots off the Mercedes with 1:10.776.