Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Mercedes delay engine upgrade due to 'quality issue'

Mercedes delay engine upgrade due to 'quality issue'

The rain-hit Canadian Grand Prix of 2011 was Formula One's longest race, lasting four hours, four minutes and 39.537 seconds.

The 33-year-old Briton, who loves spending time in North America where he has additionally won the United States Grand Prix four times, arrived in Montreal on Tuesday night after visiting California, reportedly to check on his dogs Roscoe and Coco, and NY.

Mercedes had intended for its works team and customer outfits Force India and Williams to run their second F1 power units of the campaign in Montreal this weekend.

"All Mercedes-powered cars will be running PU1 for this weekend, too, before receiving new units in France".

This is only the third time in Formula One history that three teams have shared the first six races equally.

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Even with his six wins, Hamilton still sits second on the all-time list - top spot belongs to Michael Schumacher, who took seven wins between 1994 and 2004.

It's a defeat that sticks in the craw of Mercedes and team principal Wolff, who is determined the champion team will not repeat the same error again.

Mercedes also typically struggle to extract the same level of performance from softer tyres than their rivals and have been more conservative in their approach with just five sets of Hypersoft and five Ultrasoft, compared to eight and three sets respectively for both Ferrari and Red Bull.

"It's certainly a different circuit, quite similar to Melbourne in a way, as it's a mix of a street and a permanent track", says Carlos Sainz Jr.

It will be a big weekend at the track, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the event's move to the island circuit across from downtown Montreal.

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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".

Canadian Lance Stroll, in the other Williams, caught the Wall of Champions in the morning and punctured a tire.

McLaren's Fernando Alonso is celebrating his 300th race entered, although it will be his 298th actual start. Ferrari ought to know Montreal by now, seeing as how the city has hosted every Canadian Grand Prix for the last 40 years.

That is your look ahead to the possible stories to follow this weekend in Canada.

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