Arrivabene: Compromised right from the start


Maurizio Arrivabene concedes that Sebastian Vettel’s Canadian Grand Prix was “compromised” right from the start as he was left with a broken front wing from early contact.

Looking to hold off Valtteri Bottas at the start, Vettel, the Mercedes driver and Kimi Raikkonen were all instead surprised by the fast-starting Max Verstappen.

However, turning into Turn 1, Verstappen squeezed Vettel and made contact with his SF70H, breaking the front wing.

The German was forced to pit for a new wing, dropping him down to 18th place. He recovered to finish P4.

“Unfortunately, our race was compromised right from the start, when Seb’s car was damaged so he was no longer able to give it his best shot,” said Arrivabene.

“Initially, our data showed the damage was not too serious.

“It was only in the following laps that the wing broke, causing further damage to the turning vanes and the floor.”

As for Raikkonen, the Finn was running ahead of his team-mate in the final stage of the race only to suffer a brake problem that cost him a position and prevented him from attacking the Force Indias ahead.

“As for Kimi, towards the end he had a problem with the braking system control,” Arrivabene explained.

Ferrari will in the coming day carry out a “detailed analysis of the race, making the most of the data gathered as we prepare as well as possible for the next round in Baku.”