Third may be his best qualifying display of this season but Kimi Raikkonen says it is still "not ideal" as Ferrari want to be at the front.
Qualifying has been Raikkonen's Achilles heel this season as his Saturday afternoons have often left him with a lot of work to do on a Sunday.
This time around in Canada, though, it was a very different story as he was best of the rest.
The 2007 World Champion posted a 1:15.014 to claim third place on the grid behind the Mercedes pairing of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
"Obviously we will see that tomorrow," he said when asked about his strategy for the race.
"Overall the weekend has been pretty good and things have been as smooth as can be with the conditions here.
"It was a bit disappointing for the team that one car had an issue but you know tomorrow is the race.
"Usually we are a bit stronger there and we have to make a good start and go from there and see what comes out.
"So far it has been pretty ok but not ideal still. We want to be in the front but this is better."