Vettel ‘not too bothered’ about overtaking Hamilton

Date published: June 10 2018

Sebastian Vettel played down any significance of leapfrogging Lewis Hamilton at the top of the World Championship standings after winning in Canada.

Vettel cruised to a lights-to-flag victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, controlling proceedings from start to finish for a third win this season.

The German has overtaken Hamilton at the top of the table and has a single-point lead heading into France, but Vettel is not too fussed about it at this early stage of the season.

“Perfect is probably a good way to describe it,” Vettel said after his dominant win.

“It’s unbelievable. I said yesterday how much this place means to Ferrari and to have a race like we had today is unbelievable.

“It’s 50 for me but after a long stretch that Ferrari didn’t win here, I saw the people around and they were super happy.

“There is stll a long way to go [in the championship] so I’m not too bothered about it. It’s a good side effect.

“Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, to have a Ferrari winning today and me personally makes me very proud and I’m honoured. It’s a day to remember the great Gilles Villeneuve.”