Why Mercedes' rivals are up against it

Why Mercedes' rivals are up against it

Though Ferrari's headline times looked strong on Friday, Montreal is a track where Mercedes is poised to stretch its legs - and where Lewis Hamilton in particular looks ominous for the opposition

In theory the Canadian Grand Prix should be a Mercedes silverwash all the way. Similar to Italy's Monza, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal is basically a sequence of flat-out blasts punctuated by chicanes, so he who hath the best engine in Formula 1 should prosper here.

Despite the best efforts of Ferrari, Renault and Honda, which have all recently updated their power units, that best F1 engine still belongs unequivocally to Mercedes.

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