"The points are important, but more important is winning the race here for Gilles, for the fans here and at home as well", he said in Italian.
It seems rather freakish that McLaren are spending time and resources on establishing an IndyCar team during the worst period in their F1 history.
Luckily for every driver on the circuit, as well as Harlow, there were no changes in positions between laps 69 and 70 and Sebastian Vettel coasted into victory unscathed. "We're still going at full pace". I'm extremely proud to become part of that story. "Okay he had an engine thing in the race, but even so qualifying was still off". The race saw very little action with only Brendon Hartley's crash in the opening lap being one of the few highlights from the race.
The situation was potentially risky, as race staff and team members often enter the track immediately following the completion of an event, assuming the cars have slowed down.
"That was amusing", said Vettel. "I could have had a DNF and lost 25 points", he said. Some of the marshals were already celebrating - I think they peaked a bit early.
"I think this was the maximum. was about hundredths of a second, so maybe from pole it could have been different, but from P2 we maxed out. But overall, it's been a great day".
Vettel confirmed on the counter in his auto and with his team that he was only completing his 69th of the scheduled 70 laps. Hamilton has won the Canadian race six times, including the previous three.
As such Hamilton's lead in the standings became a one-point deficit. This early stop allowed Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo to get ahead of him and Hamilton was never able to get close enough to pass the Australian late on. With 20 laps remaining, Hamilton began to find a rhythm to move within a second of Ricciardo while Bottas, at the front, trimmed Vettel's lead to 3.8 seconds. It was the same for Bottas running behind Vettel.
Very little in the way of overtaking in Montreal, with the safety vehicle limiting opportunities at the start and the truncated number of laps limiting them at the end.
"Ferrari ultimately have had a slightly better package". "But I'm so grateful no one was hurt!"
The Spaniard now turns his attentions to the Le Mans 24 Hours race with Toyota next weekend.
Asked if that was something that would continue for Verstappen, Horner said "no" and that it was just something the team "wanted to try" in Canada. The fact that a season could sway through reliability, I don't think anyone wants to see that.
Here's what else we learned in the Canadian GP.
According to a Formula One spokesperson, however, the mistake wasn't Harlow's fault.
A handful of Habs also were on hand, with team captain Max Pacioretty giving McLaren driver Fernando Alonso a lesson at shooting pucks in the paddocks.