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Canadian GP 2019: 5 Things that could happen at the race

F1 Grand Prix of Monaco
F1 Grand Prix of Monaco
Modified 05 Jun 2019
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Monaco Grand Prix saw Mercedes' run of 1-2 finishes finally come to an end. So, as much as there was some change, it seems a little superficial with the German outfit and five-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton looking set to continue their domination of the F1 world.

With Valtteri Bottas slipping to third only after contact with Max Verstappen in the pits, it seems like Mercedes are really set to continue its domination.

Although Vettel did show some semblance of pace around the streets of Monte Carlo, his teammate Charles Leclerc had a horrible race meaning Ferrari are even more behind in the Constructors title race.

As we head to Canada, a race which Vettel won last year, can Ferrari put up a fight to Mercedes? Or could Valtteri Bottas, who took P2 last time in Canada, get a win back over Lewis Hamilton?

Canada has seen some surprise podium finishes in the past and even surprise wins, including the maiden win for Robert Kubica.

While Kubica winning in the Williams might be impossible at this point in time, we might be in for some good results from the midfield considering how competitive it is in there.

Or maybe Hamilton wins again and gets further ahead in the title race. Who knows?

But either way that won't stop us from guessing. Check out our 5 early predictions for the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix.

#5 Leclerc bounces back with Pole

F1 Grand Prix of Monaco
F1 Grand Prix of Monaco

One of the major stories of the Monaco Grand Prix was the absolute shocker of a weekend that hometown hero Charles Leclerc had. The young Monegasque was first let down by his team when he was left out of a second Q1 run, limiting him to a P16 start.

As he tried to plough his way up the field on the race day, he was met with the barrier when trying to overtake Romain Grosjean and thereby getting a puncture. The safety car that this brought out gave us a good race but ruined Leclerc's. With the crash behind him, Leclerc will want to put on a show in order to show his critics that he can hang in the Ferrari.

Currently, behind Max Verstappen in the Driver's title race, Leclerc will not want to be sitting there and since he's shown that he can take pole before, we see him doing so once more in Canada.

Leclerc can't count on the pole to give him a good race finish as we saw in Bahrain, but starting P1 on Saturday could propel him to a result that doesn't have Mercedes finishing first, which is what Ferrari sorely need right now.

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Published 05 Jun 2019, 09:59 IST
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