After a week off, the stars of Formula One are back in action for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix (2 p.m. ET/ABC). Here are the top five favorites.
Is there anyone else you’d pick? Mercedes went 1-2 last year and Hamilton has already won twice this season alone. Plus, Hamilton has won three straight races in Montreal and six overall. If he can win on Sunday, his seventh victory in Canada would tie Michael Schumacher for most ever there.
He will start fourth.
While he finished fifth in the last race at Monaco, don’t expect Bottas to repeat that. He has been very good in the past in Montreal with three straight podium results (3rd, 3rd and 2nd respectively). His No. 77 Mercedes is one to watch on Sunday. He starts second.
After winning the first two races of the season, Sebastian Vettel has just one podium finish since. But, Canada is a strong track for him as he’s had eight straight top five finishes there including a runner-up effort in 2016.
He broke the track record en route to the pole for Sunday’s race.
He won last weekend in Monaco and now has two victories on the season. Plus, he finished third last year in Montreal and won in 2014. He will start sixth.
He hasn’t had the best of luck in Montreal but he did finish fourth in 2016. Plus, he sees the success that Ricciardo is having and knows that with his feet held to the fire now, it’s time to perform. He was fastest in both practice sessions on Friday and qualified third.