Vettel: We need perfect race to beat Mercedes

The German driver says Ferrari need a “perfect race” to beat Formula 1 rivals Mercedes to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.

“Obviously there was a reason why we were able to put the car on pole,” Vettel said.

“It will be a close battle, we know our strengths and we know our weaknesses. It’s a long race.

“We’re very quick down the straights, not so easy to pass but we will see.

“In terms of pace, we know it will be close, and we need a perfect race to fight for the win.”

“I don’t know I’m not a fortune teller. Or I can’t look in the future!

“I don’t know, maybe. If you come to Abu Dhabi and ask if this was the turning point, hope I can give you a yes.

“It’s a long season, lots of different tracks, different challenges, we know we need to catch up.

“We had more top speed in all tracks so far. This is a track where top speed is more relevant, not too many corners. We’ll see.

“The whole of Maranello is throwing everything at it to try and give us a better car and make it better races to come.”