Understandably, Sebastian Vettel was a happy man: ''Perfect is probably a good way to describe it. It's unbelievable. I said yesterday how much this place means to Ferrari and to have a race like we had today is unbelievable.
It's 50 for me but after a long stretch that Ferrari didn't win here, I saw the people around and they were super happy. There is still a long way to go [in the championship] so I'm not too bothered about it.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, to have a Ferrari winning today and me personally makes me very proud and I'm honoured. It's a day to remember the great Gilles Villeneuve.''
Mercedes' star man in Montreal was Valtteri Bottas. A very good 2nd for the Finn: ''Second place as a driver when you really want to win races is not the best place to be – but you know, honestly from today where we started, with the start we had, with the pace we had, there was nothing more possible. That’s where we are as a team now. Ferrari was better this weekend, Red Bull very close to us, so I think today nothing we could have done better.
Our car is just not quick enough, so I don’t get too upset being second but no doubt I really want to win. And there has been many occasions this year that it has been pretty close, so for sure we’ll keep pushing on that – but as a team we need to improve, and also for myself, trying to find every single little bit I can.''
Following a lot of tough weekends in 2018, Max Verstappen got a much-needed P3: It was a good race. ''We had to pit early, because the hypersofts were pretty much gone. But then we had a really good pace on the supersofts, so I was steadily closing the gap and especially the last few laps I think we were really competitive. I think it was only one-tenth on the line, which was a shame, but yeah, good race. I enjoyed it.''
Fourth place finisher Daniel Ricciardo had this to say: "We had the upgrade this weekend and my car struggled more with the driveability, the calibration. It could have been better, let's say that. I was just struggling to keep the tyres under control with that driveability. I would say it explains some of the inconsistency.
But also, Max was driving really well all weekend, so I won't take that away from him. I'm relatively content for a fourth place. We did all we could. For us to take a few points away is a little win [from the championship lead] and gives us a lot of encouragement."
Toto Wolff was not a happy camper in an interview with ORF (via Motorsport.com) after the race: ''It is a s*** result for us. I have to put it like that. It is a strong track for us, but all weekend long we did little mistakes, from the beginning on.
"The only feeling I have is that we have to wake up. We fall behind in every aspect. This is a track where we should have maximised points. It was not about performing damage limitation."