The Canadian Grand Prix was a big race for the Ferrari Formula 1 team. The Scuderia has received widespread praise for closing the monstrously large deficit to Mercedes from last season, and becoming the nearest challenger to the Silver Arrows this year.
But the momentum built up over the first four races of the campaign, which included an unexpected victory for Sebastian Vettel in Malaysia and a near-win for Kimi Raikkonen against the brake-by-wire-less Mercedes in Bahrain, has stuttered since May's Spanish GP, where Ferrari brought a substantial aerodynamic upgrade to the SF15-T but was well beaten by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in the end.
Ferrari looked in better shape in Monaco, where pure power is less important than most tracks. Vettel was able to take advantage of Mercedes' strategic blunder under the safety car to steal an unlikely second place. However, Hamilton and Rosberg would have finished one-two comfortably but for Hamilton's unnecessary late stop.