Michael Schumacher got it right when he said that Montreal was a case of damage limitation for Ferrari, and there's no question that the Italian team were more than happy to come away with a second place, bearing in mind the state they were in on Friday. Only two points were lost to Fernando Alonso in the title battle, although that was still two more than Michael could really afford at the half-way mark of the season.
The funny thing is that it was Alonso who came to Canada hoping not to lose out too much to his main rival.
"I think it will be difficult to increase [the lead] coming to two races where probably Ferrari are the favourites for the straightline speed they have," the Spaniard said on Thursday. "I think we have to defend here a little bit, and hopefully finish in front of them, but it will be extremely difficult."