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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in action during the race.

That is your look ahead to the possible stories to follow this weekend in Canada.

"It is a good one and it is still all healthy and it is reliable so there are no concerns on that".

The delay is a blow to defending four-time champion Hamilton as he bids to claim a record-equalling seventh win at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and extend his lead in the drivers championship. Ferrari ought to know Montreal by now, seeing as how the city has hosted every Canadian Grand Prix for the last 40 years.

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Under the 2018 regulations, drivers are only allowed three power units per season.

Whether it will be a productive one for the team remains to be seen. The other occasions were 1987 and 1977. He has won before in Montreal, in 2013 with Red Bull, and was unlucky that a tactical error undid Ferrari's strategy with him in 2016.

The race will also see two other drivers chasing career milestones with Vettel looking to take his 50th career victory and McLaren's Fernando Alonso (Canada victor in 2006) celebrating his 300th race entered. "It's a circuit where overtaking is relatively straightforward, speeds are high and the cars are pushed to their limits".

However, Mercedes insisted that the decision would not affect performance or reliability.

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McLaren are the constructor with the most wins in Canada, the last of which came in 2012.

But others have also found the track to their liking including two of Hamilton's biggest challengers.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, spins during a turn at the Senna corner during the first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, Friday, June 9, 2017.

Hamilton will know he and Ferrari remain a serious threat in what is expected to be a far more entertaining affair than the boring procession in Monte Carlo, even if Kimi Raikkonen faces a potential distraction after a Canadian waitress filed a lawsuit against him for touching her inappropriately in 2016.

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Mercedes also typically struggle to extract the same level of performance from softer tyres than their rivals and have been more conservative in their approach with just five sets of Hypersoft and five Ultrasoft, compared to eight and three sets respectively for both Ferrari and Red Bull.

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