"Yeah, I think so ... but that's racing", Ocon told Buxton, when asked whether he thought Perez had compromised his race.
Vettel was not particularly slow out of the starting blocks, but as Valtteri Bottas dived underneath the German, and then Verstappen raced around the outside, the driver who had finished either first or second at every round of the season so far was suddenly on the back foot.
It was Hamilton's third pole this year, his sixth in Canada - equaling the record of German Michael Schumacher, and the 65th of his career. The Ferrari had looked the quicker auto during final practice, but in qualifying Hamilton improved by over a second to take pole.
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Vettel had to pursue his own singular race and did so with admirable determination. "It was incredible teamwork". Out came the safety vehicle. It doesn't mean it's going to be like that all the time, but I think we learned a lot. "He did a very late move at high speed which could have taken us both out".
"It was clear with the damage we had that unless there is trouble at the front or we are extremely lucky with safety cars or whatever that it would be hard".
Behind them, Sainz collided with Frenchman Romain Grosjean's Haas and then spun and crashed into the barriers, collecting Brazilian Felipe Massa's Williams along the way. Sainz thudded into the wall at Turn Three, while Massa was also out of the race.
Hamilton managed to make a good start to the race, which kept him out of the way of the hard-charging Max Verstappen - the Red Bull driver climbing from fifth to second on the run into the first corner - but, from that moment on, Hamilton was never troubled. His auto suffered a damaged front wing at the start when Verstappen sliced past, forcing an early stop.
"I'm just so honored to be here this weekend", he said. "I had a bit of a lock-up but I knew there was an opportunity and I dived in". The Finn, suffering from brake issues, went straight on at the final chicane and Vettel passed him for sixth place on lap 61.
Wehrlein, whose auto was rolled over on its side in Monaco by Jenson Button, qualified in last place while McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne and Williams's Canadian driver, Lance Stroll, also failed to impress.
"I couldn't rest the whole race". "I'm very happy with everything we've done this weekend and I'm very happy with the lap".
McLaren remain the only team yet to score a point. "The beginning of the race did not go our way but I still believed we could fight back", he said. "It's insane to think after 10 years that I enjoy racing every lap just as I did 10 years ago". I actually feel like jumping in the lake!
"Lewis has these days where you understand why he's different to others", Wolff said after qualifying.