Hamilton is looking to equal Schumacher's record of seven career Canadian GP wins.
"It will be interesting to see how it does in the start of the race, especially because Red Bull will start on the hypersoft".
Hamilton, fourth at the time, headed into the pit lane on lap 16 of this 70-lap race, but the early change of tyres allowed Ricciardo to usurp the Mercedes auto. Ferrari have not won the drivers' championship since 2007 when it was Kimi Räikkönen who claimed the title for them and after Vettel's previous victories in Australia and Bahrain, this result gives great impetus to their attempt to end the drought.
Vettel, who stuck his Ferrari vehicle on pole position with a stunning performance in qualifying by breaking the lap record with a 1:10.764, will be starting on the ultrasoft compound and said it never crossed their mind to think otherwise.
The other ace up Red Bull's sleeve will be at the start when the hyper-soft compound should offer better traction off the line.
It was a strong result for Bottas, who made himself the leading Mercedes driver for the weekend thanks to his better feeling for Pirelli's softest tires, but he lamented that his vehicle didn't have the pace to challenge for more.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo was fourth for Red Bull, and denied the fastest lap by the early flag waving which meant that did not count. We learned a bit and I know the direction I want to go set-up wise.
"I just thought it was going to fail and every single lap I was just on the edge waiting for that power to drop away".
"With the long straights it's hard to fight for pole position".
Hamilton will be eager to exact revenge over his Ferrari rival at the French Grand Prix. "I corrected, but I didn't have enough room, and we collided along the wall". "To have a race like we had today is unbelievable".
"I think when we look back on this weekend we will accept the fact that, yeah, in hindsight, it would have been nice if we had more time to prepare on the hyper-soft, but it wasn't the case", he told reporters.