Having completed the grand prix in Nice two weeks ago, Ferrari is looking forward to the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix in Toronto and confirmed it with a (since deleted) preview video.
Quand Ferrari confond Toronto et Montréal… Via @RC_sports https://t.co/zAUzL7Acrm #mtl #montreal #gpcanada #f1 pic.twitter.com/de9DTtUvqe
— Claudia Timmons (@ClodyaTim) June 5, 2018
Fans were quick to point out the mistake by Ferrari and the video was rectified, but it was too late – the damage was done.
As a Canadian, I accept that you really meant that you were SORRY about the honest mistake you made all the best this weekend. GO LAMBORGINI GO.
— edwincabrera (@niwdenapolis) June 6, 2018
— MCM Net (@mcmnet) June 7, 2018
People are mad about the Scuderia Ferrari Toronto/Montreal mixup.
I've had people IN CANADA ask "that's part of Newfoundland right?" when I say I'm from Nova Scotia. An Italian race team mixing up stock footage of Canadian cities shouldn't be a big deal.
— Christian Ryan (@ChristianRyanNS) June 6, 2018
It needed to be done #toronto#ferrari#monteal pic.twitter.com/qcoU0vzrKC
— Meve (@MeveCF) June 5, 2018
Hopefully they've shipped the cars to the right city… 😂🏁🇨🇦🚿🏎️https://t.co/rf60iOtBoT
— ⚡Julie Chaston⚡ (@JulieChaston) June 6, 2018
Well this video doesn’t bode well for your weekend. That’s not Montreal. That’s Toronto. It’s 6 hours down the road (unless your Ferrari breaks down, then it’s 8). https://t.co/DeIA2viorV
— Fake Charlie Whiting says ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@charlie_whiting) June 6, 2018
No worries McLaren, we all make mistakes. #CanadianGP
— bruce dinsmore (@brucedinsmore) June 6, 2018
Let’s move on, we love you guys so much here, it’s all forgotten. We will all wave our Ferrari flags over the weekend pic.twitter.com/57oo5W0pzl
— Coup Sur Coup Records (@coup_sur) June 6, 2018
I booked a tour of the CN tower for when I'm in Montreal this weekend. Hyped!
— Angelo Pengue (@APengue) June 6, 2018
Please. Next time come to Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/OpdQYcKoJM
— Mark Steffich (@MarkSteffich) June 5, 2018
The Ferrari cars are in for a tough weekend in Toronto with pedestrian traffic and lack of a circuit big issues for the team. On the other hand, competition should at least be minimal.
After the Toronto super race, Ferrari will contest the French Grand Prix at the Circuit Jean-Luc Picard where the team will hope to make it so that they are number one.
It’s a big few months for the team, strong results at the upcoming Australian Grand Prix and at Oulton Park for the British Grand Prix will also be vital for the team’s title aspirations.