'You know, I get really exhausted of all the comments of me that I should change my approach, ' said Verstappen, who recovered to finish in the points in Monaco. "Merc are going to be quick tomorrow - I would say they're the ones to beat at the moment".
Vettel's lap record ensured the Ferrari driver a start from pole position in Canada.
The team took some time to find its pace over the weekend with Vettel not fully at ease with the auto until qualifying when he found the set-up he wanted to deliver an impressive pole, from which he dictated the race and converted into an equally impressive win.
The top three kept their positions from the start, with Vettel leading from pole position ahead of Bottas and Verstappen. "For sure it's a good side effect".
"I think I was a bit in trouble after Friday practice, but I guess I woke up the right way today".
The German was mighty in qualifying on Saturday and didn't put a foot wrong come race day, crossing the line 5.7 seconds clear of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen completing the podium, followed home by team mate Daniel Ricciardo and the second Mercedes of Hamilton.
An opening-lap collision saw Brendon Hartley and home favourite Lance Stroll take their leave nearly immediately, while Fernando Alonso's 300th grand prix was not an occasion to celebrate as he, too, retired early.
The Red Bull driver said at a news conference Thursday before the Canadian Grand Prix that he's exhausted of questions about the crash in Azerbaijan that also knocked out teammate Daniel Ricciardo, or the one in Monaco that sent him to the back of the grid.
Vettel wasn't happy about the number of cars on track unaware of the drivers approaching them on a flying lap. The race stewards judged it to be a racing incident, with no driver at fault.
But the early stop unleashed Ricciardo's superior pace, and when the Australian emerged from the pits on the next lap ahead of the Briton to net fourth place.
But Raikkonen drifted wide through Turn 2 at the start of his final effort and abandoned his lap, while improvements from rivals relegated the Finn to fifth on the grid. I wasn't really happy with the auto, we had some problems and I couldn't get the rhythm.
It was the 300th F1 race for two-time champion Fernando Alonso of McLaren, good for fourth all-time.