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Sebastian Vettel secures pole position in Montreal // Red Bull lead the way in Canada, whilst Williams struggle

Published by Christine Blachford

Sebastian Vettel secures pole position in Montreal
Credit: Vladimir Rys

Welcome to F1Minute - Sebastian Vettel secures pole position in Montreal.

After Hamilton dominated practice day in Canada, it was Sebastian Vettel’s turn to take the lead on Saturday. The Red Bull driver was fastest in the final practice session, albeit by just six thousandths of a second.

The weather was much improved for qualifying day, with the sun beating down on the track. Jean-Éric Vergne was the driver to go out in the first session, not only dropping out with the Caterham, HRT, and Marussia drivers, but also being beaten by both Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov.

The second session saw Williams lacking pace, and Pastor Maldonado spinning at the very end. He avoided a big smash but may still have damaged the car. Kimi Räikkönen failed to make it into the top ten, but Lotus teammate Romain Grosjean did, and finished seventh in Q3.

Jenson Button struggled for pace, getting into the final session but qualifying tenth. It was Vettel who took pole position ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.