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Sebastian Vettel beats both Ferrari drivers to Canada pole position // The German takes his sixth of seven potential poles

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Sebastian Vettel beats both Ferrari drivers to Canada pole position
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Sebastian Vettel was on top form today to take his sixth pole position of seven races this year. Qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix remained clear of rain throughout, despite threatening clouds, and for the first session of the weekend, no one crashed into the barriers.

In Q1, Jérôme D’Ambrosio couldn’t stay with the pace and found himself dropping below the 107% threshold. The FIA later confirmed that he would be allowed to race, as he’d qualified in a new chassis after a crash on Friday. Jaime Alguersuari was the big name dropping out in Q1.

Q2 was a quieter session, with both Renault drivers just managing to squeeze through to the top ten shootout. For the final ten minutes, it was close at the top as P1 changed hands several times. Vettel posted a fast time that even he couldn’t beat. His teammate Mark Webber was fourth, still suffering KERS issues. Fernando Alonso finished second, with Felipe Massa behind and Lewis Hamilton was the best placed McLaren in fifth.