Sebastian Vettel takes his second consecutive Canadian pole position ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Vettel looked unbeatable when he posted a time over half a second ahead of his closest rivals. Just to be sure he went a further second faster giving him a three tenth gap to Hamilton. The pole position moves him and his Red Bull team one step closer to their first victory at the Circuit Giles Villeneuve. He’ll have his work cut out as not too many drivers have won this race from pole and there are sure to be many safety cars.
His team-mate Mark Webber had to settle for fourth place, after dominating in the previous race. Hamilton gave it his all to try and take the top spot on the grid and had to give up on his first lap. His second lap was better, but he couldn’t find the speed to topple the German. Fernando Alonso wasn’t too far behind him at under a tenth of a second. The Ferrari was fastest in the first sector, but lost too much time in the remaining two.
Jenson Button was lucky to make it into the top 10, but couldn’t find the pace to go any faster than that. His McLaren had trouble under breaking and consistently locked up adding to his lack of qualifying pace in recent races. Button found himself on the cusp of the dropout zone, before a crash from Pastor Maldonado saved him from dropping out.
Michael Schumacher was out-qualified for the third time this season by Nico Rosberg. Schumacher sits one place ahead of Button on the grid, while Rosberg takes fifth. Romain Grosjean also came out on top of the inter-team battles after qualifying in seventh. He’ll be hoping that the improvement in grid position will help him get through the first corner this weekend. Kimi Raikkonen just missed out on the final session and had to settle for starting in 12th.