Vettel sets pole as Bottas stuns Canada

Sebastian set the pace in Canada

Sebastian set the pace in Canada

Sebastian Vettel will start the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix from the Pole Position after  a wet qualifying session in Montreal, but all of the talk has been around Valtteri Bottas who was third quickest for Williams-Renault in the third and final session.

Splitting the German and Finn was Mercedes-AMG pilot, Lewis Hamilton whilst last round winner, Nico Rosberg was fourth quickest with Australian Mark Webber fifth best.

He was followed by practice pace man Fernando Alonso, Jean-Eric Vergne, Adrian Sutil, Kimi Raikkonen and Perth’s Daniel Ricciardo rounding out the top 10.

Neither McLaren made the final round of qualifying, their horrible season continuing with Sergio Perez in 12th outpacing Jenson Button’s 14th.

The major incident of the session occurred in Q2 when Felipe Massa speared into the barriers completely under his own steam.

Friday’s early pace-setter, Paul Di Resta had a shocker for Force India, failing to advance from the opening qualification session.

Giedo Van de Garde’s awful season for Caterham continued with him qualifying slowest of all.


Pos Driver                Team                 Time           Gap   

1. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault     1m25.425s

2. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes             1m25.512s  + 0.087s

3. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault     1m25.897s  + 0.472s

4. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes             1m26.008s  + 0.583s

5. Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault     1m26.208s  + 0.783s

6. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari              1m26.504s  + 1.079s

7. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m26.543s  + 1.118s

8. Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes 1m27.348s  + 1.923s

9. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault        1m27.432s  + 2.007s

10. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m27.946s  + 2.521s

11. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber-Ferrari       1m29.435s  + 1.786s

12. Sergio Perez          McLaren-Mercedes     1m29.761s  + 2.112s

13. Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault     1m29.917s  + 2.268s

14. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes     1m30.068s  + 2.419s

15. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari       1m30.315s  + 2.666s

16. Felipe Massa          Ferrari              1m30.354s  + 2.705s

17. Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes 1m24.908s  + 2.590

18. Charles Pic           Caterham-Renault     1m25.626s  + 3.308

19. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault        1m25.716s  + 3.398

20. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth    1m26.508s  + 4.190

21. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth    1m27.062s  + 4.744

22. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham-Renault     1m27.110s  + 4.792

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