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SportVettel snatches Canadian GP pole from Hamilton

23:05  08 june  2019
23:05  08 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel clinched his first pole of the 2019 Formula 1 season, narrowly beating championship leader Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc rounded out the top three ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, who qualified in fourth to seal Renault’s best qualifying result since returning to F1 as a manufacturer team.

In the battle for pole, Hamilton seized the advantage after the first runs in Q3, posting a 1m10.493s benchmark to beat Vettel by 0.1s.

Hamilton marginally improved on his second and final lap. However, Vettel propelled his Ferrari to a 1m10.246s time to clinch his first pole since the 2018 German Grand Prix.

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Canadian GP . Vettel 's first pole position of 2019 came courtesy of a blistering lap, which stopped the watch at 1:10.240. Key to Vettel snatching P1 from Hamilton at the very last in Q3 was a mighty final sector, proving the Scuderia's straight-line advantage over Mercedes.

Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position off Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling Canadian GP qualifying, delivering a much-needed result for Ferrari. Vettel beat Hamilton by two tenths of a second with his final lap to smash his own track record and secure his first pole since last year's German GP .

His team-mate Leclerc was 0.680s adrift in third place despite shaving time off of his first effort in his final lap to demote Ricciardo, who had seized a provisional third after climbing to within 0.9s of pole.

While Valtteri Bottas had demonstrated top three potential throughout Q1 and Q2, he ended up in sixth.

Spinning under traction at the exit of Turn 2 on his first lap in Q3, Bottas was left with just one attempt at the end of the session.

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Hamilton inherits Canadian GP win from penalised Vettel Lewis Hamilton inherited victory at the Canadian Grand Prix after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished first on track, was handed a five-second time penalty for unsafely rejoining the circuit. Vettel started from pole and retained the lead throughout the opening stint. Mercedes’ Hamilton was close behind in second. With the status quo maintained through the pitstop phase, Hamilton started to apply pressure to Vettel once the two fitted the harder medium tyres. On lap 46 of 70, Vettel lost control of his car with a snap of oversteer on the entry to Turn 3.

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After a preparation lap compromised by traffic, Bottas made several mistakes on his hotlap including lock-ups at Turn 4 and Turn 10.

He did slot into fifth before Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly elevated himself above Bottas on his last attempt.

Gasly was the only Red Bull in Q3. Max Verstappen’s qualifying ended in Q2, with the Dutchman marooned in 11th place when a red flag was deployed at the end of the session.

Vettel: Penalty decision damaging F1 popularity

Vettel: Penalty decision damaging F1 popularity Sebastian Vettel says the steward’s decision to hand him a five-second time penalty for impeding Lewis Hamilton in the Canadian Grand Prix is risking killing the popularity of Formula 1. The German suffered a sudden snap of oversteer at the first chicane while leading on Lap 48, causing him to momentarily lose control of the car and cut the corner. The race stewards concluded after a review of the incident that Vettel had re-joined the circuit in front of Hamilton at Turn 4 in a dangerous manner, forcing the Briton off the track in avoidance.

Lewis Hamilton has said Sebastian Vettel knew what he was doing when he incurred the penalty that cost the Ferrari driver victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Haas’ Kevin Magnussen hit the Wall of Champions, damaging his suspension and spinning across the track before slamming into the pitwall. The resultant red flag ended Verstappen’s final run prematurely.

Having failed to post a competitive time on the medium tyre during his first run, Verstappen needed the final lap on the soft rubber in order to climb out of the danger zone.

Nico Hulkenberg ensured that Renault fielded two cars in the top seven, as he qualified ahead of the McLaren duo of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz Jr.

Despite his accident, Magnussen qualified in 10th but may face a five-place grid drop if his car requires a fresh gearbox during the rebuild.

Both Racing Point drivers dropped out of qualifying at the Q1 stage, with Sergio Perez locking up at Turn 10 en route to 16th. His team-mate Lance Stroll, propelled by the old-spec Mercedes engine after his FP3 powerunit failure, was 18th.

Kimi Raikkonen was outqualified by his Alfa Romeo team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi. Raikkonen was 17th and a casualty of Q1, while Giovinazzi was 13th.

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