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17:55  22 june  2019
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Vettel snatches Canadian GP pole from Hamilton

Vettel snatches Canadian GP pole from Hamilton 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.

Vettel completed his third pole position of the season at the Chinese Grand Prix, and appeared to be in dominating form for the majority of the race. In Belgium, Vettel qualified on pole and won the race, his seventh victory of the season and seventeenth of his career.

Hamilton ended the final in seventh , four places behind Schumacher. Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole following a controversial qualifying session in which teammate Alonso, having set the fastest time, was given a five place grid penalty for preventing Hamilton from leaving the pit lane

Hamilton blitzes pole, Vettel seventh © Sutton Images

Lewis Hamilton claimed an impressive pole position over Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes blitzed French GP qualifying, while resurgent McLaren starred and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was only seventh.

Having topped every session this weekend at sun-kissed Paul Ricard, the Q3 shootout was a private duel between Hamilton and Bottas and it was the world champion who won out by 0.286s with successive lap records in the final phase.

Hamilton blitzes pole, Vettel seventh © Reuters REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Charles Leclerc was third, a long way adrift of Mercedes, but his Ferrari team-mate will start from the fourth row after gear shift problems left him with only one lap in Q3.

Hamilton wins controversial Canadian Grand Prix after Vettel penalty

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Valtteri Bottas pips Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at the Austrian Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel was penalised for impeding a rival. Vettel , 14 points behind Mercedes driver Hamilton in the championship, will drop from third to sixth after being found guilty of blocking Renault's Carlos Sainz.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start the Spanish Grand Prix on pole after narrowly beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel into second place in qualifying, with Valtteri Bottas third.

McLaren nearly claimed the scalp of Red Bull as Lando Norris finished within 0.009s of Max Verstappen as the Woking team locked out the third row - ahead of engine suppliers Renault at the French manufacturer's home race.

Hamilton blitzes pole, Vettel seventh © Getty (photo by Pablo Guillen/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With Red Bull closer to the midfield than the front two, Pierre Gasly was only ninth.

French GP Qualifying Top 101. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes2. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes3. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari4. Max Verstappen, Red Bull5. Lando Norris, McLaren6. Carlos Sainz, McLaren7. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari8. Daniel Ricciardo, Renault9. Pierre Gasly, Red Bull10. Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo

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Hamilton blitzes pole, Vettel seventh

Leclerc storms to second career pole in Austria.
Charles Leclerc stormed to a second Formula 1 career pole position, beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in a thrilling Austrian Grand Prix qualifying session. Hamilton’s front row spot is in jeopardy due to a post-session stewards investigation, as he is alleged to have blocked Kimi Raikkonen at Turn 3 in Q1. Along with his team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Verstappen, Hamilton opted to complete Q2 on the medium compound tyre while the Ferrari pairing of Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel used the less durable soft rubber on which they will start the race.

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