Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Canadian F1 Grand Prix 2018 Qualifying: Saturday's Results, Times, Final Grid

Canadian F1 Grand Prix 2018 Qualifying: Saturday's Results, Times, Final Grid

Vettel, 14 points behind the Briton, will start from the front for the fourth time at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve after setting a track record of one minute 10.764 seconds on a sunny afternoon.

Bottas lost another place in the closing stages when Sebastian Vettel put in a late run on hypersofts, initially going seventh with his first attempt before climbing to fourth on his next try. "If I get any more I might headbutt someone". For me, it was pretty straightforward, and in terms of strategy we did what we wanted to do. "I wasn't really happy with the vehicle, we had some problems and I just couldn't get the rhythm", said Vettel, who can take his 50th F1 victory on Sunday.

"But today we switched on. I guess I woke up the right way and what a day".

Before the race on Sunday, the auto Villeneuve used in 1978 will be driven by his 47-year-old son Jacques, the 1997 world champion, to lead the ceremonial parade lap.

Kimi Raikkonen said he was only "a bit off" the ideal line before the mistake which compromised his final qualifying attempt in Canada and saw him drop to fifth on the grid. "But it was fantastic".

Red Bull's Max Verstappen posted the fastest lap at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix for the third practice session in a row.

"When I heard whispers about a potential penalty here, I was like, 'I'll take it in Paul Ricard, but not here, '" Ricciardo said. So really, really happy, it's an important day for us.

"I think we can do a great job in this race, it is great to start from third".

Hamilton is looking to equal Schumacher's record of seven career Canadian GP wins. "Merc are going to be quick tomorrow - I would say they're the ones to beat at the moment".

"Obviously, the win is something special, always", said the driver who won four F1 world driving championships with Red Bull before joining Ferrari in 2015.

The likely reason is, at the first race the pink-striped Pirelli was used two weeks ago in Monaco, Red Bull was the only team to really extract a good race pace from it without suffering from too much graining or degradation. So constantly today going into that corner I was struggling to get the auto stopped, be it front locking or rear locking, so it was quite messy.

"Ferrari and Red Bull were running the HyperSoft tyres, which we will only start using tomorrow so that's why our times didn't look that good today".

On a dry and sunlit day, there was immediate drama when Frenchman Romain Grosjean pulled up in the pit-lane with clouds of smoke billowing from his Haas car's Ferrari engine. We knew in Q3 it would be a bit harder for us but to be still so close was good.

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