Vettel on Canadian pole

Sebastian Vettel (pole)“We were clear about the car today and able to improve step by step in qualifying. I’m very happy with the result and the laps at the end of qualifying, as we were able to improve each time. It puts us in a great place, but nevertheless tomorrow is more important. We put ourselves in a good position, eight metres ahead of Lewis and then we go from there. It’s supposed to be hotter tomorrow, so it’s important to get a good start and see what we can do. A lot of things can happen.”

Mark Webber (grid 4)“I’m surprised I’m in fourth – it wasn’t the smoothest session, so I’m actually quite surprised to be there. I wasn’t super happy with the last few runs in terms of confidence in the car and that means you don’t get the most out of yourself, so fourth is okay. It’s a long race and we’re up there. Seb did a very good lap. The car’s good here and the weather should be good tomorrow for the race.”

Christian Horner, Red Bull team principal“A strong team performance today. Sebastian looked really competitive throughout qualifying, going quickest on his first run in Q3 and improving slightly on his second run to take pole position for tomorrow. Mark also had a strong qualifying and will line up on the second row of the grid, we had a small issue with a tyre blanket on his last run, but nonetheless he did an excellent job and to be starting on pole and the second row is a great for tomorrow’s Grand Prix.”

Cyril Dumont, Renault Sport F1 support to Red Bull“What a lap from Sebastian today, it was very solid. Mark was a bit behind, but I think he will be up there tomorrow also. It’s good how the team has reacted to the start of the season and got the pole today. Engine-wise, we know there are many straights on this circuit so it works the engine a lot. There is also the hairpin which is difficult as it has a low RPM; it’s not that easy but we managed it quite well and we got this result.”

Q3

1.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault     1m13.784s          2.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes     1m14.087s + 0.303  3.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari              1m14.151s + 0.367  4.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault     1m14.346s + 0.562  5.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes             1m14.411s + 0.627  6.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari              1m14.465s + 0.681  7.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault        1m14.645s + 0.861  8.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes 1m14.705s + 0.921  9.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes             1m14.812s + 1.028 10.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes     1m15.182s + 1.398

Q2

11.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari       1m14.688s  + 0.50112.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault        1m14.734s  + 0.54713.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes 1m14.748s  + 0.56114.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m15.078s  + 0.89115.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari       1m15.156s  + 0.96916.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault     1m15.170s  + 0.98317.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault     1m15.231s  + 1.044

Q1

18.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault     1m16.263s  + 1.60219.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault     1m16.482s  + 1.82120.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1m16.602s  + 1.94121.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth         1m17.492s  + 2.83122.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth    1m17.901s  + 3.24023.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth    1m18.255s  + 3.59424.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth         Click here for the Official Felipe Massa web site - designed and built by Racecar

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