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Sport Vettel takes Ferrari's first Canada pole since 2001

05:56  10 june  2018
05:56  10 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Vettel takes 50th win and F1 championship lead in Canada

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At the next round at Silverstone, Alonso took Ferrari ' s first pole since 2010, edging out Red Bull driver Mark Webber in a rain-hit session. Vettel had been having his worst season ever, and yet Ferrari was willing to The start of the 2012 campaign saw the first seven grands prix won by seven different

Vettel came out on top, giving Ferrari their first pole position since 2012 with a masterful lap around the floodlit Singaporean track. IMAGE: Ferrari ' S Sebastian Vettel celebrates after claiming pole position with teammate Kimi Raikkonen (left) and Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo (right)

a black and red toy car on the road: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel drives during a practice session at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve during a practice session for the F1 race in Montreal© REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel drives during a practice session at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve during a practice session for the F1 race in Montreal Sebastian Vettel handed Ferrari their first Canadian Grand Prix pole position since Michael Schumacher in 2001 on Saturday while Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton qualified fourth for Mercedes.

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.

Hamilton had been hoping for a record seventh Canadian Grand Prix pole, at the track where he took his first win in 2007, but instead was out-qualified by Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas who joined Vettel on the front row.

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38-year-old Finn looked set to secure his first pole since last He spun his car after pushing too hard along with Fernando Alonso and his McLaren Sebastian Vettel makes peace Alonso took pole again after Sebastian but despite all Alonso' s efforts, the Ferrari F10 with a May 17, 2018 · Find Formula 1

The top four all lapped inside the one minute 11 seconds mark.

"I got the job done. Yesterday we were a bit in trouble. I wasn't really happy with the car, we had some problems and I just couldn't get the rhythm," said Vettel, who can take his 50th F1 victory on Sunday.

"Today I switched on. I guess I woke up the right way and what a day. The car was incredible, it just kept getting quicker. In my final lap I had a small mistake, otherwise I think there was a little bit more. But it was fantastic."

Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who could have become the youngest driver ever to take pole, dominated all three practice sessions but the 20-year-old could not keep pace with the Ferraris when it mattered most.

One race, two chequered flags: Vettel blasts Canadian GP gaffe

  One race, two chequered flags: Vettel blasts Canadian GP gaffe Sebastian Vettel revealed Sunday that he was concerned about the dangers of a possible track invasion when the chequered flag was waved prematurely before he won the Canadian Grand Prix. The flag was waved by model Winnie Harlow who said she was just "following instructions", but it meant the result of the race was decided by the positions at the end of lap 68 instead of lap 70.Vettel said he realised what had happened on the penultimate lap and sent a radio message to try and help avoid confusion.

Sebastian Vettel extended his Formula 1 World Championship advantage to 25 points on a nightmare weekend for Lewis Hamilton as the German headed a Ferrari 1 -2 in Monaco, the team’ s first win in the principality since 2001 .

Hamilton went purple in the first sector, giving Ferrari a bit of a scare but in the end it was a first 1 -2 since 2008 for the Scuderia as Vettel pipped Raikkonen to pole . Pit Chat: Bored Alonso takes swipe at Formula 1 .

The Dutchman will line up third.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Formula One F1 - Canadian Grand Prix© REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Formula One F1 - Canadian Grand Prix

"I'm very happy with this weekend so far," said Verstappen, who has been much criticised for his mistakes this season. "The car's been working really well...to be third is great for us. In the race I think we can do a really good job."

DIFFICULT SESSION

Formula One F1 - Canadian Grand Prix© REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Formula One F1 - Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton will still be chasing a fourth consecutive win in Montreal on Sunday to equal Schumacher's mark of seven victories at an island circuit named after Canada's late Ferrari great.

"It was just a difficult session. The laps weren't great laps," said the Mercedes driver, like Vettel a four times champion.

"Our race pace was good yesterday. Our single lap was good too, but today it just didn't come together. Ferrari did a better job today and that's just the way it is."

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen qualified fifth fastest and will be joined on the third row by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, winner in Monaco two weeks ago and the last man to beat Hamilton to victory in Canada.

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  Ricciardo will have a grid penalty in Canada, says Newey <p>Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will have a grid penalty for the Canadian Grand Prix after winning in Monaco with a damaged power unit.</p>The designer told Reuters at a Motorsport Hall of Fame awards event that a penalty of some sort was inevitable for the Australian, who is third in the championship behind Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Although Hamilton pipped Vettel in qualifying, the Ferrari driver made a small mistake in the final sector; the pace was definitely there. Since 2001 they have had only one pole position, which was Felipe Massa in 2008; a race he should have won, but Lewis Ferrari is a shoe in for Canada .

In 2001 , Vettel went on to win the ICA Junior Eureopean Karting Championship. This order remained until the conclusion of the race with Vettel taking his first podium since his win in Bahrain. Vettel took a convincing pole position by a full second ahead of the two Ferrari cars of Massa and Alonso.

Formula One F1 - Canadian Grand Prix© REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Formula One F1 - Canadian Grand Prix

"On paper it's not that satisfying but I actually feel we made a lot of progress in qualifying," said the Australian.

"I think we got our stuff together...it felt like the laps were worth more than a sixth place but in the end they weren't...I really felt I did not a bad job."

It was another disappointing day for the U.S.-owned Haas team, as Romain Grosjean failed to make it beyond the pitlane before the engine in the Frenchman's car blew in a cloud of smoke.

The failure added to a miserable weekend for Grosjean, who has yet to score a point this season and damaged his car slightly during Friday's free practice when he struck a groundhog.

"I think I am hitting the bad luck for the next season and the one after and maybe even 2021," said Grosjean. "We're laughing about it because at one point that's the only thing you've got to do."

There were also grim faces in the Williams pit as both Canadian Lance Stroll and Russian Sergey Sirotkin failed to make it out of the first qualifying session and will again start near the back of the grid.

It was the fifth time in seven races that both Williams cars failed to advance out of the first phase.

McLaughlin plays second fiddle to pacey Reynolds .
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