Sebastian Vettel snatches dramatic Canadian GP pole from Lewis Hamilton

• Vettel outdoes championship leader Hamilton on final lap in Q3
• Max Verstappen out in Q2 after Kevin Magnussen crash

Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix for Ferrari, putting in a stunning lap of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to beat Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton into second. In what was expected to be a tight fight at the front Vettel pulled out an inch-perfect run on his final lap and was ecstatic at claiming the top spot for the first time this year. His teammate Charles Leclerc was in third, with Daniel Ricciardo making the best of his chance to take fourth for Renault. Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly was in fifth.

Vettel did a superlative job to ensure pole for the 50th Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal and exploit the minor advantage Ferrari appear to have enjoyed all weekend. Hamilton was quickest on his first hot run in Q3 with a time of 1min 10.493 seconds, almost two-tenths clear of Vettel. However on their last runs the German pulled out all the stops, and with a time of 1min 10.240 seconds left Hamilton, who made a mistake at the hairpin on his last lap, in his wake, two-tenths down.

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Source: Formula 1

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