Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of the qualifying session and will start from pole position in the Canadian Grand Prix. The German driver set an outstanding hot lap in Q3 and took anyone by surprise. Valtteri Bottas is set to take place in the first row alongside Vettel. The Finn had no response for the Ferrari driver and had to settle for the second place.
Although he finished every free practice on top, Max Verstappen had to settle for the third place in the qualifying session. The young Dutchman will be joined on the second row of the starting grid by Lewis Hamilton, as the reigning world championship had the fourth fastest lap in Q3.
Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo completed the usual top six. A quite notable fact was the small gap between poleman Vettel and sixth placed Ricciardo, which was less than a half a second.
Nico Hulkenberg overcame the tech difficulties he had to endure yesterday and finished seventh ahead of Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz Jr and Sergio Perez, the other three drivers who were present in Q3.
Kevin Magnussen was once again the top man for Haas. The Danish driver narrowly missed out a huge chance to enter in the last qualifying part as he ended Q2 with the eleventh fastest time. Alongside him, Brendon Hartley, Charles Leclerc, Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne were the other four drivers eliminated in Q2.
Pierre Gasly missed a big opportunity to get past the first part of the qualifying session. The Frenchman will have to start from the 16th place as he was eliminated in Q1. The other four drivers who were out after Q1 were Lance Stroll, Sergey Sirotkin, Marcus Ericsson and Romain Grosjean. Unfortunately for him, Grosjean didn't manage to do a flying lap as his car had an engine issue in the first minutes of the qualifying session.
The Canadian Grand Prix race will commence tomorrow at 7PM GMT time.