Canadian GP: Vettel beats Hamilton to end pole drought

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It was Vettel's first pole position triumph of the season, his first pole in 17 races since last year's German Grand Prix and a signal that Ferrari's superior straight-line speed was well-suited to the track.

Scuderia Ferrari have had several opportunities to assert themselves as true rivals to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, which have been the dominant team in Formula 1 through six of the 2019 season's first 21 races, so far this season, namely in the season's second and fourth races, the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, respectively. On his way there the theatre continued as he moved the No 1 marker board from in front of Hamilton's auto, replacing it with the No 2 and put the original where his vehicle would have stood had he brought it to the parc ferme.

He entered the green room and said to Hamilton: "Where am I supposed to go?"

"Today's been pretty good and we achieved a lot of running", Ricciardo told the Renault website.

Hamilton, who has won six times at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the past was only sixth quickest in his Mercedes-GP, 0.7 seconds off the pace of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

"Today the auto was a lot better", he said. "If I had a choice, I would go back to V12s - naturally aspirated engines".

"I think credit to Ferrari, they had the fastest auto and Sebastian had a stunning lap to be on pole", he said. Lewis Hamilton took the win for Mercedes but only after an incident that left Vettel fuming, disappointed and confused as to how the decision against him was made. I'll be here for all the build-up live updates and reaction from the race.

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Not only did it end his session, but it affected several other drivers on their final attempts to qualify for the top 10, ironically including teammate Romain Grosjean, who was on his sole fast lap immediately behind Magnussen when he crashed. It is very bumpy, very rough. The German won from pole position from qualifying in Montreal previous year.

Mercedes had the added concern of one of its customer engines - in the back of Lance Stroll's Racing Point - blowing up in the final practice session before qualifying.

As for Stroll, his immediate goal will be to emerge from Q1 - the first round of qualifying - on Saturday, something he has failed to do in the last 10 tries dating to last season. We knew the track would suit us but still we have to do the job.

"I never ever want that to happen".

Red Bull's Max Verstappen also hit a wall in the second session, ending 13th, as did Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi in the morning run.

Sunday's race, which will be broadcast live on TSN, starts at 2 p.m. With only moments remaining in Q2, Kevin Magnussen, who was tenth fastest at the time, crashed his Haas F1 racer in the chicane leading onto the main straight, doing serious damage to his auto and bringing a halt to the session.

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