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Sixth pole of the season for Sebastian Vettel!

Sebastian Vettel claimed his sixth pole position out of seven this season despite Red Bull team principle Christian Horner claiming that Montreal is one of it’s weakest tracks. Vettel claimed pole position from Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso by 0.185 seconds who in-turn was ahead of team mate Felipe Massa by 0.218 seconds. A good showing by Ferrari especially given that the Ferrari’s are good off the line and Red Bull’s inconsistent KERS system. Mark Webber despite the lack of KERS on his car qualified in fourth place, 0.415 seconds away from Vettel’s time, it just shows how much time KERS is worth over a flying lap. Lewis Hamilton could only extract fifth place from his car setup; over half a second off the pole time while Jenson Button could only manage seventh place; 0.273 seconds behind his team mate. It seems that McLaren have compromised their qualifying performance because they believe that it will be a wet race tomorrow afternoon. Mercedes, who were tipped by many to be the surprise package this weekend had an average qualifying session in sixth and eight place with Nico Rosberg beating his seven time world champion team mate Michael Schumacher by 0.050 seconds. The Renault duo round out the top 10 with Nick Heidfeld narrowly edging out his Russian team mate Vitaly Petrov by 0.023 seconds. Honourable mentions for Paul Di Resta who narrowly missed out on making it into Qualifying 3; just shows that one small mistake can be seriously costly and my favourite driver of the moment Kamui Kobayashi giving absolutely everything powersliding his car out of the final chicane flirting with the Wall of Champions. We should be in for an interesting race tomorrow with the dual DRS zones and the potential for one or both Ferrari’s to jump Vettel off the grid with the fragile Red Bull KERS system. If it rains, McLaren will be in good shape but could well struggle to be on the podium if it doesn’t rain.

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