2012 Canadian Grand Prix – Saturday Qualifying – Vettel takes pole ahead of Hamilton & Alonso

Red Bull pah-hah-ed at the sceptics after their race winning car was deemed “illegal” for having holes in the floor by grabbing pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in each of the qualifying sessions to absolutely dominate Saturday’s proceedings. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton was fastest in each of the practice sessions but fell short when required and will start from second on the grid. Ferrari continued their resurgence as Fernando Alonso will start from third place on the grid.

Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying

Mark Webber will start from fourth ahead of Nico Rosberg in fifth and Felipe Massa in sixth. Renault’s Romain Grosjean was the best of the Lotuses in seventh place and Paul di Resta eighth. Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button complete the top ten for Sunday’s race.

For all of Hamilton’s dominance in practice sessions, when it really mattered the Red Bull was the class of the field and try as they might, the others were not just up there to match the pace of Vettel. However, the pole sitter has not always had his say in the race at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and in last year’s race, Vettel was pipped to the chequered flag by Button on the last lap! I think Alonso will win tomorrow and Vettel having to settle for second.

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