GP Canada 2010 - Qualifying result

GP Canada 2010 - Qualifying result
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S he Red Bull drivers made the first seven races Starting positions among themselves. In Canada, a McLaren is right at the front of the field for the first time. Lewis Hamilton secured pole position with a time of 1: 15.105 minutes - the third Canadian pole in a row. 'It's really overwhelming,' said a happy Hamilton afterwards. 'After I hit the wall in the third practice session, the mechanics had to change the suspensions. That was really a great job.'

Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel were left behind in qualifying for once. However, the bulls have already put their focus on the race in the final training. In contrast to Hamilton, the German-Australian duo drove their fastest laps in Q3 on hard tires. Hamilton, on the other hand, was on soft tires, with which he also has to go into the race. Since the soft mix in Montreal dissolves unusually quickly, that could be a big advantage for Webber and Vettel.

'I hope that will play our part tomorrow,' Webber looks ahead. Vettel, however, was not entirely happy with the decision: 'The hard tires took a long time to get up to temperature. I only managed to get a time on the last lap. The timing wasn't ideal.' Hamilton hopes the disadvantage won't be that big: 'We know the soft tire is not optimal. We'll try to keep it alive. But here in Canada you never know how the race is going.'

Rosberg and Sutil at the end of the top ten

Behind the top trio, Fernando Alonso also showed rising form in fourth place. The Spaniard only missed Vettel's target by 15 thousandths of a second and therefore starts from the dirty side of the second row. In the third row there is an unusual duo. World champion Jenson Button starts alongside Tonio Liuzzi's Force India. The Italian failed in the first knockout round in Istanbul and is now starting the race from sixth place.

Behind Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica, who share the fourth row on the grid, are at the end of the top ten two more German pilots. Adrian Sutil finished ninth. Nico Rosberg finished tenth in the Mercedes. Rosberg wasn't happy with the result: 'It all depends on how the tires work and we didn't manage to get them to work today. We're just sliding around and usdidn't do much to fix the problem. We just thought it would work out somehow. '

Nico Hülkenberg finished fourth in Germany in twelfth position. Despite the Williams boom,' Hülk 'was not satisfied either, which was mainly due to team-mate Rubens Barrichello landed just ahead of the German: 'For me, it's annoying to be four thousandths behind Rubens. They got stuck in the last chicane, so I braked a little too early. '

Schumacher already fails in Q2

Even starts one place behind Hülkenberg on Sunday Michael Schumacher. For the first time this season the record champion failed in the second round of qualifying. 'There were really bad balance problems that we had this weekend. Unfortunately they have now come back in qualifying ', the German analyzed soberly. In Canada he had won seven times in his career. On Saturday he was half a second behind team-mate Rosberg.

The first of the German drivers had to Timo Glock, as usual, brushed the sails in qualifying. In 21st place, the Virgin driver was once again behind the Lotus duo, which is considered a reference among the F1 newcomers. Nevertheless, the German was not dissatisfied: 'I'm very happy . We were able to reduce the gap to Lotus again. 'The gap to the rest of the field also became smaller. Both Glock and the two Lotus were less than a second behind the Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi, who was also the only driver of the established teams in Q1 eliminated.


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