Seb Vettel Starts From Pole in Canada
After six such unpredictable results, pole position in Canada was possible for many drivers across the grid. The Ferrari of Alonso proved to be a threat for the sought-after starting position. However, Sebastian Vettel wasn't shifting from his favourite place on the grid.
"We were clear about the car today and able to improve step by step in qualifying," Sebastian celebrated.
"I’m very happy with the result and the laps at the end of qualifying, as we were able to improve each time. It puts us in a great place, but nevertheless tomorrow is more important.
"We put ourselves in a good position, eight metres ahead of Lewis and then we go from there. It’s supposed to be hotter tomorrow, so it’s important to get a good start and see what we can do. A lot of things can happen."
Qualifying just wasn't meant to be for Michael Schumacher. His final flying lap was interrupted by a slow moving competitor (Felipe Massa) and the lap was aborted.
Michael was less pleased with his day, "Well, this certainly was not how we had planned our qualifying to be today."
"Our calculation for Q3 was to go for two laps and attack on the second one after we had seen at the beginning of Q3 that one lap did not work properly. I don't really know how we managed not to make it over the line early enough to start the second lap but, when I passed the line, the team told me it was too late.
"We could not have achieved pole today as we could not do the times the guys up front were doing, but I could most likely have been able to do the time I was doing earlier in qualifying and start the race from a bit a better position.
The German hopes for a good race result, "I now have to take it how it is and make the attack in the race tomorrow that I could not do today."
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:13.784
9 Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:14.812