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GP Week : Issue 222
POs DrIVer team Q1 Q2 Q3 laPs 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:15.895 1:14.661 1:14.393 21 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:15.893 1:14.673 1:14.702 19 3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:16.259 1:15.348 1:15.014 19 4 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:16.552 1:15.506 1:15.102 18 5 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:15.833 1:15.187 1:15.194 20 6 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:16.098 1:15.622 1:15.329 26 7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:16.186 1:15.706 1:15.614 21 8 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1:16.415 1:15.891 1:16.079 27 9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:16.410 1:16.006 1:16.114 23 10 Sergio Perez Force India 1:16.827 1:15.974 1:16.338 23 11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:16.611 1:16.042 19 12 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:16.361 1:16.245 20 13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:16.796 1:16.262 20 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:17.012 1:16.276 18 15 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:16.968 1:16.620 18 16 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.344 6 17 Felipe Massa Williams 1:17.886 9 18 Roberto Merhi Manor 1:19.133 11 19 Will Stevens Manor 1:19.157 10 Jenson Button McLaren No Time Q1 107% Time 1:21.141 Formula 1 round 7 canadian gp – Qualifying QUALIFYING to watch Lewis Hamilton stuff his Mercedes into the tyre wall on Friday afternoon was farical. He'd been sent out to do some clutch bite point testing, along with teammate Nico Rosberg, in sodden conditions. two thirds of a lap later and Hamilton skated off the road through no fault of his own. Mercedes, not for the first time in recent weeks, made a daft call from the pit wall. The silver lining was that the cars had been fast. Throughout practice they'd enjoyed a sizeable advantage, which looked if anything to have grown again from Monaco. Two weeks ago Mercedes advantage has closed somewhat because of the short lap length around Monaco, but in practice in Montreal there was no doubt which team had the quickest car. It was no surprise then to find Lewis Hamilton on pole and Nico Rosberg alongside him. Anything short of that could and should be considered Mercedes under performing. Predictably it was Ferrari which was second fastest. Some had suggested the Italian team had good long run pace over the Mercedes, but with such a deficit over a single lap on Saturday afternoon that seemed difficult to fathom. The second row should have been an all-read affair but power problems meant Sebastian Vettel limped around the opening session and was predictably eliminated. He was lucky to find himself on the grid at all when it came to light he'd passed Roberto Merhi, at speed, under a red flag in final practice. But from Ferrari down there were surprises. Lotus was fast, very fast, and should really have done more in qualifying as a result. Romain Grosjean was fastest in the first part of qualifying and had been third in final practice earlier in the day. Even Pastor Maldonado had shown pace suggesting the team could expect good things from Canada. To be beaten by Valtteri Bottas then will be a frustration but what the team needs to do more than anything else is get both cars home inside the points. With the pace they showed in qualifying that would almost guarantee them a good haul as they were demonstrably faster than Red Bull and Force India. If the chips fell the right way there was no reason they couldn't trouble Williams or even Kimi Raikkonen for a podium. Whatever might be on offer, getting two cars to the finish is the first priority as it is something it's struggled with all season. Just outside the top ten were the two Toro Rossos, though only one would start there given Max Verstappen had a 15 place grid penalty to take, only five of which were his fault. They were from his Monaco misdemeanour while the remainder came thanks to the Dutchman needing a fifth internal combustion unit. Since he was unable to serve all 15 places of the penalty Verstappen would not only start 18th but also have to ser ve a 10 second penalty at his 24 GPWEEK.com // 24 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> CANADA PARTNERS: Power trip