Lewis Hamilton matched his childhood idol Ayrton Senna today with his 65th career pole at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montréal. Sebastian Vettel was 2nd ahead of Valtteri Bottas.

Q1 ended with Wehrlein‘s Sauber against the barriers after making a mistake in turn 1. This hindered everybody else’s improvement and left Vandoorne, Stroll, Magnussen, Ericsson and Wehrlein eliminated.

Palmer made it through Q1, but he couldn’t do better than last place in Q2 behind Grosjean, Sainz, Alonso and Kvyat. The Russian driver had a puncture at the end of the session after hitting the wall. The battle for the pole was extremely close between Hamilton and Vettel until Hamilton‘s very last lap, where he managed to set an incredibly quick time. Vettel‘s was 3 tenths slower, while Bottas and Räikkönen were once again remarkably behind their teammates.


POS Piloto Equipo Tiempo/dif.
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1’11.459
2 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 0.330
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 0.718
4 Kimi Räikkönen Scuderia Ferrari 0.793
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 0.944
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1.098
7 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 1.399
8 Sergio Pérez Sahara Force India F1 Team 1.559
9 Esteban Ocon Sahara Force India F1 Team 1.676
10 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport F1 Team 1.812
11 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1’13.690
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 0.003
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. Scuderia Toro Rosso 0.066
14 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team 0.149
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport F1 Team 0.603
16 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda 1’14.182
17 Lance Stroll Williams Martini Racing 0.027
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team 0.136
19 Marcus Ericssen Sauber F1 Team 0.313
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber F1 Team 0.628