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Red Bull Fall at 8th Hurdle as Hamilton Takes Canadian Pole

June 12, 2010

Red Bull’s run of consecutive poles came to an end this afternoon, when Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver set the fastest time in Q1 and Q2, and was on course for pole throughout Q3, until Mark Webber set provisional pole. But Hamilton played a blinder on his last lap, and set a time of 1:15.105 to knock the Red Bulls of their perch.

Hamilton was then forced to stop on the track after running low on fuel, and he was seen celebating is pole pushing his McLaren back towards the pits.

Webber very nearly took pole as the chequered flag came down on Q3, but was pipped by Hamilton by over two tenths of a second. Sebastian Vettel, who struggled with tyre temperature throughout Q3, pulled a quick lap out of the bag when it mattered, and will start third ahead of Fernando Alonso in fourth.

Jenson Button, who only just made it into Q3, set the fifth fastest time, while Vitantonio Liuzzi scored his best qualifying result of the season, setting the sixth fastest time, ahead of Felipe Massa in seventh, Robert Kubica in eighth, Adrian Sutil in ninth, and Nico Rosberg in tenth, who out-qualified teammate Michael Schumacher, who failed to improve on 13th. The two will be split by the Williams’ of Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg in 11th and 12th.

Vitaly Petrov will start in 14th, with the Toro Rossos of Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari 15th and 16th, with Pedro de la Rosa 17th and Kamui Kobayashi in 18th, failing to get through to Q2, and joining the three new teams at the back of the grid.

Hamilton made it a hat trick of poles in Canada today, and will be hoping for his second win in succession tomorrow.

The race starts live on BBC1 at 5pm.

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  1. […] The McLaren driver set the fastest time in Q1 and Q2, and was on course for pole throughout Q3, until Mark Webber set provisional pole. But Hamilton played a blinder on his last lap, and set a time of 1:15.105 to knock the Red Bulls of their perch… More […]



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