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Formula One: Vettel takes sixth pole of season in Canada

Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel claimed his sixth pole position in seven races this year on Saturday when he topped the times in qualifying for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. The 23-year-old German, in his Red Bull car repaired after a crash into the ‘wall of champions’ on Friday, clocked a best lap of one minute and 13.014 seconds. This left him out in front ahead of the two Ferraris of Spaniard Fernando Alonso and Brazilian Felipe Massa, the two-time champion just squeezing ahead of his team-mate in the closing seconds. Australian Mark Webber qualified fourth in the second Red Bull with Briton Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 champion, taking fifth ahead of German Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes.
Vettel’s pole was the 21st of his career and came on a circuit where Red Bull have never won, but where Hamilton claimed his maiden victory and won again last year. Hamilton’s McLaren team-mate and fellow-Briton Jenson Button, champion in 2009, wound up seventh ahead of seven-times champion Michael Schumacher in his Mercedes.Another German Nick Heidfeld was ninth for Renault ahead of his team-mate Vitaly Petrov of Russia.
Qualifying times
Qualifying N.3
1. Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull-Renault 1:13.014, 2. Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 1:13.199, 3. Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari 1:13.217, 4. Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull-Renault 1:13.429, 5. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.565, 6. Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:13.814, 7. Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.838, 8. Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes 1:13.864, 9. Nick Heidfeld (GER) Lotus-Renault 1:14.062, 10. Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Lotus-Renault 1:14.085
Qualifying N.2
1. Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari 1:13.431 (Q), 2. Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull-Renault 1:13.486 (Q), 3. Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull-Renault 1:13.654 (Q), 4. Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 1:13.672 (Q), 5. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.926 (Q), 6. Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:13.950 (Q), 7. Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.955 (Q), 8. Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes 1:14.242 (Q), 9. Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Lotus-Renault 1:14.354 (Q), 10. Nick Heidfeld (GER) Lotus-Renault 1:14.467 (Q), 11. Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India-Mercedes 1:14.752, 12. Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams-Cosworth 1:15.043, 13. Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.285, 14. Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India-Mercedes 1:15.287, 15. Sébastien Buemi (SUI) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:15.334, 16. Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Williams-Cosworth 1:15.361, 17. Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.587
Qualifying N.1
1. Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 1min 13.822sec (Q), 2. Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull-Renault 1:14.011 (Q), 3. Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari 1:14.026 (Q), 4. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.114 (Q), 5. Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.374 (Q), 6. Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull-Renault 1:14.375 (Q), 7. Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Lotus-Renault 1:14.699 (Q), 8. Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India-Mercedes 1:14.874 (Q), 9. Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:14.920 (Q), 10. Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India-Mercedes 1:14.931 (Q), 11. Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes 1:14.970 (Q), 12. Nick Heidfeld (GER) Lotus-Renault 1:15.096 (Q), 13. Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Williams-Cosworth 1:15.331 (Q), 14. Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams-Cosworth 1:15.585 (Q), 15. Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.694 (Q), 16. Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:15.901 (Q), 17. Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.229 (Q)
18. Jaime Alguersuari (ESP) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:16.294, 19. Jarno Trulli (ITA) Team Lotus 1:16.745, 20. Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Team Lotus 1:16.786, 21. Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania-Cosworth 1:18.424, 22. Timo Glock (GER) Virgin-Cosworth 1:18.537, 23. Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania-Cosworth 1:18.574, 24. Jerome d’Ambrosio (BEL) Virgin-Cosworth 1:19.414



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