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Result: Sebastian Vettel fastest in Canadian Grand Prix qualifying

Result: Vettel fastest in Canadian GP qualifying
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Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari claims pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari has claimed pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix by achieving the fastest qualifying time.

The German edged out Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas by just 0.093 seconds to secure his first pole in Canada since 2001.

Briton Lewis Hamilton was on course for the top three until the final lap, when Red Bull's Max Verstappen pipped him to the finish line and condemned him to fourth.

Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen was poised to finish higher than his eventual fifth place, but the Ferrari man botched the second turn during the final lap and slipped off the pace.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg of Renault, Esteban Ocon of Force India, Renault's Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez of Force India rounded off the top 10.

Canadian Grand Prix qualifying rankings

1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
4. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
5. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
6. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
7. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
8. Esteban Ocon (Force India)
9. Carlos Sainz (Renault)
10. Sergio Perez (Force India)
11. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
12. Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso)
13. Charles Leclerc (Sauber)
14. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
15. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)
16. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)
17. Lance Stroll (Williams)
18. Sergey Sirotkin (Williams)
19. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
20. Romain Grosjean (Haas)

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