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Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole in Canada

The German driver beat Hamilton to pole in Canada by 0.079s.
Saturday, June 7, 2014

7th June, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Nico Rosberg took pole position in Canada ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

The German driver beat Hamilton to pole by just 0.079s at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. This is Rosberg’s first pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix but only four drivers have won the race from pole in the past 10 years.

The two Williams drivers looked set for a top 3 finish but it was Vettel who finished the session third fastest.

Valtteri Bottas qualified fourth with teammate Felipe Massa qualifying fifth.

Daniel Ricciardo qualified outside the top 3 for only the second time this year and will start tomorrow’s race sixth.

Fernando Alonso finished the session eighth followed by Jenson Button.

Kimi Raikkonen risked one timed lap during Q3 which was enough for eighth at the time but saw him drop back to tenth towards the end of the session.

Nico Hulkenberg just missed out on Q3 and will start in 11th. The Force India driver has been unable to finish any session in the top 10 so far this weekend.

Kevin Magnussen qualified 12th followed by Sergio Perez, Romain Grosjean, Daniil Kvyat and Adrian Sutil.

Pastor Maldonado missed out on Q2 by 0.8s and will start tomorrow’s race 17th.

At Marussia, Max Chilton out-qualified Jules Bianchi and will start 18th while Bianchi will start 19th.

The Caterham's finished two-by-two also. Kamui Kobayashi will start 20th and Marcus Ericsson 21st.

Ericsson brought the red flags out 16 seconds before the end of Q1 after losing control of the car at Turn 8 and crashing into the wall at Turn 9.

Esteban Gutierrez was unable to take part in qualifying as Sauber had to change his chassis following a crash in FP3.

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