Sunday, June 8, 2014


Mercedes AMG secures all front row start at circuit Gilles Villeneuve for 2014 Canadian GP and Rosberg again snatched pole position from his rival and teammate in the final laps of practice. German landed a psychological blow on Mercedes mate Lewis Hamilton, who had appeared unstoppable in practice sessions, by a mere 0.079secs. Vettel managed to outqualify both Williams cars, beating Valtteri Bottas by just 0.002s, despite having appeared well off the pace on his first run in Q3. Rob Smedley says the lap that Sebastian Vettel pulled out in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix was “monumental”.

Nico Rosberg: "It's been a great weekend so far and I'm really pleased with how I have been able to improve my set-up from session to session. Even before Qualifying we made some quite big changes and they worked out perfectly. So I am very happy with starting from pole tomorrow. That was very important as there aren't many opportunities to overtake here, particularly if you are in the same car. I think it will be a battle between the two of us out there tomorrow as the gap to the other cars was quite big in Qualifying today and also on our long runs on Friday were strong. This is a such a good track here in Montreal and the fans create a special atmosphere so I hope we can put on a great race tomorrow for them."

Lewis Hamilton: "Nico did a fantastic lap but it wasn’t the greatest qualifying session for me because I went wide a couple of times on my lap, in turns six and eight. It was very close, with just eight hundredths of a second in it, but Nico did the better job this afternoon. It’s great for the team that we have a one-two on the grid but I am expecting it to be a tough race: it’s not that easy to overtake here, especially in the same car and with Nico being so close on pace. I will do what I can tomorrow and we will be trying to score as many points as we can. I also want to say something about this amazing weekend in Canada. It’s one of the best races of the year, especially because of the fantastic fans who make the atmosphere something special. We love coming here and I hope we can put on a great race tomorrow."

Sebastian Vettel: "It's very close to the people behind, I think four cars were with 5-6/100ths of a second so obviously I'm happy to be the quickest of those. The start of the last lap wasn't great, as I still didn't manage to get that first sector right but, after that, I tried to take more risks and it worked. Sector two was very good through the two chicanes - especially the second one. I found a significantly better line and more time compared to earlier runs, and kept it together until the end so, all in all, a very good result. I think it was the maximum we could do. I think it was very, very tight between third and sixth, so I was lucky I got the last run right and it was enough. It's quite good to start third behind the Mercedes so we will see what we can do from that in the race. The record so far shows I haven't had the smoothest of races, so it's good to have almost a clean Friday and Saturday here. Hopefully, fingers crossed, we can have a good race tomorrow."
 P.    DRIVER             TEAM           TIME        GAP 
 1. Nico Rosberg        Mercedes AMG   1:14.874         
 2. Lewis Hamilton      Mercedes AMG   1:14.953  +  0.079
 3. Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull       1:15.548  +  0.674
 4. Valtteri Bottas     Williams       1:15.550  +  0.676
 5. Felipe Massa        Williams       1:15.578  +  0.704
 6. Daniel Ricciardo    Red Bull       1:15.589  +  0.715
 7. Fernando Alonso     Ferrari        1:15.814  +  0.940
 8. Jean-Eric Vergne    Toro Rosso     1:16.162  +  1.288
 9. Jenson Button       McLaren        1:16.182  +  1.308
10. Kimi Raikkonen      Ferrari        1:16.214  +  1.340
    Q2 Fastest time: Lewis Hamilton 1:15.054             
11. Nico Hulkenberg     Force India    1:16.300  +  1.246
12. Kevin Magnussen     McLaren        1:16.310  +  1.256
13. Sergio Perez        Force India    1:16.472  +  1.418
14. Romain Grosjean     Lotus          1:16.687  +  1.633
15. Daniil Kvyat        Toro Rosso     1:16.713  +  1.659
16. Adrian Sutil        Sauber         1:17.314  +  2.260
    Q1 Fastest time: Lewis Hamilton 1:15.750             
17. Pastor Maldonado    Lotus          1:18.328  +  2.578
18. Max Chilton         Marussia       1:18.348  +  2.598
19. Jules Bianchi       Marussia       1:18.359  +  2.609
20. Kamui Kobayashi     Caterham       1:19.278  +  3.528
21. Marcus Ericsson     Caterham       1:19.820  +  4.070
22. Esteban Gutierrez   Sauber         no time set
    107% време: 1:21.052