Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position off Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling Canadian GP qualifying, delivering a much-needed result for Ferrari.

Vettel beat Hamilton by two tenths of a second with his final lap to smash his own track record and secure his first pole since last year's German GP.

 "Outstanding lap," said Sky F1's Martin Brundle after Vettel delivered Ferrari's second pole of the season. "That's a stunner from Vettel."

Vettel said: "I wish I could do the lap again just for the fun of it. The car was shouting 'keep going, keep going'."

Hamilton was on provisional pole but rued making an error at the hairpin in the final sector.
"This is how racing should be," added the championship leader, embracing a battle with Ferrari and Vettel that Mercedes have often lacked this year.

Charles Leclerc was third but more than half a second off his Ferrari team-mate, while Valtteri Bottas could only manage sixth after making mistakes on both his laps in Q3.

Instead, Daniel Ricciardo grabbed a superb fourth for Renault, ahead of Red Bull's Pierre Gasly.


source: sky sports