Provisional grid for the Canadian Grand Prix


Qualifying in Canada was a wet and murky affair, with the entire hour-long session being completed on intermediate tires. However, this played into the hands of Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas as they finished in the top three, but a dry race is in store today so long as the blue skies currently gracing Montreal remain.

There are three changes to the qualifying result due to steward penalties:

Raikkonen and Ricciardo only lose one place on the grid as their penalties were awarded consecutively. As Raikkonen was the first to breach the rules, he was relegated from 9th to 11th, bumping Ricciardo up to 9th. Ricciardo’s penalty then drops him two places to 11th, with Nico Hulkenberg starting 8th for Sauber.

Canadian Grand Prix – Grid

1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
5 Mark Webber Red Bull
6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari
7 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso
8 Adrian Sutil Force India
9 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber
10 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus
11 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso
12 Sergio Perez McLaren
13 Pastor Maldonado Williams
14 Jenson Button McLaren
15 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber
16 Felipe Massa Ferrari
17 Paul di Resta Force India
18 Charles Pic Caterham
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia
20 Max Chilton Marussia
21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham
22 Romain Grosjean Lotus