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F1: Sebastian Vettel wins pole for Canadian GP

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Sebastian Vettel will start from the pole position in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix after taking the pole away from Lewis Hamilton in his final flying lap of qualifying this afternoon.

The Ferarri driver set a new track record during with his fast lap of 1 minute, 10.240 seconds around Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal.

“I’m full of adrenaline,” Vettel said following qualifying. “Very, very happy for the team. The last few weeks have been tough for us. The car felt good. I hope we can carry that into the race.”

Hamilton starts tomorrow afternoon’s race from P2, following a Q3 lap of 1 minute, 10.446 seconds. Charles Leclerc, Vettel’s Ferrari teammate, will roll off alongside Daniel Ricciardo in Row 2.

Pierre Gasly starts fifth for Red Bull, while Valtteri Bottas qualified a disappointing sixth in his Mercedes entry.

Nico Hulkenburg, Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz, and Kevin Magnussen qualified seventh through 10th, respectively, with Magnussen advancing into Q3 after a red flag that prematurely ended Q2.

Ironically, the red flag came out because Magnussen lost control on entry into the Turn 13 chicane before hitting both the ‘Wall of Champions’ and then the inside wall.

Magnussen walked away from the incident, but did not post a lap in Q3.

Montreal native Lance Stroll will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix from 18th for Racing Point.

Full qualifying results and times are below:

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen takes pole at Brazilian GP

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has taken pole position for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

It’s the second career pole for the Dutch driver, who beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.123 seconds.

Verstappen’s first pole was earlier this season at the Hungarian GP in August.

Six-time champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes will start from third position. The 2018 winner at Interlagos finished 0.191 seconds back.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Alexander Albon finished in fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Hamilton was fastest in final practice earlier Saturday, 0.026 quicker than Verstappen.

The Brazilian GP on Sunday is the penultimate race of the season. Hamilton secured the season title, his sixth, in the previous race in the U.S.