Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix from pole position ahead of his teammate, Nico Rosberg.
Jenson Button's McLaren-Honda suffered ERS-related failure towards the end of this morning’s FP3. His car was not ready for qualifying.
Felipe Nasr damaged his Sauber against the wall in bizarre fashion. The Brazilian opened his DRS and then began weaving to get heat into his tires and subsequently lost control, hitting the inside barrier and causing substantial damage to the front of his car. However, he took part in the qualifying session.
Lewis Hamilton set the pace early, but his time was beaten by his teammate Nico Rosberg and then, near the end, by Romain Grosjean. The Lotus was fitted with a set of red super soft tires.
Rosberg finished second head of Hamilton, Maldonado (Lotus) and Nico Hulkenberg (Force India).
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was sent out very late in the session. He completed two timed laps, good only for 16th place.
Out after Q1: Jenson Button (McLaren) Will Stevens (Manor), Roberto Merhi (Manor), Felipe Massa (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).
In Q2 Grosjean set the pace before Raikkonen and then Hamilton beat him. Hamilton’s time of 1m14.661 remained the fastest of the session.
Rosberg finished second ahead of Grosjean, Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas (Williams) and Maldonado.
Out after Q2: Felipe Nasr (Sauber), Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Max Verstappen (Toro Rosso), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso).
Hamilton dominated Q3 with a time of 1m14.393, beating a visibly frustrated Rosberg, Raikkonen Bottas, Grosjean, Maldonado, Hulkenberg, Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull Racing), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing) and Sergio Perez (Force India)