Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel took the Pole position on Saturday for the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
Mr. Vettel qualified ahead of Lewis Hamilton with a new track record.
Mr. Vettel set up a thrilling Sunday
For a short while in Q-3, it looked like Mr. Hamilton was going to spoil things as he sat in provisional Pole after the first attempts in the Top 10 shootout.
After the session, Mr. Vettel said: “He’s bloody good in qualifying, hard to crack! I’m full of adrenaline to be honest. You know the feeling in the car when it just keeps coming and then you feel the grip and you go for it. It was just one of those laps. Really nice, I really enjoyed it.”
“Very happy, very happy for the team because the last weeks, the last 17 races… no but the last weeks have been tough for us.”
Mr. Hamilton was after a 7th career pole in Canada but will start 2nd on the grid after crossing the line 0.206secs slower than the Ferrari.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is 3rd on the grid, as MercedesAMG’s Valtteri Bottas had a disappointing final run of the day, ending qualifying 6th.
Ferrari has proved it has a fast car, and Mr. Vettel’s track record was a welcome moment, setting him up for chance of winning on Sunday.
Final Positions after Qualifying:
- Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1min 10.240secs
- Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) MercedesAMG GP 1:10.446
- Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1:10.920
- Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Renault 1:11.071
- Pierre Gasly (Fra) Red Bull 1:11.079
- Valtteri Bottas (Fin) MercedesAMG GP 1:11.101
- Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 1:11.324
- Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 1:11.863
- Carlos Sainz (Spa) McLaren 1:13.981
- Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 No Time Set
- Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:11.800
- Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:11.921
- Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.136
- Alexander Albon (Tha) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:12.193
- Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 No Time Set
- Sergio Perez (Mex) Racing Point 1:12.197
- Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.230
- Lance Stroll (Can) Racing Point 1:12.266
- George Russell (Gbr) Williams 1:13.617
- Robert Kubica (Pol) Williams 1:14.393
Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.
The iconic Italian Supercar manufacturer claimed the title according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Bullish to Very Bullish, there is extremely light resistance now at 151.21, and strong support at 144.58, all of our Key indicators are Very Bullish in here. Ferrari finished at 150.32 Friday in NY, a 52 wk high,
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