Lewis Hamilton comfortably post fastest lap-time in Canada by claiming pole position for Sunday’s race.
The Defending world champion made it clear he’s targeting a second straight victory by claiming his 53rd career pole position ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton was just 0.062s faster than Rosberg following setting his fastest lap on his first attempt in Q3, but his final attempt meant failed to improve. Rosberg also failed his second attempt following big locked a tyre at Turn 1.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start third, while Daniel Ricciardo will start ahead of teammate Max Verstappen.
Kimi Raikkonen’s uninspired weekend continued with a qualifying time 0.589s off team-mate Vettel, will start from sixth ahead of fellow citizens Valtteri Bottas.
Felipe Massa managed eighth fastest, while Nico Hulkenberg took ninth for Force India ahead of McLaren’s Fernando Alonso.
Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz mounted the kerbs at the final chicane before losing the rear of his car and crashing into the wall. His session was over, and he will line up in 16th on the grid.
Jenson Button, the McLaren driver who won so memorably here five years ago, failed to progress beyond Q2, and will start 12th.
Kevin Magnussen’s Renault mechanics were unable to get the Dane’s car ready for qualifying after he crashed out of practice