That was not just a lap, that was absolute FIRE!!
Man what a bonker of lap Hamilton produced in Q3 in Canada and no one, in the end, had an answer to it in not the Ferraris and not even his own teammate.
And with this pole, Hamilton leveled his childhood hero Ayrton Senna’s tally of 65 Pole Positions. And it was really poetic to present the Brit with Ayrton’s own iconic helmet as a treasured memory for his achievement.
And here’s an interesting trivia for you guys
Bottas could only do P3 and will start the race on the second row but after all the race is tomorrow.
Kimi will line up alongside his compatriot in P4
While the Red Bull pair has the 3rd row to themselves with the Dutch leading the Australian
Massa put the Williams in P7 justifying the FW40’s potential. His teammate and homeboy Stroll could only manage P17 not helped in part by Wehrlien’s shunt.
The Force India boys line up in P8 and P9 to once again start their point scoring run after Monaco’s dismal performance.
Nco Hulkenberg once again starred in his Renault, taking the R.S. 17 once again into Q3 in P10 but Palmer could manage no better than P15 amidst increasing pressure to start scoring points for the team.
Kvyat’s good run also ended when in Q2 he tapped the wall too strongly damaging his rear right rim and putting him out in P11 and Sainz managed P13.
Splitting the two Toro Rossos is the McLaren of Alonso who had a smile on his face but it’s teammate Vandoorne who needs to pick up his game.
Grosjean was 14th fastest but Magnussen couldn’t escape Q1 being the genuine victim of the yellow flags caused by Pascal. The Saubers brought up the rear with Ericsson ahead because the Swede was able to avoid a shunt but the faster German couldn’t.
Here are the end results of today’s qualifying, expect more tomorrow after the race.