Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2019

2019 Canadian Grand Prix grid

2019 Canadian Grand Prix

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Row 11. Sebastian Vettel 1’10.240
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’10.446
Row 23. Charles Leclerc 1’10.920
4. Daniel Ricciardo 1’11.071
Row 35. Pierre Gasly 1’11.079
Red Bull
6. Valtteri Bottas 1’11.101
Row 47. Nico Hulkenberg 1’11.324
8. Lando Norris 1’11.863
Row 59. Max Verstappen 1’11.800
Red Bull
10. Daniil Kvyat 1’11.921
Toro Rosso
Row 611. Carlos Sainz Jnr* 1’13.981
12. Antonio Giovinazzi 1’12.136
Alfa Romeo
Row 713. Alexander Albon 1’12.193
Toro Rosso
14. Romain Grosjean 1’12.109
Row 815. Sergio Perez 1’12.197
Racing Point
16. Kimi Raikkonen 1’12.230
Alfa Romeo
Row 917. Lance Stroll 1’12.266
Racing Point
18. George Russell 1’13.617
Row 1019. Robert Kubica 1’14.393
20. Kevin Magnussen** 1’11.786

*Three-place grid penalty for impeding Alexander Albon
**Required to start from pits due to chassis change

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25 comments on “2019 Canadian Grand Prix grid”

  1. Panagiotis Papatheodorou (@panagiotism-papatheodorou)
    8th June 2019, 20:20

    That is one hell of a lap. Ricciardo in 4th as well!

  2. Remember when people were prematurely celebrating the end of Vettel’s career after Bahrain?

    He’s outqualified Leclerc 6-1 this season. Not bad for a finished driver.

    1. @kingshark Well maybe, but that’s more down to Leclerc’s and Ferrari’s errors than anything special by Vettel. In addition he wouldn’t be ahead in the championship if it wasn’t for Leclerc’s misfortune and Ferrari’s ridiculous favouritism in the early races.

      1. Leclerc wasn’t a qualifying beast last season either, why do would he all of a sudden out qualify Vettel.

        1. Statistics don’t lie lol, they said it last year vettel is among the best if not the best when putting the 3 best sector in 1 lap together, meanwhile with Leclerc, well, cannot be said the same, so far this season confirm it

      2. @tflb
        Leclerc made no big mistakes in Australia, China, Spain, or today in Canada. He was just slower than Vettel.

        1. @kingshark I don’t dispute that, but in Baku and Monaco, where he looked faster than Vettel, he or Ferrari did. And I don’t think it can be denied that Ferrari’s strategies have very much flattered Vettel. Much like they did against Raikkonnen last year.

          1. well, yes, faster. and in the wall. I like the guy, been following through juniors, but he needs to mature and stop making these mistakes.

          2. @tflb
            Lol, the ridiculousness of this quote is mind boggling.

            but in Baku and Monaco, where he looked faster than Vettel

            If he had crashed again this weekend this line of thought would have persisted even Brundle mentioned it at the start of qualifying Leclerc has been faster all weekend, this notion that FP’s determine the pace over the weekend is rather ill informed and deals with wishful thinking rather than reality.

          3. @rockie I wasn’t arguing that Leclerc had been better, or that he hadn’t made errors, because he has (although Monaco was Ferrari’s fault entirely) Only that Leclerc’s errors or Ferrari’s errors does not mean Vettel is doing a good job. Ie, Vettel is being flattered. Is that so hard to understand?

  3. Didn’t see that coming. Bottas losing to not only Gasly but even a Renault, though.

    1. @jerejj, I can only guess that he lost a bit of focus due to the stoppage between the sessions – it would be understandable if he’d been outqualified if he had been forced to back off slightly to get a clean lap in, but he just went for an overly aggressive approach that cost him.

      Ricciardo’s 4th place has to be one of the bigger surprises though – Gasly had been off the pace of Verstappen, but you would have thought he’d have had enough to ease ahead of the midfield. In fact, with all four Renault powered cars going fairly well this weekend, it suggests that perhaps the recent engine upgrades that Renault have introduced are perhaps working out well for them, particularly in qualifying trim.

      1. Yeah. Bad timing to change the engine supplier?!

  4. Excellent laps from Vettel, Hamilton and Ricciardo. Whatever Bottas wins or doesn’t win this year, he’s definitely the champion of recovering safely from mishaps.

  5. Loving the mix up and even more happy that no one who has driven well today is going to be pushed down the order because of mechanical penalties.

    1. Kmag will be hoping you’re right about that…

  6. Seems to me that Niki Lauda took a lot of Mercedes luck with him, when he merged back into the universe recently. Vettel getting a lucky pole position, it was soo close, I didn’t expect that as the sector times were not showing that result at all.

    1. Was it “lucky” though? Fastest driver around the track takes pole. We know it was won in that final sector but hey…VET on pole…What’s the “lucky” part exactly?
      Now… I’m no VET fan but i have a lot of time for Seb both as a driver and personality but I would really like to cut that damn index finger of his off and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. I don’t think I’m alone in hating that celebration of his and think he needs to cut it out. Live and let live maybe but boy it grates me.

      1. It wasn’t won in the final sector, it’s the mistake people are making analysing his lap, it was won in sector 1 and 2 as he neutralised the advantage Mercedes had in the corners by staying with Hamilton and maximised his sector 3.

  7. Wow Sebastian, wow. And RIC, the RB-slayer. Good job REN so far.

  8. It looks like we get a lot of racing in the top 10 tomorrow

  9. Leclerc who? Pff

  10. Hehehehe oh look! Sara has crawled out of her hole. Youve been very quiet recently sweetheart.

  11. A shame, because of leclerc’s and bottas’ mistakes, possibly also a loss of confidence following bottas’ early one, verstappen would’ve been 3rd, and having a ferrari 1st and verstappen 3rd would’ve meant a lot for the chance of a non-mercedes win, verstappen is one who tries to overtake, especially at start, but always, even in monaco.

    While I like leclerc I feel he’s been subpar in the last few weekends, I’m not sure he has the aggressiveness verstappen would have, so I think he’ll be a notable absentee from the early starting grid, through no fault of his own, just a mix of bad luck and red bull’s slow decision.

  12. Nice mix of teams there.
    Six in the top ten.

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