George Russell puts Mercedes on pole for Canadian GP

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George Russell has given Mercedes a shocking pole position for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix. If you were looking for close racing, a 1:12.000s lap was the exact same time as Max Verstappen’s Red Bull. There were five different teams in the top six positions.

Mercedes fitted a new front wing and the car came alive in Canada with Lewis Hamilton setting the early pace but George Russell delivering in Q3 for pole position.

The Red Bull of Max Verstappen was struggling during the practice sessions but he managed to ring its neck to qualify on the front row while his teammate, Sergio Perez, was out in Q1.

The sad story was Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were both out in Q2. What seemed to be a competitive Ferrari, winning Monaco, to Mercedes experiencing a resurgence, it’s all to play for on Sunday.

Canadian GP Qualifying Results:

POSNODRIVERCARQ1Q2Q3LAPS
163George RussellMERCEDES1:13.0131:11.7421:12.00026
21Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:12.3601:12.5491:12.00027
34Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:12.9591:12.2011:12.02125
481Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:12.9071:12.4621:12.10329
53Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:13.2401:12.5721:12.17825
614Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:13.1171:12.6351:12.22823
744Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:12.8511:11.9791:12.28026
822Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:12.7481:12.3031:12.41424
918Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:13.0881:12.6591:12.70125
1023Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:12.8961:12.4851:12.79626
1116Charles LeclercFERRARI1:13.1071:12.69121
1255Carlos SainzFERRARI1:13.0381:12.72822
132Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:13.0631:12.73622
1420Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:13.2171:12.91616
1510Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:13.2891:12.94018
1611Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:13.32611
1777Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:13.36610
1831Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:13.43511
1927Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:13.97810
2024Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:14.29211
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