Lewis Hamilton was beaming after a brilliant qualifying session secured the seven time world champion a seasons best P4 heading into Sunday. LEWIS HAMILTON recorded his best qualifying position this season and will start from FOURTH at the Canadian Grand Prix.
LEWIS HAMILTON recorded his best qualifying position this season and will start from FOURTH at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Current Champion Max Verstappen will start from pole, while 40-year-old Fernando Alonso will start from second.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will start from the back of the grid as a result of an excessive engine usage penalty.
Alonso thrilled with second place
Fernando Alonso hailed his shock second place.
The Alpine ace, 40, said: “It feels great.
“It has been an unbelievable weekend and we have been competitive and thanks to the wet conditions, the car was mega and I was so comfortable.
“Red Bull are in a different league and pole was beyond our wildest dreams, so we will take a place on the front row.”
Ecstatic pole winner Max Verstappen said: “In tricky conditions we stayed calm and made no mistakes, so I am happy with pole.
“You were really on the edge with the grip but then it became more enjoyable as the track dried and luckily it all worked out in the end.”
The top 10 – how it looks on the grid
1. Max Verstappen
2. Fernando Alonso
4. Carlos Sainz
4. Lewis Hamilton
5. Kevin Magnussen
6. Mick Schumacher
7. Esteban Ocon
8. George Russell
9 Daniel Ricciardo
10. Guanyu Zhou