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By Michael Emons

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  1. Back tomorrow at 17:30 BST

    And so the Formula 1 season springs back into life in style!

    After six wins in six races for Mercedes; Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel have done what they needed to do and snatched pole position away from Lewis Hamilton.

    With a front row of Vettel and Hamilton, and with both Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen looking to go on the charge tomorrow, it is all set up absolutely perfectly for what could be the race of the season.

    Make sure you join us again at 17:30 BST tomorrow before the race gets going at 19:10 BST. Thanks for all your comments as always and don't miss out on Sunday. Goodbye!

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  2. Vettel beats Hamilton to Canada pole position - read the report


    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes to pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix.

    It was only the second time in seven races Mercedes have been beaten to pole - the other by Vettel's team-mate Charles Leclerc in Bahrain in March. Vettel was 0.206 seconds quicker than Hamilton, with Leclerc 0.680secs off.

    Daniel Ricciardo was a surprise fourth for Renault after Red Bull's Max Verstappen was caught out by a crash by Kevin Magnussen in the second session.

    Hamilton had been quickest on the first runs in the top 10 shoot-out, by nearly 0.2secs from Vettel, but the German four-time champion pulled out a special lap on his final run.

    Vettel whooped with delight over the radio as he took his first pole position since last year's German Grand Prix in July.

  3. Listen to the Chequered Flag Podcast

    This is also an excellent piece of content. Catch up with BBC Radio 5 Live's Chequered Flag Podcast as Jennie Gow, Jolyon Palmer and Jack Nicholls preview the Canadian Grand Prix.

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  4. What do you do when on a day off in Monaco?

    If you haven't seen this yet then this is well worth a watch.

    BBC Sport spent time in Monaco with Williams driver George Russell as he took us through a not-so typical day off for a Formula 1 driver.

    He invited us into his hotel room and showed us the view from his balcony, and the thing he couldn't possibly travel without - an old pillow.

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    Video caption: Formula 1: George Russell's Monaco day off
  5. 'Seb did a stunning lap and deserves to be on pole'

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff speaking to Sky Sports says: "Seb did a stunning lap and deserves to be on pole. Lewis picked up a couple of mistakes in the hairpin. We have lots of concern about the engine problem (on the Racing Point) we don’t know yet what really happened it just went up in flames - a brand new engine on an outlap and we need to investigate and cross our fingers that it doesn’t happen on our cars."

  6. 'I need to have a look in the mirror'

    Valtteri Bottas, who starts P5 tomorrow says: "I’m not sure what happened, the first run was my mistake, I had a snap out of Turn Two I was trying to minimise the time and trying to keep going then I was on the back foot but I was still confident I could do it, but it was a messy lap.

    "I need to have a look in the mirror and find out what went wrong. For sure you can overtake here so let's see what difference there is in strategy. There’s no point in giving up on anything tomorrow this is racing, for sure I’m not going to give up."

  7. Post update

    How they qualified

    However, Kevin Magnussen may well be going backwards if he gets any grid penalties for wiping out his Haas into a wall.

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    Qualifying reaction #bbcf1

    Tracy CA: Vettel got a warmer greeting of congratulations from Hamilton than he did from his own Ferrari team-mate Leclerc

    Koome Erick: Ricardo P4!!! Result of the day

    Kayleigh: Norris ahead of Sainz is great too!

    Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel
  9. The finger point is back

    Sebastian Vettel
  10. 'A positive surprise'

    Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto tells Sky Sports: "We're certainly very happy and the entire weekend we've been performing OK, this is a positive surprise.

    "The track will improve, it will be a lot hotter so it will be tough race for everybody."

  11. 'Congratulations to Seb, he deserves it'

    Charles Leclerc, who starts P3 on the second row tomorrow, says: "I don't really know I struggled with the car and with the set-up. I struggled with Q1 so I need to work with that on trying to have the right set up for the final Q3 time. Congratulations to Seb, he deserves it and hopefully I'll have a better race from my side tomorrow.

    "We are strong on the long run pace and hopefully tomorrow will be the same and we can have a good run from there."

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  12. 'Over the last few races it's been very tough'

    Sebastian Vettel, our pole sitter in Canada, and one who has been quiet for a while... says on Lewis Hamilton: "Well he is good in qualifying.

    "I'm full of adrenaline. You know what, the feeling in the car when it just keeps coming and the feeling - it felt so good. I enjoyed it and I'm very happy and happy for the team over the last few races, it's been very tough.

    "The car was much better, we have the soft tyre we managed to go through with the medium but we can go the distance."

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  13. Pole five for Vettel in Canada

    That is Sebastian Vettel's fifth pole in Canada, after also qualifying top in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018.

    Vettel has two wins here - last year with Ferrari and back in 2013 when at Red Bull.

    Each of the last four races in Canada have been won by whoever was on pole. Will that run continue tomorrow?

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    Vettel on pole for Canadian GP #bbcf1

    Rachel T: Well fan my brow, Ferrari have a pole!

    Dennis Ethan: A Ferrari pole is always amazing.

    Harry Blannin: Finally a good Q3 not dominated by Mercedes and Ricciardo P4!

  15. 'I'm glad I was able to split the Ferraris'

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who starts second, says: "I don't feel disappointment, we gave it everything I had got. They were faster and in the last sector they were killing us, the timing was right, procedures were perfect, we had P1 for a second, but we knew they were quick.

    "I'm glad I was able to split the Ferraris. The weather is fantastic, we've got some great fans here so hopefully we can put on a great show."

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  16. Post update

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    A timely response from Ferrari to halt Mercedes' championship.

  17. Radio message

    Engineer: "Ok Lewis that's P2."

    Hamilton: "Sorry about that guys."

  18. Post update

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    A good six tenths cleaner than his team-mate but Valtteri Bottas that was a really horrible lap for him, scrappy with a bit of overseer. But Ricciardo fourth!

  19. Qualifying result

    1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 1:10.240
    2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) +0.206
    3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) +0.680
    4. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) +0.831
    5. Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) +0.839
    6. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) +0.861
    7. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) +1.084
    8. Lando Norris (McLaren) +1.623
    9. Carlos Sainz (McLaren) +3.741
    10. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) no time set.