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Join us at 6pm UK time on Sunday as Sebastian Vettel goes for yet another Formula One race win!

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VETTEL ON POLE: 1-Vettel, 2-Alonso, 3-Massa, 4-Webber, 5-Hamilton, 6-Rosberg, 7-Button, 8-Schumacher, 9-Heidfeld, 10-Petrov.

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Alonso goes second ahead of Massa but it's going to be Vettel on pole...

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Here's Vettel again... no quicker, but he is still fastest. Chequered flag but cars on track.

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Webber nearly hits his wall on the way on to the start-finish straight and stays fourth...

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Ferrari have kept their drivers out... they think you need three laps to get the tyres up to full temperature.

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McLaren are not going well... they are currently occupying both spots on the third row.

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1-Vettel, 2-Massa, 3-Alonso, 4-Webber, 5-Hamilton...

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Vettel's on a fast one - 1:13.014! Boom! Fastest lap of the weekend.

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Heidfeld is the first man with a lap - it's slow, 1:15.2... Hamilton with a 1:13.9, not great either.

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It is very overcast but no rain is expected within the next half an hour...

Q3

It's Q3! Ten minutes to decide the front of the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix!

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So, we're down to the business end of things - it's time to decide the top 10 positions on the grid.

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Can anyone make a late move? No, they can't. Eliminated: 11-Di Resta, 12-Maldonado, 13-Kobayashi, 14-Sutil, 15-Buemi, 16-Barrichello, 17-De La Rosa.

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Di Resta stays 11th, but he just got through before the chequered flag so has time for another lap...

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None of the top nine have gone out again... there's confidence for you.

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Kobayashi locks up and takes a short excursion over the grass - he's got time for one more quick lap if he can clean up the tyres.

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Di Resta is going well, but finds himself 11th... a quarter of a second behind Heidfeld.

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A bit of a lull ahead of the final flurry...

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Massa on a quick lap... 1:13.431. That's the fastest lap of the day! Well, he's in Q3...

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And the drivers in danger: 11-Kobayashi, 12-Di Resta, 13-Sutil, 14-Buemi, 15-Maldonado, 16-De La Rosa, 17-Barrichello.

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Six drivers have gone under 1:14 - Vettel, Webber, Alonso, Hamilton, Rosberg, Button.

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Massa appears to block Schumacher on the start-finish straight - the stewards may want to have a look at that.

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Jenson Button clocks 1:14.209 and Vettel immediately bests it with a 1:13.690 - the fastest lap all weekend.

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Everyone is out - it's a short session, so not much time to make your mark....

Q2

OK, we're into Q2 - 15 minutes to eliminate another seven drivers.

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That's the end of that, and the eliminated drivers are: 18-Alguersuari, 19-Trulli, 20-Kovalainen, 21-Liuzzi, 22-Glock, 23-Karthikeyan. Jerome d'Ambrosio was outside 107% of the fastest time, and unless the stewards make a special dispensation he will take no part in tomorrow's race.

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The flag is out and that is the end of Q1... and last-second movers?

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Kobayashi recovers! He goes 14th and that drops Kovalainen back into the drop zone!

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Karthikeyan is inside 107%! Relief for him...

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Against the odds, Alguersuari is up to 17th and that puts Kobayashi in danger...

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The frontrunners are safetly ensconced in the pits, with the rest of the pack preparing for a final scramble. Alguersuari locks up yet again...

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In danger: 18-Kovalainen, 19-Alguersuari, 20-Trulli, 21-Liuzzi, 22-Glock. Karthikeyan and D'Ambrosio outside 107%.

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Karthikeyan and D'Ambrosio are outside 107% of Alonso's quick lap. They need to improve to below 1:19 to get inside that margin.

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1:13.822 from Alonso who has found some serious pace... and Hamilton goes third.

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Ooh, ragged from Alguersuari! He is all over the grass, and this is not the most prepossessing display from the Spaniard.

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Vettel takes over at the top of the timesheets, with a 1:14.318. Hamilton goes third. No lap yet from Nico Rosberg. Jenson Button's dad is quaffing white wine in the pits. And why not?

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The lap times starting to flow now - 1:14.994 is the fastest so far from Fernando Alonso.

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Alguersuari wrecks a set of tyres, locking up and flat-spotting his rubber. D'oh!

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The weather is distinctly overcast, although the air temperature is a pleasant 22C. This session is forecast to stay dry, but there is a 60% chance of rain tomorrow.

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Mark Webber has come straight out - he missed the entire practice session this morning due to a KERS issue.

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Jerome D'Ambrosio is the first man to post a lap - 1:25.366. That's 12 seconds slower than some of the laps we have seen this weekend.

Q1

Off we go! Q1 is under way - 20 minutes, at the end of which the seven slowest drivers will be eliminated.

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