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Canadian Grand Prix - 9 June 2012

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Thanks for joining us and don't forget to tune in to our live commentary from 19.00 BST. Can Lewis Hamilton become the seventh different winner in as many races? Join us to find out.

 

And that's it, Vettel takes pole from Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber. Nico Rosberg starts fifth ahead of Massa, Grosjean, Di Resta, Schumacher and Button.

1' 

Vettel improves to a 1:14.661.

1' 

The other protagonists all can dial in one more lap on super softs.

2' 

Correction, Button is sat in the pits and won't get out in time.

2' 

They're all back out in this final shootout.

3' 

Button only P9 after his soft tyre run.

4' 

Hamilton bolts on a new set of tyres.

5' 

Alonso dials in a good one and goes second.

6' 

It's all change at the top as Hamilton goes quicker than Massa then Vettel goes fastest. Big fight on now. Mega lap from the Red Bull.

7' 

Button betters his team-mate's mark but Rosberg then userps him.

7' 

Hamilton sets the first time and goes fastest.

8' 

Button on the softs rather than super softs.

10'

Q3 underway and both McLarens out immediately.

 

Kamui Kobayashi also misses out and will start from 11th.

 

Session over and the big casualty is Miki Raikkonen as Pastor Maldonado brushes the Wall of Champions and spins through 360 right at the end. It means Button squeaks through in 10th place!

1' 

The top six are in the pits and will not come out again.

2' 

Vettel still sitting pretty on the top but Massa and the Lotus boys in trouble.

3' 

Both Lotuses are out on brand new sets of soft tyres. None remaining for those boys now. Massa fails to improve.

4' 

Massa also bolts on super softs in an attempt to get safely through.

5' 

Looks like both Lotuses could be in trouble as Alonso goes second quickest. He should be safe.

6' 

Alonso desparately trying to get some heat into his tyres.

7' 

Alonso heads out on the super softs as Button pits.

8' 

Raikkonen sneaks into the top ten as Button complains of locking up in the hairpin.

8' 

Raikkonen is struggling, currently last.

9' 

Massa and Alonso the only two on the soft tyre.

10' 

Button locks up his front right tyre as Hamilton goes top, quickly replaced by Vettel.

11' 

Button goes second fastest from Hulkenberg and Massa as the track temperature rises to 40 degrees.

12' 

Kobayashi goes top. Don't forget we will lose seven more from this session.

12' 

Vettel will find even more time on the super softs, of course.

13' 

Vettel seems the stand out performer so far, using his soft compound tyres to comfortably sail through.

14' 

Alonso the first of the big hitters to venture out onto the circuit.

15'

Q2 underway and out goes Ricciardo.

 

Bruno Senna was nearly a big casualty but slipped through by the skin of his teeth in 17th spot. Both Caterhams, Marussias and HRTs miss out as expected and Jean-Eric Vergne also fails to make it through.

 

Grosjean and Raikkonen both looked to be struggling in Q1 but let's see what happens in Q2.

 

Session over and Ricciardo out qualifies both Caterhams and makes it through.

1' 

Massa and Grosjean also outside the top ten with seconds remaining.

2' 

Squeaky bum time fo Raikkonen, but he dials in a good lap.

2' 

Button goes second, should be comfortably good enough for him. Still slower than Vettel on the soft tyre though.

3' 

A lot of drivers now following suit and switching to the super softs.

3' 

The two McLarens have also gone out on the super softs.

4' 

Vettel quicker still and he goes quickest. The Lotus duo still in the danger zone.

5' 

Raikkonen on the super softs, Grosjean on the softs for Lotus. Both outside the top ten.

6' 

Vettel goes fourth with his first effort.

7' 

Michael Schumacher moves into P1.

7' 

Webber outside the top ten still. Only six cars on track currently.

8' 

Vettel is now on track, the only man yet to set a time.

9' 

Most cars on the soft compound, saving the super softs for the business end of quali.

10' 

Button is ninth quickest in his quest to find a nice set up after his limited running so far this weekend.

10' 

Hulkenberg now top from Alonso, Hamilton and Massa.

11' 

Vettel's quickest time this morning was a 1:14.442. Lots of time will be made up as the tyres come in.

12' 

Michael Schumacher, a seven time winner here, is third quickest behind Hamilton.

12' 

Alonso now the quickest man on the circuit with a 1:15.121. Vettel still in the pits, biding his time.

13' 

Vettel still yet to go out.

13' 

Perez userps Hamilton with a 1:16.131. Massa takes a short cut.

14' 

Kobayashi has taken a quick trip across the grass.

15' 

Hamilton is quickest so far but very early days indeed.

16' 

We hear that Raikkonen has been fined for a last minute dive into the pits this morning that did not impress the stewards.

19' 

Nico Rosberg is out on the soft tyre, followed by Raikkonen, Grosjean and Di Resta.

20'

The track temperature is up at 32C as the pitlane opens and Q1 gets underway.

17.55 

Nico Rosberg was forced to sit out FP3 after pulling over to the side of the circuit with what Mercedes have now confirmed was a fuel connector problem. And Jenson Button has had little running this weekend after his gearbox problem from Friday. It will be tough work for those two but don't rule them out.

17.50 

Expect the usual suspects to be up there in the form of Hamilton, Vettel and Alonso from what we have seen so far. The Lotus duo are yet to show their pace but are they hiding something up their sleeve?

17.40 

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