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That's your lot from qualifying. Join us tomorrow for the proper stuff: the actual race. We get underway at 7pm UK time. See you then.

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Here's your order then... 1) Vettel, 2) Hamilton, 3) Bottas (stunning), 4) Rosberg, 5) Webber, 6) Alonso, 7) Vergne (pretty decent), 8) Raikkonen, 9) Ricciardo, 10) Sutil.

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VETTEL TAKES POLE POSITION AT THE CANADIAN GRAND PRIX IN 1:25.425. His third in a row in Canada...

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Hamilton is flying though, but can he keep it together in the wet sector three? Locks up under breaking in the final chicane and aborts the lap.

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Vettel doesn't improve though. Webber almost smashes into the Wall of Champions as he desperately tries to improve his position of fifth. There's no grip in sector three.

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No one can improve. No one except Vettel who has flown through sectors one and two.

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It's chucking it down in Canada. Tropical Storm Andrea has dealt a cruel blow to Formula One fans. It will be near impossible to improve. The racing line has vanished.

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Lewis Hamilton is chilling in the pits, letting the action unfold on his monitor. His Mercedes parter, Rosberg, sits fourth now. 1) Vettel, 2) Hamilton, 3) Bottas at present. Ever-evolving.

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Webber manages to get himself into fourth, seventh tenths off his team-mates pace. Wow - Bottas goes third. I'm rooting for him. Quality driving.

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Raikkonen and Webber bumping around on the grass. Hamilton leaps into second. Alonso goes fourth. Rain coming down heavier. Is this over already?

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So Vettel goes quickest in a 1:25.4 but Rosberg can't compete and clocks a 1:26.0.

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The impressive Vettel, pole sitter the last two years, looks quick through sector one. 25 second dead. Matched by Rosberg. Red Bull vs. Mercedes for top spot.

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Keep your eyes on Adrian Sutil. I know Di Resta went out in Q1, but Force India have looked decent all weekend.

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Q3 is off. Rumours that more rain is on the way. Raikkonen heads the field.

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Ten cars remain. Bottas had a blinder finishing fourth there. As did Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne who got himself into sixth.

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Both McLaren's out. Their woes continue. Here's who's gone after that mad conclusion: 11) Hulkenberg, 12) Perez, 13) Maldonado, 14) Button, 15) Gutierrez, 16) Massa.

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Sutil goes into 7th. Dramatic save for Force India. Ricciardo sneaks into tenth. I think he's also done enough.

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Gutierrez going slowly, doesn't look like he's got what it takes. Sutil might though...

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Button has had an absolute nightmare. He slowed down to get track space, but didn't beat the clock over the line. He's out.

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Crazy stuff. Everyone fighting for position. 25 seconds for the cars to make it...

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We're back underway. If I was in danger of going out I would have parked myself at the front and prevented anyone making it to the finish line in time.

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Right then. Ten cars await in the pit lane with only 1:59 on the clock. It takes about 1:40 to do an outlap. Expect a major race to the start/finish line. Someone won't make it in time...

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N.B - It's unlikely we'll be seeing anymore of Massa. His car is somewhat broken.

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Maldonado, Button, Ricciardo, Gutierrez, Massa and Sutil in the drop zone. How are your nerves, lads?

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Massa heads into turn three, breaks and just catches the white line. Bam. Straigtht into the barrier. Red flag. 1:59 left on the clock. Just enough time to get another lap in.

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Bottas is having an unbelievable Saturday. He's just popped himself into third place. Quality drive. But what's this...

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Webber leaps above his team-mate into first with 1:28.145. Red Bull 1-2. Massa and Alonso in the drop zone. They are looking doomed.

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Massa can only go 11th as his intermediates start to fall off the cliff. Alonso is only eighth. Ferraris under pressure.

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Rosberg shoots into second position but he's still three tenths back from Vettel. Button now sits in 16th. It doesn't look like McLaren have turned a corner.

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Perez, Massa, Button and Sutil are all currently sitting in the drop zone. We won't lose all of them, but we might see a couple of them vanish.

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So it's Vettel from the two Mercedes as the rain continues to beat down in Canada. The German is flying. He's just smashed out a 1:28.166.

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Panic averted for Vettel. He's gone into the 1:28s...

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Potential trouble for Vettel... He's cut the final chicane which should mean his lap is void. If that's the case, and the rain gets heavier, he might be stranded in the drop zone. That could be huge.

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Sector three is particularly horrible with a host of drivers, including Sutil and Hamilton, jumping straight over the final chicane.

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Lewis Hamilton shoots to the front with a 1:29.259. Well, limps to the front. Slow times due to the difficult conditions.

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Massa briefly forgets which way the track goes and sneakily tries to get away with a reverse back onto the track. Sorry Felipe, we spotted you.

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Good news fans of changing conditions. It's raining a lot more now. This is going to be exciting.

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Raikkonen is the first big name to get the clock rolling. It's bit an indifferent weekend for Lotus so far. Grosjean has already downed his helmet for today.

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So then... Q2 is off. "A change in climatic conditions," has been announced by the stewards. It means the teams can make a few tweaks to their cars.

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Great drive from Williams' Valtteri Bottas who got himself into fourth place. Qualifying is heating up nicely. It's another Saturday disappointment for Di Resta who looks distraught.

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Vettel finishes first then. Unfortunatey we have to say goodbye to six drivers, and we've lost a couple of big names... 17) Di Resta, 18) Pic, 19) Grosjean, 20) Bianchi, 21) Chilton, 22) van der Garde.

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Can Grosjean get himself out of danger? Doesn't look like it, awful opening sector from him. Here he comes... Nope, he's had a shocker.

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Times up, but the drivers can complete their current laps... Di Resta is out. Nightmare for Force India. P.17 for the Scot.

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Vettel goes first with 1:22.318. He's in the next round, who fancies joining him?

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It's Force India's 100th Grand Prix but they are not having a good session. Di Resta and Sutil struggling.

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Alonso goes top with a 1:23.224. One lap for everyone to save themselves. Grosjean back in trouble...

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Button pulls himself out and goes fifth. Yellow flags out. It's all happening here.

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Massa saves his skin and goes quickest in 1:23.735. Into the final few minutes. Webber beats the Ferrari man's time to go top. Button, Chilton, Vergne, Ricciardo, Bianchi, Van der Garde currently in the drop zone.

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Jenson Button drops into the dreaded P.17. Just above him sits early pace setter Massa. We might lose a big name here.

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Vettel has a bit of a shocker at the hairpin and goes straight on. Looks like he wants to come in for new tyres. Interesting to see if Red Bull go for slicks or another set of intermediates.

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The other Lotus is also in danger. Grosjean is sitting in the drop zone, 17th at present. Surely we can't lose him this early on?

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The Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen is in trouble, sitting in 16th. But he's saved himself and moves up into fourth. No major crashes yet...

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The problem the teams currently face is that a dry line has emerged in the open part of the track, but in the hidden areas - those enclosed by trees - it is pretty treacherous still. Good luck making that decision, F1 gurus.

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Nearly an awkward moment for Mr Alonso, but he manages to avoid the wall around the long turn two.

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Webber has snuck into second. Red Bull 1-2 at present. Very congested out on track, which is drying out rather quickly. Won't be long before the slicks make an appearance.

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Sergio Perez next to have a little bounce across the grass and his team-mate Jenson Button almost puts it in the barrier. Good save by the Brit.

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Adrian Sutil slides left and right in sector one before Hamilton trundles across the grass. Lots of action off track. Vettel goes fastest in 1:26.293.

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So the time to beat in Q1 is Massa's 1:28.093. But here comes Hamilton... 1:27.3 and Rosberg... 1:26.781. They're your top three.

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Massa's sector split of 26 seconds isn't going to be competitive. His car is more than a bit wobbly.

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So no one has set a proper time yet. Massa is first to get the clock rolling, but he looks pretty cagy through turn two.

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So those that have elected for dry tyres are returning to the pits as there are puddles on parts of the racing line in sectors two and three.

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Max Chilton has one of the weakest spins in F1 history down by the hairpin. Very limp.

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The raincoats are out, yellow appears to be the crowd’s favourite colour, as the drivers crawl around sussing out the tarmac.

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All a bit confusing for the teams at present. Word from the circuit is that this drizzle won’t lead to the opening of the heavens. But no one really knows. Expect chaos. The green light flashes. We’re off bang on time for Q1.

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And that cloud produce has caused the mechanics in the Mercedes garage to swap the tyres on their cars. Looks like they’re plumping for intermediates...

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Current weather update: gloomy and definitely jumper weather. A few spots of the wet stuff falling, but we’re not in wet tyre territory as it stands. CHANGE THAT. The rain is falling. Repeat, the rain is falling.

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It was lashing it down earlier in Montreal, but the brollies are back in their holsters and the hoods attached to the assortment of spectator raincoats hang limp on their owners' backs.

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It’s been a long old week for Mercedes as the (alleged) illegal tyre test saga rumbles on. Their drivers thoughts though should be focused solely on the number four – Lewis Hamilton is seeking his fourth win here in Canada whilst Rosberg is after an impressive fourth successive pole position.

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A reduced FP3 session has left us none the wiser about who will park their car on the front white grid slot tomorrow with a host of teams appearing to have a shout should the conditions not smoothen out. It should be a showdown between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull for pole position. But keep your eyes on this weekend’s dark horses - Force India.

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Not heard of Tropical Storm Andrea? Well folks, that swirling tempest is wreaking havoc on North America’s east coast, sending billowing winds and driving rain towards Montreal. Sounds pretty exciting. Welcome to LIVE coverage of Formula One qualifying from Canada. The green light flashes at 6pm UK time.