2014 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Qualifying

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Welcome to live text coverage of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix!
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Weather conditions remain ideal and we're all set for the grid-deciding hour
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Some news between sessions is that Esteban Gutierrez will not contest qualifying
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The Mexican's Sauber suffered irreparable chassis damage in his FP3 crash
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It was the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton which again led the way in that session, ahead of Williams driver Felipe Massa and team-mate Nico Rosberg
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Crucially, the Silver Arrows duo refrained from posting improved lap times on the Super Softs, while their main rivals all exploited the faster rubber
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft (Red) and Soft (Yellow) tyres to Canada
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place this weekend
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The first activation area begins shortly before Turn 12, with the second after Turn 14
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They are both controlled by one detection point, which lies just after Turn 9
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Air and track temperatures have risen to 24°C and 45°C respectively
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There is no chance of rain for this afternoon's session
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The drivers are getting strapped into their cars as qualifying approaches
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We're now less than five minutes away from the session start
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Q1 gets underway in Montreal
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Ericsson is the first driver to leave the pit lane
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Lots of other cars heading out early on
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Just the Marussias and Caterhams on Super Softs at the moment
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Bottas posts the first time of the session, flashing past in 1:18.270
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Massa clocks a 1:17.728 to usurp his Williams team-mate
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Bottas returns to the front on 1:17.696
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Replays show smoke coming from Button's brakes at the hairpin
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Rosberg goes quickest with a 1:16.690
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Hamilton runs wide at the first corner on his opening timed lap
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Kobayashi has a similar off moments later
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Hamilton puts a clean lap in to take the top spot by two and a half tenths
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Rosberg improves his time but stays second
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Rosberg appears to be suffering from a team radio problem
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The team reports that it cannot hear him at present
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Replays show Raikkonen having a scary moment through the final chicane
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The Ferrari driver holds on to his car and narrowly avoids the wall
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Hamilton lowers the benchmark to 1:15.750
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That puts him seven tenths clear of team-mate Rosberg
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Ricciardo and Vettel are up to sixth and seventh in the Red Bulls
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Drop zone with just under five minutes left: BIA, MAL, KVY, ERI, KOB, GUT
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Ricciardo says his tyres are taking a long time to heat up
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Perez spins out at Turn 8, ruining his latest effort
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The Mexican lights up the rears and continues on his way
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It looks as though he put a wheel on the grass under braking
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Replays show Vettel locking up and running straight on at the first corner
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While Perez struggles, team-mate Hulkenberg is up to fifth
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Raikkonen and Ricciardo now move ahead of Hulkenberg
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Magnussen improves to split the Mercedes drivers
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Vettel, who sits 12th, is told that he will not be running again in Q1
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Kvyat has got himself out of the drop zone
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Maldonado has parked his Lotus in the Turn 3 escape road
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Ericsson has hit the wall on the exit of Turn 9
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The session has been red flagged
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Replays show the Caterham rookie misjudging his entry to Turn 8, subsequently running too deep through Turn 9 and uncontrollably spinning out
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With 16 seconds left on the clock, the opening phase is effectively over
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Out in Q1: MAL, CHI, BIA, KOB, ERI, GUT
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Race Control confirms that the session will move straight to Q2
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After a short break, Q2 begins
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Sutil is the first man out on track
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Plenty of cars following the German
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Massa the early Q2 leader on 1:15.773
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Bottas has slotted behind his team-mate
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All drivers lapping are on Super Softs
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Alonso and Raikkonen go third and fourth in the Ferraris
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Hulkenberg splits the Ferrari duo
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Raikkonen gets extremely close to the wall on the exit of Turn 4
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The Finn could even have touched it...
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Rosberg goes second, 0.059s down on Massa
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Hamilton puts the sister Mercedes third
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Drop zone with just under five minutes left: VER, VET, GRO, KVY, PER, SUT
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Perez currently leads the speed trap on 337.7km/h
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Only two Renault-powered cars are inside the top ten on the current list
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Sutil unable to improve on his latest lap and remains 16th
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Vettel goes fastest of all through the first sector
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Bottas goes second, 0.033s slower than team-mate Massa
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Vettel shoots up to fifth, comfortably out of the danger zone
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The chequered flag comes out, but plenty of times are on the way
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Vergne improves to go P10
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Ricciardo up to fifth, just ahead of Vettel
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Hamilton goes quickest on 1:15.054
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No more improvements being made
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Out in Q2: HUL, MAG, PER, GRO, KVY, SUT
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A big disappointment for Force India, with both cars dropping out
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Hamilton, Rosberg, Massa, Bottas, Ricciardo, Vettel and Alonso will all have two sets of Pirelli's Super Soft tyres to use in the final shootout
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Button, Raikkonen and Vergne will only have one fresh set each
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The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane and Q3 is go!
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Nobody in a rush to head out on track
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Bottas breaks the silence in his Williams
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He leaves the pits on fresh Super Softs
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Hamilton, Rosberg and Alonso are the next out
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All drivers bar Raikkonen are now lapping
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Bottas posts a 1:15.550 to get the Q3 timesheets rolling
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Rosberg goes fastest, breaking into the 1m14s
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Hamilton slots into second, 0.068s adrift
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Bottas and Massa hold third and fourth
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Ricciardo is fifth, with Vettel sixth
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Button complaining of low grip on his used set of Super Softs
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As drivers return to bolt on fresh rubber, Raikkonen heads out for his only run
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All Q3 runners back on track as we enter the final two minutes
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Raikkonen hitting some traffic on his first timed lap
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He goes eighth fastest, ahead of Vergne and Button
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Rosberg lowers his benchmark to 1:14.874
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Can Hamilton respond? He is rounding the final few corners...
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No! Hamilton improves his time but is unable to beat Rosberg!
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Vettel is third, ahead of Bottas and Massa
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Ricciardo takes sixth, with Alonso, Vergne, Button and Raikkonen completing the top ten
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That is a massive result for Rosberg, given Hamilton's previous success here
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Stay tuned to the website for a full report plus the latest news and photos
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We will be back for Sunday's race which begins at 2pm local time (GMT -4)