Another big weekend of racing is in the books, and what did we learn this time? Read on to find out.
Renault-powered cars have scored a total of 315 points in 2013, 45% of the points available.
The softest tyre in Pirelli’s Formula One range proved to be up to a second faster than the medium with a rapid warm-up time, making it a key element of Vettel’s sprint strategy.
Jean-Eric Vergne: "I passed Bottas and Raikkonen and from then I managed my race, keeping an eye on Sutil who was behind me for much of the time."
The team will take positives from its performance in qualifying yesterday and will be working hard to improve the overall pace of the FW35 in time for its home race at the British Grand Prix.
Today was Kimi Raikkonen's 35th consecutive race finish – 27th consecutive with Lotus F1 Team – and 24th consecutive Grand Prix points finish; the latter statistic meaning he equals Michael Schumacher’s record.
Sahara Force India celebrated its 100th race today and scored seven points with Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil finishing in seventh and tenth places in the Canadian Grand Prix.
The 22 points they brought back home today sees the Scuderia maintain second place in the Constructors’ classification and Fernando jump back up to second in the Drivers’.
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal: "This is a weekend to forget."
With a total of 25 points this afternoon on Canadian GP, Mercedes is now third in the Constructors' Championship.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel celebrated his victory on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, after five years of trying, beating Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton to the checkered flag.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel set pole position on the intermediates with a time of 1m25.425s.
Martin Whitmarsh: "There’s still a lot to play for.”
Jean-Eric Vergne: "It’s my best ever F1 qualifying, but I’m not going to be jumping for joy over a seventh place, as there are no points given out on Saturday."
Wet weather made for an eventful qualifying session this afternoon as Adrian Sutil qualified in eighth place for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix. Teammate Paul Di Resta will line up in P17.
Kimi Räikkönen: "... If there’s no grip you can’t go faster."
Valtieri Bottas: "We were on the right tyres at the right time which was so important today."
Christian Horner: "...to get pole with Sebastian (Vettel) and P5 with Mark (Webber) on the grid for tomorrow’s grand prix is a really positive starting position.”
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualified in second and fourth positions today ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.
The three-time champion notched his 3rd consecutive pole on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
McLaren statement: “A limited dataset ahead of tomorrow’s running”