Canadian GP: Red Bull qualifying report

Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: 2nd "We thought we could do a good job in qualifying on the hard tyre and it turned out to be the case. We knew we would still try and have a crack at the front row, but we also knew the McLarens were very strong on ...

Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: 2nd
"We thought we could do a good job in qualifying on the hard tyre and it turned out to be the case. We knew we would still try and have a crack at the front row, but we also knew the McLarens were very strong on the option tyre, which they elected to take. It's a long race tomorrow, we're planning to do the best we can and we're hoping the tyres will be beneficial to us. We're also mindful that there might be the odd safety car here and there - there are many different ways tomorrow's race may unfold. But, we've stuck to our guns, done a great job and Seb and I are in the top three again."

Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 3rd
"It was a pretty entertaining session, especially Q3. We went out on the hard tyres, which take a while to come in. We knew that and to be honest I didn't get a good lap in until the very last lap, so it wasn't perfect timing, but it worked. My final lap wasn't that clean, so I'm happy I made it to third today; it's good. Looking to tomorrow, I think I should have a good start as I'm on the inside. I'm happy that both Mark and I made it to these positions with what is, from my point of view, the right tyre. Yesterday's practice showed that the soft tyre is quite difficult to last for more than a couple of laps."

CHRISTIAN HORNER: "A really interesting qualifying session. We opted for a strategically different route to the other cars around us, by opting to run on the hard tyre. Both drivers felt it was the better tyre to start the race on tomorrow. I'm very happy with both Mark and Sebastian's performance at this track that, coming here, we knew shouldn't be one of our strongest. So to achieve second and third is a really strong team result."

(Renault) FABRICE LOM: "It's a bit of a sad day, as it's the first time we didn't get pole position this year. But, it's still a good result - second and third is very respectable, especially on this track. It's difficult for engines due to the long straights, but we think we have the tool to do well during tomorrow's race."

F1 TWITS
If you want to know what's really happening in F1, social media sites are now the go-to places to find out what the so-called experts are saying. If only they were saying something intelligent...

UltimateF1fan who thinks everything's just amazing: Why hasn't F1 been to Canada before? It's amazing!!!! The track's an island, there are lots of trees and I've seen so many cute little creatures out on track!!!

Gridgirl-on-a-mission: Yes, I've seen 24 of them to be precise. But it's impossible here, all the women are way too pretty. It's going to be brutal... for them, not me.

Team Technician Who Know Less Than He Thinks He Does But Has an Opinion on Everything: Ah, the lesser-spotted marmot. Family Xerinae, order Rodentia, the marmot, or whistlepig as he is sometimes known, is a wily beast, capable of sneaking up on a driver and spreading himself all over your radiators like sticky jam on hot toast.

Thirddriver-with-a-Grudge: Marmots? What about brakes, engines, the wall of champions? Surely those are more dangerous? Do you know anything?

Team Technician Who Know Less Than He Thinks He Does But Has an Opinion on Everything: Just ask Anthony Davidson. He'll tell you all about marmots. Quite the hazard at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

CynicalF1hack Living in 1981 and Vaguely Frightened by Anything New: Villeneuve, did someone say Villenueve? Ah siempre Gilles. Why, I remember when Gilles and I once took a snowmobile up to Villars and drove it straight at my wife. How she laughed. Well, not really. I never did like her that much. Looked a bit like a marmot.

-source: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Anthony Davidson
Teams McLaren