Formula 1 moves to Canada for its only North American race in the calendar, and yesterday’s qualifying session at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve saw reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel race to his sixth pole position in seven races this year. Hot on the heels of the Red Bull man was the Ferrari duo of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who will line up second and third on the grid.

The young German’s 1m13.014s lap was 0.185s faster than Alonso’s best effort and 0.203 faster than Massa’s. This is the best Saturday for the Scuderia so far this season, and their legions of fans will be hoping that it translates to good results later in the race.

Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber is fourth, and Lewis Hamilton will line up alongside Mercedes GP Petronas’ Nico Rosberg on the third row in fifth and sixth respectively. McLaren’s other English champion, Jenson Button, is seventh. The rest of the top ten spots will be filled by Michael Schumacher (8th), Nick Heidfeld (9th) and Vitaly Petrov (10th). Lotus Renault GP would be happy to see two black/gold cars in Q3.

Further down the grid, Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari is the midfielder to join the usual six cars to fall out in Q1. Team Lotus’ Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen should now be able to drive to their usual 19th and 20th spots on the grid blindfolded, as they’ve made it their own. Behind them are the HRTs and Virgins. The latter’s Jerome d’Ambrosio qualified almost half a second off the 107% time, so his race is in the stewards’ hands.

Click here to see the full timing sheet. For those staying up late to watch the race, we wish you good recovery and a decently productive Monday!