2013 Canadian Grand Prix grid

2013 Canadian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’25.425
Red Bull
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’25.512
Row 2 3. Valtteri Bottas 1’25.897
4. Nico Rosberg 1’26.008
Row 3 5. Mark Webber 1’26.208
Red Bull
6. Fernando Alonso 1’26.504
Row 4 7. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’26.543
Toro Rosso
8. Adrian Sutil 1’27.348
Force India
Row 5 9. Nico Hulkenberg 1’29.435
10. Kimi Raikkonen* 1’27.432
Row 6 11. Daniel Ricciardo* 1’27.946
Toro Rosso
12. Sergio Perez 1’29.761
Row 7 13. Pastor Maldonado 1’29.917
14. Jenson Button 1’30.068
Row 8 15. Esteban Gutierrez 1’30.315
16. Felipe Massa 1’30.354
Row 9 17. Paul di Resta 1’24.908
Force India
18. Charles Pic 1’25.626
Row 10 19. Jules Bianchi 1’26.508
20. Max Chilton 1’27.062
Row 11 21. Giedo van der Garde 1’27.11
22. Romain Grosjean** 1’25.716

*Two place grid penalty for failing to leave the pits in the order they arrived at the pit exit during Q2.
**Ten-place grid penalty for causing a collision with Daniel Ricciardo.

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60 comments on 2013 Canadian Grand Prix grid

  1. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 8th June 2013, 19:15

    That was an absolutely fantastic performance from Bottas – I really really hope he converts that into a good points score for Williams!

    Also, Vettel just seems to have an extra something in these conditions – he just seemed to have more pace than anybody else could find whatever the conditions.

    • Pennyroyal tea (@peartree) said on 8th June 2013, 19:20

      @vettel1 I’ve predicted everything but Bottas, WoW. Williams should learn a lot with this result in qualifying. Vettel’s driving style, this track and the car make them overcome the loss of power and just shatter anyone elses hopes, still they look good in the dry so, if the weather is stable it’s going to be very easy for the Red Bull like in Bahrain.

    • Traverse (@) said on 8th June 2013, 19:21

      Vettel doesn’t get enough credit for his rain mastery. Qualifying definitely belongs to Mr Hashtag, he bossed it!

      • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 8th June 2013, 19:23

        @hellotraverse +1 indeed!

        That performance reminds me a lot of Hulkenberg’s Brazil pole and I think he’s a brilliant driver also, so great signs for Bottas!

        • Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 8th June 2013, 19:58

          Call me cynical, but I believe Vettel’s rain mastery has more to do with the Red Bull (along with Mercedes) being great at getting heat into the tyres more than anything else. Both Ferrari and Lotus struggle at this. Last year for example, Vet was nowhere in Malaysia nor Siverstone.

          With that being said, he undoubtedly strung together a great qualy lap, but the star of the show was Bottas. ;-)

          • He started fourth in Silverstone, so he was definitely up there. The only occasion the Red Bull was bad in the rain last year was Malaysia.

          • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 8th June 2013, 21:20

            @kingshark I don’t think he was “bad” at all in Malaysia: he was on course for a 4th place certainly and a 3rd very possibly before Karthikeyan hit him.

          • Traverse (@) said on 8th June 2013, 21:49

            @kingshark Even with the puncture Vet still finished ahead of “rain master” Button.

          • dragoll (@dragoll) said on 9th June 2013, 0:30

            Vettel did 28 laps in total during qualifying where as Hamilton and Rosberg ran 33 laps. All other drivers in the top 10 did 30+ laps. So not only was he quick, but he did in less laps… To me this indicates that Vettel performed exceptionally well.

          • Pennyroyal tea (@peartree) said on 9th June 2013, 4:00

            @kingshark It’s obvious from all damp or wet sessions that the Mercedes and Red Bull’s excel, they do get their temperatures much better than anyone else, especially Red Bull with a conventional suspension.

      • Deej92 (@deej92) said on 8th June 2013, 20:54

        @vettel1 @hellotraverse Nobody can doubt Vettel’s rain mastery (e.g. Italy 08), although it looked like Hamilton might’ve sneaked it today until the final chicane! Also credit to Bottas and Vergne, who seems to have upped his game since Marko’s comments favouring Ricciardo.

    • Hamilton was 2 tenths up on Vettels time but locked up into the last chicane.

      • brny666 said on 8th June 2013, 19:51

        So he was slower over one lap. great!

      • Nick_ said on 8th June 2013, 19:57

        Several people, including Vettel himself, managed a better S2 time than Vettel’s best overall lap, but they all lost a lot of time in the final sector, which had gotten wetter by that point. So I really doubt that Hamilton would have managed to beat Vettel’s time even if he hadn’t made that mistake.

      • Yoshisune (@yobo01) said on 8th June 2013, 20:19

        The track was quite wet in the last sector, even Vettel was improving his time up until sector two, but he ended up slower than his best time even if he didn’t do any mistakes.

        • Hamilton was up at the end of sector 2. And there was a couple of drivers who did improve their times on that last lap.

    • Fernando Cruz said on 10th June 2013, 12:48

      Bruno Senna was also very good in the wet and I believe he could have got Pole Position (or at least a place in first or second row) for his last race in Brazil had the track remained wet in Q2 and Q3, as in Q1 he was only beaten by Lewis Hamilton by 0,1 seconds… Bottas is also very good but he also had the luck Bruno had not at Interlagos. In Malaysia Bruno overtook almost the whole field while the track was wet. At Spa in 2011 he was 7th in the wet qualifying for his very first race in a real F1 car, when all his rivals had already raced in 11 GP.s. I think that is maybe even better than 3rd in your 7th race.

      So Bottas can be better than Bruno Senna (I think he is) but he is not more talented in the wet…

  2. Ron (@rcorporon) said on 8th June 2013, 19:16

    Seb looked quick and the Ferrari’s seemed to be sliding all over the place.

    Good luck tomorrow RBR!

  3. David-A (@david-a) said on 8th June 2013, 19:17

    Bottas, definitely my pick for the Driver Of The Day. Excellent performance, and hopefully he can get some strong points tomorrow.

  4. Saints (@saints) said on 8th June 2013, 19:19

    Great drive from Bottas, and Vergne too. Sad to see Kimi so low though

  5. Slava (@slava) said on 8th June 2013, 19:20

    Congrats to Bottas. But the race is tomorrow( I mean, let’s hope Williams has more race pace than we think.
    Terrible qualifying for Ferrari guys. I believe, if they don’t change their approach they will fail in winning the WDC/WCC.

  6. Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 8th June 2013, 19:22

    Excellent driving by Bottas, though I am unsure if he will be able to finish in the points. Alonso, P6, is a win possible? Especially as Vettel is on pole? @keithcollantine @bascb @vettel1

    • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 8th June 2013, 19:27

      @shreyasf1fan well I guess that all depends on how bad the Mercedes and Red Bull’s tyre degradation is! Red Bull looked fairly close to Ferrari though on the Friday long runs so with a bit of wet weather I think they’ll be able to hold on for the win.

      I don’t think the William’s race pace is as bad as their qualifying actually so as long as he doesn’t lose too many places at the start and they nail strategy I think he should be able to finish in the top 10 (here’s hoping)!

      • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 8th June 2013, 19:35

        @vettel1 yeah i am hoping for a dry race, the ferrari does have more long run pace than rbr..so if they nail strategy and alonso is at his best, alonso may just shave a few fractions of a second off vettel. The mercs arent a real problem, nor is bottas, they will fall back going by previous results. Let’s see.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 8th June 2013, 19:35

      A win is possible, although I don’t think Alonso should be considered the best bet for win. I think Vettel has a good chance really, but lets see how it all goes

      • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 8th June 2013, 19:50

        @bascb It all comes down to the track conditions i suppose. Dry – Alonso is in with a great chance with that monster pace. Wet – it is vettel for the win.

        • Mike (@mike) said on 9th June 2013, 7:04


          Haha, I dunno, if it stays wet, Hamilton and Rosberg will be right up there.

          Hell, Bottas might be as well!

          • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 9th June 2013, 7:56

            @mike Even though the Mercs will be competitive in the wet, I think Vettel will be able to manage to keep them staring at his flickering tail llight. If it’s wet, on the other hand, the scenario will be very different. Alonso will charge right from the start passing atleast Webber within the first lap. Not to worry much about Bottas. The Mercs can be passed in between pits and of course it’s Montreal – with two DRS strips! So Alonso should be on Vettel’s tail soon enough. The problem is to clear the gap between Vettel and him, pass him, and then defend position. Vettel isn’t easy to beat. Looking forward to an epic ALO-VET battle. Hopefully ALO claiming victory. :)

          • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 9th June 2013, 8:04

            *If it’s dry, on the other hand

  7. DaveF1 (@davef1) said on 8th June 2013, 19:23

    Excellent quali from Bottas, full credit to him. Let’s just hope he doesn’t do a Hulkenberg Brazil 2012 and throw it all away.

  8. matt90 (@matt90) said on 8th June 2013, 19:24

    Good to see that Hamilton seems to have rediscovered his mojo.

  9. Antonio Nartea (@tony031r) said on 8th June 2013, 19:25

    How did Bottas manage to pull off that performance? It’s not like that Williams became third place material overnight. Is it a 2012-derived spec they are running, a new FW35 spec, did they manage to completely crack the setup here, for this weather at least or is Bottas simply feeling at home in Montreal?

    Otherwise, that’s a good looking grid there but without much of a mistery in terms of who has the first chance. It’s all down to whether it stays wet or not. If the conditions we saw today will apply tomorrow as well, it’s Vettel’s race for the taking. If it dries up, I reckon Alonso’s pace on the super softs should prove to be enough to shoot the gap to first.

    The only unknown quantity in the top 10 is Bottas who, after today, I have no idea where he might or might not end up…

    • MahavirShah (@mahavirshah) said on 8th June 2013, 20:09

      Not to undermine his qualifying, but I think he set a good lap very early on after which the rain came down enough to spoil everyone’s sector 3, particularly the final chicane. It meant that no one could really improve. In fact I was really surprised Adrian Sutil put in an improvement on his final run to make P8.

      • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 8th June 2013, 20:59

        @mahavirshah he looked very good throughout the rest of it even so…

      • Antonio Nartea (@tony031r) said on 8th June 2013, 21:43

        @mahavirshah: He did the same thing in Q2 as well, so it was his overall quali pace that brought him 3rd on the grid. It wasn’t a one off.

        My guess is, except for their updates which might actually be working, Williams managed to nail the setup on Bottas’ car as far as wet weather is concerned. It should be interesting to see if he can adapt if tomorrow proves to be dry afterall.

        And no, I’m not taking anything from Bottas here. He just proved what he can do in a decent car running a decent setup here.

  10. Gosjean said on 8th June 2013, 19:29

    Gosh Ferrari are absolutely pathetic in qualifying…Massa didn’t even have the pace to do anything but crash, why does he have a Ferrari seat again? I wonder what wise words Domenicali will say. Maybe he’ll say for the forth race in a row that Ferrari will really focus on qualifying….again. They should focus on firing you Stefano!

  11. Ivano (@) said on 8th June 2013, 19:29

    Well with rain tomorrow, it’s anyone’s race.

  12. Traverse (@) said on 8th June 2013, 19:29

    Massa must hate the left side of his car because he seems to enjoy smashing the hell out of it!
    On another note, I’m happy for Bottas and Torro Rosso, both out-doing themselves and showing up the likes of McLaren in the process. Also I’m getting tyred (pun intended) of di Resta’s continual complaining, especially when his teammate keeps his mouth shut and consistently gets the job done.

  13. bull mello (@bullmello) said on 8th June 2013, 19:40

    Very happy for Bottas and Williams qualifying P3. Bottas continues to outshine his teammate and it is looking better for Williams having picked him as a driver. There is that theory about Finnish drivers doing well in the slick due to learning to drive under such native conditions. Whatever, Bottas looked very smooth and confident throughout the tricky and ever changing conditions. If the race has any mixed weather and track conditions, I’d say that Bottas has an excellent chance to finish in the points.

    With the wet track these last two days, at least most of the tire talk was about having enough inters.

  14. Dizzy said on 8th June 2013, 19:47

    Great drive by Bottas,
    Just a shame that you know that as soon as DRS is enabled he’s going to drop like a rock because of how ridiculously effective the stupid gimmick is round this track :(

    Also spotted on the track map early in Q1 that the single activation zone is miles before the hairpin, An absolutely ridiculous place to put it!
    The whole DRS setup on this circuit this year is stupid, Especially considering how ridiculously effective DRS has been on this track in 2011 & 2012.

  15. Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 8th June 2013, 19:55

    @gosjean Actually it is quite understandable why Ferrari aren’t doing much about it. F1 cars are unpredictable. Notch up the quali and who knows – they may end up like the stupid Mercs – taking poles and locking out the front row and **** then falling back 5-6 places.

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