The start of the opening eighteen minute period of qualifying in Canada
would be a slow start. But it would be the Williams drivers who would be out
first but they would start a rush of drivers coming out. Stroll would go
quickest with a 1m:13.219 but was beaten by Raikkonen and then Magnussen.
But it was changing quickly as Norris went quickest with a 1m:12.407
followed by Magnussen and Albon. Leclerc would go quickest with a 1m:11.786
followed by Vettel. But Verstappen was now second followed by Hamilton and
Bottas. Leclerc had improved with a 1m:11.481 again followed by Vettel and
Verstappen, Hamilton and Bottas. The Williams drivers were again slowest
with the quickest Williams driver 1.1 seconds off the next fastest car on
the soft tyre.
Bottas was able to go quickest with a 1m:11.229 but again Leclerc would move
ahead with a 1m:11.200 with Vettel now second. Verstappen was now fifth
followed by Gasly. Both Williams drivers were back out on new soft tyres.
Vettel was able to go fastest with a 1m:11.200 moving ahead of Leclerc,
Bottas and Hamilton. Verstappen was now fifth followed by Hulkenberg, Sainz,
Norris, Ricciardo, and Kvyat tenth. Again both Williams drivers would not
make the cut and were out after the opening period.
The second period would see most of the top runners changing to the medium
tyre so that they could start Sundays race on this tyre. The period would
end with Hamilton fastest from Bottas, Vettel, Gasly, Leclerc, Ricciardo,
Hulkenberg, Sainz, Norris and Magnussen. The period would be red flagged as
Magnussen crashed at the wall of champions spearing across the track doing
major damage to his Haas. He was in the final period but would not be able
to run. of the top ten Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel and Leclerc had run on the
The final period of qualifying would see Magnussen not run due to the damage
to his car even though he had made it through to the final period. After
their runs it would be Vettel who would secure pole from Hamilton, Leclerc,
Ricciardo, Gasly, Bottas, Hulkenberg, Norris and Sainz. Magnussen was in
tenth without having set a time. For the Williams Team it was again a
session that would see both drivers try to maximise the performance of their
cars given the limitations that they are currently faced with.