Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel has secured pole position for the 2012 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix taking place this weekend at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Vettel was on fire at qualifying today, managing to set the quickest time in all three sessions.

His best time was an impressive 1:13.784.

The second fastest of the day was McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton with a best of 1:14.087, while third fastest was Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso with a best of 1:14.151.

With these three world champions starting at first, second and third on the grid, tomorrow’s race is shaping up to be a thriller. It will be particularly interesting if Lewis Hamilton manages to win his first race of the season, making the 2012 season have seven different winners in the seven races contested so far.

Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull Racing teammate Mark Webber will start at fourth on the grid, while Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa, Romain Grosjean, Paul di Resta, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button complete the top 10.

Going into tomorrow’s race, Fernando Alonso sits at the top of the points ladder on 76 points, followed by Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber tied on 73 points.

Lewis Hamilton has 63 points while Mercedes-AMG driver Nico Rosberg lies fifth with 59. Red Bull Racing continues to lead the Constructors' standings with 146 points, McLaren is second with 108 and Ferrari is tied with Lotus F1 Team at 86. Mercedes-AMG is fifth with 61 points.