Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel was fastest today during qualifying for the 2013 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, which was marred by rain.

The reigning world champion and current points leader scored his third successive Canadian pole by posting a fastest time of 1:25.425.

Starting next to him on the grid in tomorrow’s race will be Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton, who posted a fastest time of 1:23.801.

A big surprise was third fastest of the day, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, who managed a fastest time of 1:23.446 at Canada’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Behind them were fellow Mercedes AMG and Red Bull Racing drivers, Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber, who were fourth and fifth fastest, respectively.

Fernando Alonso’s car was the best placed Ferrari on the time sheet, coming in sixth fastest overall. Down the line was Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne in seventh, followed by Force India’s Adrian Sutil in eighth, Lotus' Kimi Räikkönen in ninth and Toro Rosso’s other driver, Daniel Ricciardo, rounding out the top ten.

Unfortunately, it looks like more rain is predicted for tomorrow’s race, which could make an already low-grip track even slipperier.

Going into the race, Sebastian Vettel remains at the top of the Drivers’ Championship with 107 points, followed by Kimi Räikkönen in second with 86 points and Fernando Alonso in third with 78 points.

In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing remains the clear leader with 164 points, followed by Ferrari in second with 123 points and Lotus not far behind with 112 points.

Stay tuned for our Canadian GP weather report early tomorrow and full results coverage on Monday.


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