Vettel confident of first Canadian win

MONTREAL - Sebastian Vettel said he is not worried about the conditions or the weather forecasts for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix after claiming his third consecutive pole position for the race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The defending triple world champion and current series leader said he felt confident about his Red Bull car and performance in both dry and wet conditions.

The German, who has grabbed three straight poles in Canada, will be aiming to win on the tricky track on the Ile Notre Dame in the Saint Lawrence Seaway for the first time. Neither he nor Red Bull have won in Canada.

After a session run on intermediate tyres because of the wet conditions, Vettel, 25, said: "I don't know if there is anybody who can give a precise forecast for every corner!

"We saw today it's very tricky in some places and then dry in some other places and the next lap is completely different.

"It's difficult to see what the forecast is tomorrow. At this stage we expect dry conditions so we will see.

"But it doesn't really matter. We have a couple of tyres left, surely lots of slicks and in the rain we should be in good shape. It will be an interesting race with mixed conditions."

Following two days of rain-hit sessions, Vettel also admitted that he had no spare sets of intermediate tyres left for the race.

"We don't have a new set left, but we only did a very short run in the last qualifying," he said. "The sets we used one was completely new and the other scrubbed.

"It was tricky. Everyone used up their inters to qualify as high as possible. What matters is we are in good shape for the dry and wet conditions."

His Red Bull teammate Australian Mark Webber qualified in fifth position.

Webber described the conditions in qualifying as "pretty brutal".

He said: "There was a very fine mist at different sections of the track. You never knew if the lap you were on was going to have to be one. It was tricky for everybody.

"I would have liked to be more comfortable than fifth, but in the end that's what we got.

"Let's see how it unfolds. Dry conditions tomorrow would be nicer for everyone round here, visibility is not great if it heavily rains." - Agencies

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