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Canadian GP: Poleman Vettel confident regardless of weather

Sebastian Vettel says he is not too worried about the conditions for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix, as he reckons he can be strong both in the dry and in the wet

The Red Bull driver secured his third pole position of the season in a rain-hit qualifying in Montreal, putting an end to Mercedes' run of four consecutive poles.

Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton to the top spot in a very tricky session in which drivers could not use slick tyres.

"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," said Vettel.

"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."

After Friday and Saturday's sessions were hit by rain, Vettel admitted he was left without new intermediate tyres to use in the race if it rains.

"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."

Team-mate Mark Webber qualified in fifth position.

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