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Nov 16, 2012 at 12:30pm IST

Force India's di Resta 8th fastest in Canadian GP qualifying

Montreal: Sahara Force India' s Paul di Resta set the eighth fastest time in the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix here on Saturday while his team-mate Nico Hulkenberg finished in 13th position.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel clocked 1:13.784 for pole position, ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who set 1:14.087 for McLaren. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was third fastest with 1:14.151.

Di Resta made Q3 for the second in the time season, recording the best lap of 1:14.705 in the final session. Hulkenberg's effort of 1:14.748 in Q2 was not enough for a top 10-time.

Canadian GP: Force India's di Resta 8th fastest

While di Resta finished eighth, his team-mate Nico Hulkenberg was 13th.

India's Narain Karthikeyan will start the race from the back of the grid after managing 1:18.330.