Jarno Trulli dropped out of the exclusive club of drivers to have qualified in the top ten for each grand prix this season after failing to make the second phase cut in Canada.

The Italian was not alone in suffering a torrid session as the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve began to break up, but spun at both ends of the 15-minute window and ended up pitting as the chequered flag fell, condemning himself to 14th on the grid, behind Toyota team-mate Timo Glock.

The German also failed to make the cut, managing only eleventh, and joined Kazuki Nakajima - a surprise given Williams' form so far this weekend - David Coulthard and the luckless Nelson Piquet in dropping out of the session.

Nick Heidfeld appeared on course to be in the bottom five of the session, after twice recording laps good enough for eleventh, but then found time on his final run to haul himself up to eighth, at the expense of fellow German Glock.

The track conditions meant that most of the leading runners were on track early in the session, with only the two BMW Saubers opting to wait until the second half, and Lewis Hamilton again topped the times, despite lapping slower than he had in Q1. Again, the Briton had the two Ferraris right behind him, Felipe Massa ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, with Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber completing the top five.

Webber, however, will play no further part in qualifying after hitting the wall at turn seven in the closing moments of Q2, giving Honda the chance to rise as high as the inside of row nine after Rubens Barrichello made it through. Nico Rosberg, Heikki Kovalainen and the two BMWs were the others to make it into the final shoot-out.

 

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