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Vettel, who is 14 points behind Hamilton in the championship and has a great chance to make up ground, said: “Yesterday we were a bit in trouble and I just couldn’t get the rhythm, but today it switched on and what a day. The car was incredible.”Hamilton was struggling throughout qualifying, despite looking strong through most of the weekend, but he surely will not have expected to end up down in fourth on a circuit at which he has taken six wins and six poles in 10 events, nor to be beaten by a team-mate for only the second time in his career here.The world champion was third in first qualifying, fifth in second qualifying, and fourth after the first runs in the top 10 shootout. He locked his brakes at the hairpin on both his laps in the final session, and on his first could be seen struggling for traction out of it as well, and he ended up 0.139secs slower than Bottas.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won an intense battle to take pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix, with title rival Lewis Hamilton only fourth. Vettel edged Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.093 seconds as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen sneaked ahead of Hamilton with his final lap.Hamilton was unusually out of sorts on a track at which he has excelled so many times, and a series of mistakes left him struggling to keep up. He was 0.232secs off the pace.Vettel’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was fifth, slipping down from third on the first runs after blowing his final lap with an error in running wide on the exit of Turn Two. The second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo was sixth.
“Life’s not fair, but I think I’ve been on the good side of fair for most of my life,” Walton said. “I’m still fine with the record being what it is and sitting in front of you guys today. It worked out fine.” Will things work out fine for the Lakers? They finished the past two years under Byron Scott with the word record in franchise history in consecutive seasons. The Lakers have an intriguing albeit undeveloped young core in D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, a far cry from Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green guiding the Warriors to an NBA-best 73-9 regular-season record. The Lakers will also no longer have Kobe Bryant to guide them.“He’s obviously going to be missed. But his departure also opens up this opportunity for the next generation of Lakers and the next movement that I think will be exciting,” Walton said. “Not only to the young players, but to free agents.”Hence, Walton maintained that “everything excites me,” ranging from the Lakers’ young roster, their No. 2 draft pick and nearly $60 million to spend on free agents. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EL SEGUNDO >> The raw frustration over recently losing in the NBA Finals could not dilute Luke Walton’s enthusiasm. Nor could the potentially long rebuilding process that awaits him as the Lakers’ head coach. After all, that has represented Walton’s “dream job” ever since he spent the majority of his 10-year NBA career donning the purple and gold. So even if he admittedly has “no idea” how long it will take to erase the stench from the Lakers finishing last year with their worst record in franchise history, Walton refused to listen to his father’s advice on passing up on the Lakers’ coaching job.“I love my father. Sometimes he has great advice. Sometimes he doesn’t,” Walton said on Tuesday at the Lakers’ introductory press conference at their practice facility in El Segundo. “He also told me never to get into coaching in the first place because the lifestyle is too crazy. I love coaching. I didn’t listen to him on that.”It’s a good thing Walton did not listen. He became the Warriors’ assistant coach the past two years that entailed one thrilling NBA championship (2015) and a frustrating NBA Finals series loss (2016). But even if Walton’s time with the Warriors ended with a Game 7 defeat to Cleveland on Sunday, it also coincided with Walton guiding Golden State to a 39-4 record while Steve Kerr recovered from back surgery. The record may not have counted, but Walton mused “0-0 still helped me get my dream job.” “If you focus on the process of getting better individually and as a team and you don’t worry about the wins, that’s when the wins start happening,” Walton said. “That’s when you have playoff runs. It’s those little things that are the difference between winning and losing games.”Walton also argued that often spelled the difference between the Warriors winning and losing games. Though the talent level between the Lakers and Warriors are currently incomparable, Walton planed to embrace a similar “up-tempo style” based on ball movement, floor spacing, outside shooting and openness toward analytics. Walton also planned to adopt the democratic and loose atmosphere Warriors coach Steve Kerr adopted, which included music playing during practice and impromptu bowling events. “You have to make it fun for them,” Walton said. “Basketball is meant to be a game of joy. If you can provide that environment and make guys bust their tail everyday in practice and work harder because they’re enjoying it, they look forward toward coming into the gym everyday.”Those words seemed more encouraging than Scott’s old-school rhetoric. Russell, Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown attended Walton’s press conference and often nodded at several of Walton’s answers. “He got me excited right now,” Russell said. “I’m ready for summer league. I’m ready for preseason. I’m ready for the first practice. I’m ready for all of that.”Walton also sounded ready to work. During the Warriors’ playoff run, Walton communicated informally with Kupchak and executive Jim Buss and received reports from their pre-draft workouts. He has plenty to catch up on beyond preparing for Thursday’s NBA draft. Walton said he will be “heavily involved in practice” when the Lakers begin summer league play on July 8 in Las Vegas. He plans to fill out his coaching staff “before summer league starts,” which currently features Brian Shaw as his lead assistant. “These are all things that normally would’ve been taken care of by now,” Walton said. “But because of the circumstances and the Lakers being so great about not pressing me, I had work to do. We’re still slowly working on it.”That might describe the Lakers’ rebuilding process as well, though Walton said four words the organization could hardly say in recent seasons.Said Walton: “The future looks bright.”