The four-time world champion took his first pole position in France for 10 years, but said that he was not at his best in the final part of qualifying.
"I'm really happy with the pole, but I always strive for perfection and there was some time left on the track, so I still have stuff to work on", he said.
"We were strong today, the team did a really good job", he said.
Renault's Carlos Sainz was seventh fastest and Sauber's Charles Leclerc an eye-catching eighth.
There was gloom at McLaren, with last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours victor and double world champion Fernando Alonso only 16th. In a separate incident, Hamilton had to take high-speed avoiding action when Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne was slow moving his McLaren on the racing line on the Mistral straight. He finished the race in Canada fifth, and saw Vettel turn a 14-point deficit into a one-point lead with a victory.
Brendon Hartley will start behind them for Toro Rosso due to penalties arising from a breach of the engine regulations, with the New Zealander using his fourth of the season.
Thanks to the trade war that was ostensibly meant to preserve and create American jobs, some American workers will lose theirs. Harley-Davidson claimed Monday that the E.U.'s action increased the tariffs on its motorcycles "from 6 percent to 31 percent".
If a candidate wins just over 50 percent of the vote, he will win the presidency, but if not, there will be a runoff on July 8. And the economy is struggling: The Turkish lira is down 20 percent this year and inflation is running at 18 percent.
But critics accuse the Turkish strongman, 64, of trampling on civil liberties and displaying autocratic behaviour. Analysts predict an economic downturn amid rising inflation and a struggling currency.
The " Game of Thrones " star married Rose Leslie on Saturday in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with a star-studded guest list. But this weekend's United Kingdom wedding of the two former " Game of Thrones " co-stars was a much-anticipated event.
The 40-second video has sparked outrage across social media with one user saying: "I probably would have slapped the dude myself". The parents or god-parents of the child look to be in disbelief as the priest begins to pull the child close to him once again.
OPEC and its allies have since previous year been participating in a pact to cut output by 1.8 million bpd. The expectation that the increase will fall short of the 1 million bpd figure boosted the market.
Interested in Turkey? Add Turkey as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Turkey news, video , and analysis from ABC News. Critics say it will further erode democracy in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member state and entrench one-man rule.
Trump said at a Cabinet meeting in the White House that "They've stopped the sending of missiles, including ballistic missiles". The bloody conflict resulted in the deaths of almost a million soldiers and hundreds of thousands of civilians.
A Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll released on Tuesday showed fewer than one in three American adults supporting the policy. Because any illegal border crossing is prosecuted, parents and children are separated during the legal process.
Joe Jackson Passes Away at Age 89
He formed The Jackson Brothers in 1963 - with sons Tito , Jackie and Jermaine - and began entering them in local talent shows. By the time his 1982 album Thriller made Michael pop music's biggest star, Joe's management control was contracting.
US military to host migrant children
The order does not end a "zero tolerance" policy that calls for criminal prosecution of immigrants crossing the border illegally. The Associated Press first reported that about 500 of the more than 2,000 children separated had been reunited.
History of Concacaf teams against England motivates Panama
But despite England's narrow margin of victory over Tunisia, the manager was delighted with what he saw from his side. Argentina face elimination after winning just one point from their two matches and Germany lost their opening game.
Trump Intends to Settle Trade Row with China
Despite some reprieve in the revised tariff lists, US consumers will likely still feel the effects of higher prices down the road. Within hours, Trump responded with a threat to impose a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from the European Union .
Brazil beats Costa Rica in tense encounter
Coutinho said Brazil "deserved the win", after the Selecao were held to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening match. I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win. "Genuine or not, Neymar's crying is worrying", Globo said.
Melania border trip sends message: Darcy cartoon
The show cut to a clip of the first lady saying she planned to figure out how she could help the kids who were detained. Almost 2,000 children have been taken away from their families at the Mexican border per one of her husband's policies.
Rapper XXXTentacion shot and killed in Florida
He released his debut album, 17, the same year, and followed it up with? One of them fired at him before they made off in an SUV. Broward County Sheriff's Office has tweeted that a $3,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest.