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Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice 1:


Lewis Hamilton Tops The Time Sheets As Mercedes Take Another  1-2

By Harry Schofield:


The first practice session of the weekend began with a rather dusty circuit, mainly from the new pit building complex, leaving the circuit in a very poor condition for the drivers for the first few laps until the cars manually cleaned the track .


The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a very fast track with big straight and slow corners, just before you get to the wall of champions you have a very difficult bumpy braking session then into to chicane before the start and finish line which leads on to the “wall of champions” that causes so many cars to brush the wall and also to destroy the car with a heavy right foot by some of the drivers.



Romain Grosjean spun as he went in to hard to turn 6, stepping the back end out of the Hass, causing a yellow flag to the session.



The dusty track conditions caused problems for many drivers with Vettel also having a moment.


Kimi Raikkonen continues to impress in his Alfa Romeo as he sets the 6th quickest time of 1.178


Lewis and Valtteri continued to dominate with a 1-2 with the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc in 3rd position, while his team mate Sebastian was 5th.


The Red Bull of Max Verstappen was 4th and Pierre Gasly struggling down in 13th position.

Pierre has to up his game this weekend as his seat must be in question if he does not deliver soon.



Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice 1 Times :


1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 31 1:12.767

2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 25 1:12.914 0.147

3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 24 1:13.720 0.953

4 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 26 1:13.755 0.988

5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 28 1:13.905 1.138

6 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 30 1:13.945 1.178

7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 34 1:13.973 1.206

8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 31 1:14.123 1.356

9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 31 1:14.172 1.405

10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 32 1:14.202 1.435

11 Lando Norris McLaren 33 1:14.246 1.479

12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 30 1:14.474 1.707

13 Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing 27 1:14.570 1.803

14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 17 1:14.582 1.815

15 Romain Grosjean Haas 31 1:14.645 1.878

16 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 36 1:14.703 1.936

17 Lance Stroll Racing Point 32 1:14.812 2.045

18 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 32 1:15.343 2.576

19 George Russell Williams 29 1:15.989 3.222

20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 33 1:16.199 3.432

 

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