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Sport P1: Verstappen leads Hamilton

21:26  08 june  2018
21:26  08 june  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Verstappen dominates Canadian GP practice

  Verstappen dominates Canadian GP practice Daniel Ricciardo is third-fastest after the first two practice sessions at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.Verstappen's teammate, Australian Daniel Ricciardo, ran third in practice, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen between them.

Max Verstappen pipped Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in Practice One for the Canadian GP, as Fernando Alonso enjoyed a fine start to his 300th grand prix weekend. Hamilton was just 0.088s slower in the lead Mercedes, and posted his time on the slower ultrasoft tyres.

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Sutton Images© Provided by BSkyB Sutton Images Max Verstappen pipped Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in Practice One for the Canadian GP, as Fernando Alonso enjoyed a fine start to his 300th grand prix weekend.

Verstappen, under increased pressure to have a clean weekend following his Monaco crash, posted a 1:13.302 on hypersoft tyres to top a session for the first time in 2018 as Red Bull benefitted from their upgraded Renault power unit.

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Hamilton was just 0.088s slower in the lead Mercedes, and posted his time on the slower ultrasoft tyres. The reigning world champion is seeking a record-equalling seventh win in Montreal this weekend.

Mad Max threatens headbutt in Montreal

  Mad Max threatens headbutt in Montreal Max Verstappen is tired of questions over his combative Formula One style, threatening to headbutt the next person to ask him about his dismal season.The dour Dutchman could barely force even a small smile and had few words during a prickly news conference before Sunday's (Monday AEST) Canadian Grand Prix where he defended his performance this season as tenaciously as he defends his racing line on the track.

If FP1 suggested Mercedes might be about to run away with things in Australia, FP2 did quite the opposite. When the chequered flag fell at the end of the second practice session of the year, it was Lewis Hamilton who once again had his nose in front.

Max Verstappen topped the first Formula 1 free practice session of the Canadian Grand prix weekend, as Lewis Hamilton prevented a Red Bull one-two. After backing off for a lap before pushing again, the Red Bull driver went even faster to post a 1m13.302s, but Hamilton was also improving at the

Monaco GP winner Daniel Ricciardo was third in the second Red Bull, two tenths off Verstappen's benchmark, with Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen just behind.

Only four tenths of a second covered the top six, suggesting the weekend looks set to be another close battle between the three leading teams.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner confirmed to Sky F1 that Ricciard's first MGU-K component had been re-fitted to his RB14, with the team hoping to avoid a grid penalty after his problem in Monte Carlo.

And on a key weekend for engine decisions with Renault, Ferrari and Honda bringing fresh upgrades, Red Bull will have been further encouraged by the sight of the Honda-powered Toro Rosso topping the speed trap charts as they prepare to make their 2019 engine decision.

Red Bull boss issues Verstappen ultimatum

  Red Bull boss issues Verstappen ultimatum Christian Horner's strong words for star driver following another weekend ruined by a mistake.Verstappen was forced to start from the rear of the grid in the Monaco Grand Prix after crashing in the final minutes of practice, with mechanics not able to repair his car in time to take part in qualifying.

Max Verstappen sets the pace for Red Bull in the opening F1 practice session of the Canadian Grand Prix race weekend, edging out Lewis Hamilton at the top of the timesheets.

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Alonso and McLaren showed promising signs at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Spaniard had traded fastest laps with the two Mercedes drivers early on and claimed the early 'best of rest' tag with a 1:13.900 on ultrasofts.

The two-time world champion was just half a second off the leading time, and half a second ahead of team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne, who was ninth just behind Carlos Sainz's works Renault.

But Sainz's team-mate Nico Hulkenberg endured a frustrating start to the weekend as his RS17 ground to a halt before he could set a time with an apparent gearbox issue.

Home favourite Lance Stroll also had a troubled opening session, the Canadian suffering a puncture when he clipped the Wall of Champions and posting the second-slowest time, with only compatriot Nicolas Latifi - driving Sergio Perez's Force India - behind.

Stroll's team-mate Sergey Sirotkin also hit the barriers heavily at Turn Six and was 17th on another difficult morning for Williams.

Sauber had an encouraging session with Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc 13th and 14th respectively, between the two Haas cars.


Ricciardo will have a grid penalty in Canada, says Newey .
<p>Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will have a grid penalty for the Canadian Grand Prix after winning in Monaco with a damaged power unit.</p>The designer told Reuters at a Motorsport Hall of Fame awards event that a penalty of some sort was inevitable for the Australian, who is third in the championship behind Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

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