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Sport Verstappen dominates Canadian GP practice

10:26  09 june  2018
10:26  09 june  2018 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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  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 quickest in Canadian GP second practice . FP2: Verstappen continues to lead the way. Max Verstappen has topped both practice sessions on the opening day of SS2/3: Double for Mikkelsen Andreas Mikkelsen dominated Friday.

Max Verstappen made a lightening getaway from fifth, going around the outside of Vettel at the start to take second behind Hamilton. But with Bottas simultaneously attacking Vettel on the inside, the latter found himself squeezed and damaged his front wing when he clipped Verstappen 's left-rear.

a truck that is driving down the road: 09 June, 2018: Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen was fastest in Canadian Grand Prix practice.© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd 09 June, 2018: Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen was fastest in Canadian Grand Prix practice.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen, under pressure to clean up his act after a string of crashes and costly errors, has clocked the fastest time in both free practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Verstappen's teammate, Australian Daniel Ricciardo, ran third in practice, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen between them.

The young Dutchman Verstappen clocked 1:12.198 seconds.

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen boosted his hopes of becoming Formula One's youngest driver on pole position after completing his domination of Canadian It was a far more polished performance than two weeks ago at the Monaco Grand Prix when Verstappen crashed in final practice and started the

Max Verstappen is fastest in second practice for the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo. Live text and audio commentary of Saturday's final practice and qualifying is on the BBC Sport website. Red Bull's Max Verstappen headed Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in second

"Today was a good day, the car is working very well. We did not really change a lot initially and that's always a good sign and gives you hope," said Verstappen.

"I think we looked quite competitive and it was a positive start to the weekend.

"So far everything went well and I have a good feeling."

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Verstappen arrived in Montreal under attack from all corners, after an incident-filled start to the season in which the 20-year-old reach the podium once in six races, while Ricciardo has recorded a pair of wins.

It has been a campaign filled with miscues.

He retired in Azerbaijan after a collision with Ricciardo and in China he tangled with Hamilton and Vettel, finishing fifth after a 10-second penalty demoted him from fourth, while Ricciardo won the race.

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  Could Ricciardo escape grid penalty? Daniel Ricciardo says he is "currently" set to avoid a Canadian GP grid penalty despite Red Bull's concerns over his engine.The team's chief technical officer, Adrian Newey, said at the start of the week that Ricciardo was facing "some quite big penalties" as a result of anticipated changes to his Renault power unit.

He dominated Friday's two sessions and made the most of his upgraded Renault engine to complete the hat-trick on Saturday with a lap of one minute 11.599 It was a far more polished performance than two weeks ago at the Monaco Grand Prix when Verstappen crashed in final practice and started the

Red Bull's Max Verstappen topped final Formula 1 practice ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, completing a hat-trick of fastest session times in Montreal. Verstappen , who was quickest in both Friday practice sessions too, unleashed a 1m11.599s on hypersoft tyres with 13 minutes remaining to

Before that, he collided with Hamilton in Bahrain and retired while he had a 360-degree spin in Australia and finished sixth after starting fourth.

Mercedes' championship leader Lewis Hamilton, chasing a record equalling seventh Canadian Grand Prix win, was fourth best ahead of his Ferrari championship rival Sebastian Vettel and team mate Valtteri Bottas.

If Hamilton is to secure what would be a record seventh pole in Canada on Saturday the Briton will have to squeeze more out an engine that is running in its seventh race.

"It's such a fun track to drive and we didn't have any problems, I really enjoyed it," said Hamilton, who has won the last three straight races on the Montreal circuit.

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