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Sport Max Verstappen fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP

19:35  08 june  2018
19:35  08 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing, Verstappen went faster than Formula Renault regulars like Steijn Schothorst At the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix, Verstappen topped all three practice sessions and qualified However a safety car was deployed during the middle of the 1 st lap caused by a collision between " Max Verstappen : Teenager to drive in practice at Japanese Grand Prix". BBC Sport.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes in first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. The Spaniard, celebrating his 300th grand prix this weekend, was fastest early on before a brief red-flag period when Nico Hulkenberg's Renault stopped on track with gearbox issues, and continued

Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during practice for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 8, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) © Mark Thompson Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during practice for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 8, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

MONTREAL (AP) Max Verstappen has posted the fasted lap in the first practice at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix.

Verstappen completed the 2.71-mile (4.36-km) lap at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 1 minute, 13.302 seconds. That was 0.088 seconds faster than defending champion Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes. Verstappen's Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo was third best, followed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.

Hamilton is looking for his fourth straight and his seventh overall win in Montreal. The four-time Formula One champion leads this year's standings with 110 points in the first six races, 14 points ahead of Vettel.

Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin spun and hit a wall in the morning session, but was able to continue. Sauber's Marcus Ericsson also had a spin that left him facing the wrong way on the track, but he straightened out and resumed.

Hamilton, Bottas fastest during 1st French GP practice .
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas have posted the top two times during the opening practice session for Formula One's French Grand Prix. 

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