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Sport Verstappen posts more fast times in Canadian GP practice

22:15  09 june  2018
22:15  09 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

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MONTREAL (AP) — Red Bull's Max Verstappen posted the fastest lap at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix for the third practice session in a row. Mercedes and Ferrari are right behind and will try to close the gap in qualifying on Saturday afternoon. Verstappen completed the 2.71-mile (4.36-km) lap

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 MONTREAL -- Red Bull's Max Verstappen posted the fastest lap at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix for the third practice session in a row.

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 09: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB14 TAG Heuer on track during final practice for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 9, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images) © (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images) MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 09: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB14 TAG Heuer on track during final practice for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 9, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

MONTREAL -- Red Bull's Max Verstappen posted the fastest lap at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix for the third practice session in a row.

Mercedes and Ferrari are right behind and will try to close the gap in qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

Verstappen completed the 2.71-mile (4.36-km) lap at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 1 minute, 11.599 seconds. That was about 5 one-hundredths of a second ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was right behind them, coming in 0.107 slower than Verstappen.

Verstappen had never led a practice session before sweeping them in Montreal. The 20-year-old Dutchman is looking to overcome a recent history of mistakes that left him threatening to head-butt anyone who asked about the crashes.

Hamilton, Bottas fastest during 1st French GP practice .
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