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Formula 1: Verstappen, the best of Friday in Canada

The Formula 1 closed on Friday with FP2 for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, on an afternoon with mostly cloudy


The closed on Friday with for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, on an afternoon with mostly cloudy skies, but no rain.

After a good start for in Max In , the world champion started the afternoon session again on top with a time of 1.14.127, which he set in the first half of the session on soft tyres.

The session progressed and progress was seen by the Ferraris. Charles Leclerc, who in the end will not be penalized for changes of elements, finished second at 81 thousandths of the Dutchman. third finished Carlos (Ferrari) at 225 thousandths, quarter Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) at 315 and a fifth Fernando (Alpine) to 416.

They closed the top 10: Pierre Gasley (AlphaTauri), George Russell (Mercedes), lando norris (McLaren), Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) and Stephen Ocon (Alpine). While, lewis hamilton finished 13th at 1,294 from the top and Valtteri Bottas was unable to close any laps due to anti-stall issues.

The exercise for him Canadian GP will continue tomorrow with FP3 at 2:00 p.m. and the classification at 5:00 p.m., while on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. the race will start.

Verstappen, the best in FP1

Max Verstappen activity started in the best way Canadian Grand Prixof Formula 1. In the first test, the pilot of Red Bull he registered 1m15s158/1000 and was the fastest in this first round, with a view to the competition, the ninth of the season, which will be held on Sunday in the Montreal Gilles Villeneuve circuit.

After his victory last Sunday in Baku, for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Verstappen returned to dominate with Red Bull. In this way, Formula 1 activity returned to the Canadian track, since the last time it had been in 2019, prior to the pandemic.

Verstappen he was escorted by the two Spaniards. Carlos Sainzwith ferrariwas placed in second place, while the former champion, Fernando Alonso (Alpine) surprised everyone with third place.

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sainz finished 246 thousandths of a second from Verstappenwhile Alonso he did it at 373 thousandths.

At the beginning, Valtteri Bottas He had been competitive, although the records quickly improved until Verstappen was finally the dominator. However, his teammate, the Mexican Sergio “Checo” Perezcould not place ahead and finished in fourth place.

In the midst of the controversy in the Formula 1 for the intervention of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) for the modifications as a result of the “bounce” of the cars on the straights at more than 300 km/h, the former monarch Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) was in eighth place.

At 18 in Argentina, training will continue, with the second batch.