Verstappen tops Friday sessions

By on Friday, June 8, 2018

The seventh round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship began with practice Friday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal as teams prepared for the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 4.361-kilometer circuit were run under sunny and comfortable conditions.

Leading the way in FP1 was Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, whose fast lap of 1:13.302 was .088 of a second better than the next quickest driver, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

FP1 results

1.  M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:13.302
2.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:13.390
3.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:13.518
4.  S. Vettel Ferrari 01:13.574
5.  V. Bottas Mercedes 01:13.617
6.  K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:13.727
7.  F. Alonso McLaren 01:13.900
8.  C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:14.116
9.  S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:14.311
10.  P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:15.004
11.  E. Ocon Force India 01:15.071
12.  R. Grosjean Haas 01:15.119
13.  M. Ericsson Sauber 01:15.386
14.  C. Leclerc Sauber 01:15.439
15.  K. Magnussen Haas 01:15.579
16.  B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:15.756
17.  S. Sirotkin Williams 01:15.768
18.  L. Stroll Williams 01:16.259
19.  N. Latifi Force India 01:17.145
20.  N. Hulkenberg Renault

Verstappen remained atop FP2 with a mark of 1:12.198, which was .130 of a second better than his nearest pursuer, Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen. The Montreal track record of 1:11.459, set last year by Hamilton in the final round of qualifying, remained intact.

FP2 results

1.  M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:12.198
2.  K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:12.328
3.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:12.603
4.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:12.777
5.  S. Vettel Ferrari 01:12.985
6.  V. Bottas Mercedes 01:13.061
7.  R. Grosjean Haas 01:13.620
8.  E. Ocon Force India 01:13.747
9.  S. Pérez Force India 01:13.754
10.  F. Alonso McLaren 01:13.866
11.  C. Leclerc Sauber 01:13.884
12.  B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:13.889
13.  K. Magnussen Haas 01:13.956
14.  N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:13.967
15.  M. Ericsson Sauber 01:14.108
16.  S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:14.167
17.  C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:14.433
18.  P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:14.486
19.  L. Stroll Williams 01:14.703
20.  S. Sirotkin Williams 01:14.782

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