Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen was unstoppable in the Formula 1’s Canadian Prix’s practice sessions as the Dutchman remained on top in the final session as well on Saturday after topping both FP1 and FP2 on Friday.
Following quick laps from the Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, the Dutchman went quicker still with a time of 1m11.599s but he was only 0.049s ahead of Vettel – who was a mere 0.002s ahead of Raikkonen.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton was fourth with a time of 1m11.706s as teammate Valtteri Bottas (1m12.255s) sandwiched Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo (1m12.153s), after the Mercedes drivers tried the hypersoft tyres for the first time this weekend.
The best of the rest was Force India’s Sergio Perez (1m12.903s) ahead of Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg (1m12.946s) with Haas’ Romain Grosjean (1m13.014s) in ninth and McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoore (1m13.034s) 10th to make it seven teams inside the Top 10.
Force India’s Esteban Ocon (1m13.064s) finished 11th ahead of the lead Toro Rosso of Brendon Hartley (1m13.076s) with McLaren’s Fernando Alonso (1m13.225s) in 13th, Renault’s Carlos Sainz (1m13.331s) 14th and Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly (1m13.334s) in 15th.
The lead Sauber of Charles Leclerc (1m13.452s) was 16th from Haas’ Kevin Magnussen (1m13.488s), Williams’ Sergey Sirotkin (1m13.818s), Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson (1m13.925s) as Williams’ Lance Stroll (1m13.968s) rounded out the Top 20 finishers.