Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fastest in FP1 of F1 Canadian GP with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in second and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso third.
It was relatively sedate FP1 session in F1 Canadian GP as Red Bull’s Verstappen headed the standings with a 1m15.158s lap despite having some issue with roll bar during the session. Ferrari’s Sainz was second with a 1m15.404s lap on the soft compound.
Alpine’s Alonso (1m15.531s) slotted in third on the medium tyres as Red Bull’s Sergio Perez (1m15.619s) was fourth from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (1m15.666s) who escaped any penalties in Canada at least. Mercedes’ George Russell (1m15.822s) put in a late lap to be sixth.
His teammate Lewis Hamilton (1m15.877s) was eighth behind Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll (1m15.877s) whereas his teammate Sebastian Vettel (1m16.041s) was ninth. The German had a moment at Turn 1 but both the Aston Martin cars looked to be in a better shape at Montreal.
McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo (1m16.083s) rounded out the Top 10, with Lando Norris in 12th where his session ended early after the team spotted a problem in his car which couldn’t be fixed on time in FP1. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly was ahead of him in 11th.
Williams’ Alexander Albon did well in 13th with AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda in 14th. The Japanese driver was the sole to have a brush with the wall at Turn 4, as Alpine’s Esteban Ocon in 15th where his session was affected by front-right brake issues.
The Alfa Romeo pair of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu ended up in 16th and 17th, with Haas’ Mick Schumacher in 18th, Williams’ Nicholas Latifi 19th and Haas’ Kevin Magnussen 20th.
Away from the session, the FIA shared the power unit elements list where Leclerc, Ocon and Magnussen took their third ICE with Tsunoda taking his fourth of the season. In terms of TC, Ocon and Magnussen took their third while Tsunoda took his fourth.
The MGU-H scene saw Leclerc, Ocon and Magnussen taking their third with Tsunoda taking his fourth. As for MGU-K, Leclerc and Ocon took their third and Tsunoda taking his fourth, with the Japanese driver also taking his second ES of the season.
And finally, the CE list saw Leclerc, Tsunoda, Stroll and Latifi take their second. While Leclerc escaped penalty, Tsunoda will have to start the F1 Canadian GP from the back after taking his fourth element for multiple parts.
Verstappen, Sainz and Alonso lead the way after first practice 👏#CanadianGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/6RuqbsmBjZ
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Here’s the new elements for Canadian GP: https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/decision-document/2022%20Canadian%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20New%20PU%20elements%20for%20this%20Event.pdf