Red Bulls’ Max Verstappen stayed on top in FP2 of F1 Canadian GP with Ferrari pair of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz slotting behind him.
Rain pretty much stayed away from FP2 of F1 Canadian GP, as Red Bull’s Verstappen stayed on top with a 1m14.127s lap where he was only 0.081s faster than Ferrari’s Leclerc (1m14.208s) as his teammate Sainz (1m14.352s) slotted in third.
The midfield was tasty with Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel (1m14.442s) slotting in fourth from Alpine’s Fernando Alonso (1m14.543s) and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly (1m14.879s), where Mercedes’ George Russell (1m14.971s) was seventh and McLaren’s Lando Norris (1m14.987s) eighth.
From third to eighth, it was six drivers from six different teams as McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo (1m15.033s) and Alpine’s Esteban Ocon (1m15.119s) rounded out the Top 10. The Frenchman showing some pace in FP2 after brake issues he faced in FP1.
Among the Top 10, both Vettel and Gasly are to visit the stewards after failing to go to the left of the orange box at Turn 14 when they missed the corner. Also, Vettel and has been summoned for unsafe release against Haas’ Kevin Magnussen.
While Red Bull’s Verstappen headed the standings, a different set-up for Sergio Perez saw him only 11th with an obvious disappointment. In that list was Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton as well in 13th behind Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll.
The Haas pair did goodish in 14th and 15th with Magnussen ahead of Mick Schumacher, while Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu was 16th from AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda. The Williams pair of Alexnader Albon and Nicholas Latifi were 18th and 19th.
That was it from the drivers with Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas unable to set a time after facing anti-stall issues. The team tried to fix it and send him out, but he had troubled downshifting. The session saw one Virtual Safety Car moment when a trash can rolled over on the circuit as the likes of Leclerc, Ricciardo, Vettel and more had few moments.
🏁 FP2 CLASSIFICATION 🏁
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UPDATE: Leclerc gets a 10-place grid penalty after he took a third CE for the weekend. As per Sky Sports F1, the Monegasque is likely to take a fourth ICE to put it into the pool. He has already taken a third ICE for FP1 and FP2 and is likely to take fourth one for FP3.
UPDATE 2: Stroll, Gasly and Vettel were handed a reprimand for driving for failing to adhere to the FIA Race Directors’ note.
#F1 #CanadianGP A 10 place grid drop for Charles Leclerc but @JoostNederpelt heard Ferrari MIGHT take another PU and will start from the back. Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll all got a reprimand. #MsportXtra pic.twitter.com/iK2CanShMm
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Here’s how FP1 of F1 Canadian GP panned out