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Max Verstappen has topped both practice sessions on the opening day of action at the Canadian Grand Prix weekend.
Sebastian Vettel, all six Renault powered cars and the Toro Rosso Honda pairing all have new internal combustion engines for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Claire Williams, Bob Fernley and Guenther Steiner face the press in Friday’s FIA press conference in Canada.
Max Verstappen set the pace in Canada on Friday morning as Nico Hulkenberg brought out the reds and Lance Stroll tagged the Wall.
Max Verstappen topped both Friday practice sessions in Montreal as Mercedes avoided running the hypersoft tyre.
Romain Grosjean had an unfortunate incident with a marmot before finishing P7 in FP2 – best of the rest.
Renault had a tough opening day at the office, as did Williams who were way off the pace.
Ahead of his 300th grand prix, Fernando Alonso has rubbished claims that he is bored of Formula 1, adamant he’ll be around for “many more years”.
Nico Hulkenberg’s Renault didn’t survive first practice in Montreal while Lance Stroll’s Williams was left with a puncture when he whacked the Wall of Champions.
Although Pierre Gasly is trying to curb his excitement ahead of Honda’s upgrade, he says if the numbers play out as they expect, Toro Rosso will move “forward in the ranks.”