GP Canada F1: Max Verstappen was in first place and Fernando Alonso was second fastest

GP Canada F1: Max Verstappen was in first place and Fernando Alonso was second fastest

Max Verstappen was the fastest driver of the Canadian GP test, with a time of 1: 21,229 in wet conditions. Fernando Alonso took advantage of the conditions of the race and surprised and climbed 0.645s over the Dutchman, returning to the top of the period in the semi-finals and beating Carlos Sainz, who was third fastest. , 0.797s away from the post.
Without Charles Leclerc against him – who is penalized and starts at the bottom of the starting lineup – Verstappen has few opponents. Carlos Sainz tried to replace his team-mate, but he couldn’t and Fernando Alonso defeated his compatriot, promising to fight for the top spot in the race.
Lewis Hamilton is the fourth fastest pilot, followed by Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher. Esteban Ocon was not as fast as his teammates and finished Q3 in 7th place on the period, ahead of George Russell, who took a risk with a soft tire on the final try. he did and failed. Daniel Ricciardo finished ahead of Q3 rookie Guanyu Zhou.
The meeting was even suspended for a few minutes, after Sergio Pérez left the rails in Q2 and fell short of the area’s defense.
Not only was it raining in Montreal at the start of the playoffs but it was also cold. With an air temperature of 12ºC and an air temperature of 17ºC, tire warm-up was very important during Q1 at least.
Among the surprises in the playoffs were the dismissals of Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll in Q1. The Aston Martins were one of the fastest in training, but in classification the situation was completely different and according to Vettel they couldn’t control wet tires. Gasly also had a lot of trouble popping up in the corner and didn’t have time to enter Q2.
Q1, with rain, is very difficult for many drivers. Lewis Hamilton was 12th fastest and Sergio Pérez was 13th. The Mexican rider had no luck again in Q2 and lost control of the RB18 and fell on the defense of the area, missing the final game.
Lando Norris’s McLaren ran heavily outside the rails, making it difficult for drivers to keep the car during the race, along with some problems with the Mercedes power unit, which crashed in Q2.
On the opposite side, Fernando Alonso has consistently excelled in three divisions of the tournament and Mick Schumacher managed to get through Q3 in faster time than Kevin Magnussen. Zhou Guanyu also advanced in Q3 and in this case it was his first appearance.

This is the session:

F1: The unexpected Aston Martin
Drivers all started with wet tires, at the time of the opening of Q1. The biggest doubt is that if with these conditions, Charles Leclerc will take the risk, because he knows that in any case he was leaving from behind the pitch, but the driver was really out of the way.
The best start of the tournament was George Russell, with a time of 1: 36.688s, followed by his teammates, until Max Verstappen improved his time, then Esteban Ocon.
Russell again led the period with less than 10 minutes left in Q1, while Sainz had the second-best run of the season. Kevin Magnussen, who saw one of the quickest rounds canceled, wasted no time, but it was a short-lived situation,
Last time, Sebastian Vettel was in the elimination zone, as were Alexander Albon, Nicholas Latifi, Yuki Tsunoda (who knew he would start from behind the pack with penalties for changing the power) and Lance Stroll.
Sainz was still stunned, as he passed at the exit on the 3rd turn and led the sample with the yellow flag in Sector 1. When he managed to save himself on the 3rd turn. -14 Alexander Albon, Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi and Yuki Tsunoda. removed.
At the end of Q1, Leclerc, Sainz and Albon were warned that they would be investigated for walking around the tracks too slowly.
Max Verstappen set the pace for Q1 with a time of 1: 32.219. He was closely followed by Fernando Alonso (+0.058) and Carlos Sainz finishing the top three (+0.562).
Lewis Hamilton finished 12th (+1.622s) and Sergio Pérez was one place behind the Briton.

Q2: Mick Schumacher is responding to criticism and moving on to Q3
While Leclerc didn’t need to take risks, he didn’t get back on track in Q2.
Alexander Albon and Sergio Pérez left the road at the beginning of Q2, surprisingly both with intermediate wheels and no traction to keep the single seats on the road. While the Williams driver managed to get the car out with no major damage, Pérez was unable to get out and forced a suspension during the break, to remove him from the spot where paramedics had stopped him. The tournament for the Mexicans is over.
At that point, with 9 minutes left in Q2, Fernando Alonso led the period, followed by Max Verstappen.
At the start of the session the road was a bit dry so all drivers could use intermediate wheels and Max Verstappen jumped to the top of the period. Carlos Sainz improved Verstappen’s record by a few seconds, as the Dutchman was faster again.
Lando Norris came in the final two minutes of Q2 with no time on record, not much time for more than one attempt, at a time when part of the road was already dry.
It’s worth noting that Mick Schumacher managed to finish Q2 in a much faster time than Kevin Magnussen. At the top of the period, Verstappen beat Sainz, while Valtteri Bottas, Alexander Albon, Sergio Pérez, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc had no time recorded.

Q3: Verstappen is not misplaced on the pole
Max Verstappen set the fastest time in Q3, with Carlos Sainz 0.231s in Dutch time. Fernando Alonso is close to his compatriots, staying 0.396s in Verstappen’s day.
George Russell stayed in the pit, riding on soft wheels on the W13, but failed miserably, exiting the very wet complex on laps 1 and 2.
In the end, Verstappen managed to improve on his previous record and solidify his lead on the period, while later, Carlos Sainz’s day was defeated by Fernando Alonso, with a good performance by the experienced drivers.
Lewis Hamilton managed to move up to fourth place and beat his teammate Magnussen, who gave good instructions at today’s meeting.

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