Canadian Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso Quickest In Final Practice, Charles Leclerc To Start From Back Of Grid

Canadian Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso Quickest In Final Practice, Charles Leclerc To Start From Back Of Grid

Fernando Alonso on Saturday topped those years when he topped Alpine’s time in Sunday’s wet and eventful third practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix. The 40-year-old Spaniard, a two-time world champion in 2005 and 2006, clocked a time of one minute and 33.826 seconds on intermediate tires, second only to Pierre Gaselli Alpha Tory, just 0.053 seconds away, with four. ۔ – Sebastian Vettel of third-time champion Aston Martin finished third, 0.055 seconds behind. For Alonso, it was a brilliant performance in the treacherous conditions on the demanding and fast circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

He will bid for his first pool position after the 2012 German Grand Prix later on Saturday, which is expected to be just as difficult.

His Alpine teammate Esteban O’Connor was fourth, ahead of Daniel Ricardo and his McLaren teammates Lindo Norris, Mercedes’ George Russell and Sergio Perez’s Red Bulls, and world champion and series leader Max Verstappen.

Carlos Sanz was ranked 10th for Ferrari, while teammate Charles Laker did not plan to exit as several drivers had to go off-track, including Verstapon.

The Senses set the pace for most of the session on fully wet tires while Haas’ Kevin Magnuson, Vitaly and Alfa Romeo’s Voltaire Bottas and others had a great time.

After an overnight downpour, the session began in cold and wet conditions, with Haas’ Kevin Magnusson and Alfa Romeo’s Voltaire Bottas being the first to venture out on full wet tires.

He was soon followed by two Ferraris and a McShocker. He did well to control a sharp image in his hassle as he tried to learn more about the track on his first tour of Montreal as a driver.

Leclerc blow

During the session, it was confirmed that the lacquer would start from the back of the grid when Ferrari chose to replace its power unit, adding to its frustration with the FIA’s decision to intervene in the ‘purging’. A blow to do.

Lakerk has lost two engines in his last three races and has used his allowed amount of engines, meaning he will now face further fines at the end of the season.

“It’s the best decision we can make,” said Laker, whose teammates will also get a new engine, but without penalty.

Referring to the debate on ‘porposing’, he added: “We have worked hard to get these issues to the top.

“We’ve improved a lot and now it’s all working. Are we putting it off just because there’s probably a team that is struggling more than the others?”

“I think so – I clearly think it’s bad for Mercedes, but I think there could be some improvements.”

Laker expressed his sympathy for Hamilton and Russell, adding that he was “outraged” to see them in distress as they got out of their cars in Baku.


But, in a nutshell, he agreed with title rivals Verstappen that Red Bull and Ferrari had done their part to solve their bouncing problems and the trend of ‘porpoising’ that came with the new ‘ground effect’ formula this year. Is.

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