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09 Jun 21:42 Vettel about to take the flag but he doesn't win the race.
09 Jun 21:39 2 more laps to go.
09 Jun 21:38 Bottas told to box so he can go for a fastest lap.
09 Jun 21:31 "They're stealing the race from us" - Vettel 
09 Jun 21:30 Vettel still disputing on radio. 
09 Jun 21:30 Leclerc has fastest lap.
09 Jun 21:26 VETTEL given 5 second penalty. 
09 Jun 21:25 Bottas still holding on to fastest lap.
09 Jun 21:24 Team principal Steiner saying "Enough now," to Magnussen.
09 Jun 21:23 Magnussen: This is the worst experience I have had in any race car. Ever."
09 Jun 21:14 OMGOSH! That was so close!
09 Jun 21:09  Vettel took the fastest lap a few mins ago from Hamilton.
09 Jun 21:07 Verstappen says his brake pedal almost on the floor.
09 Jun 21:07 That lockup hurt Hamilton, he is now 1.3 seconds behind Vettel.
09 Jun 21:04 Vettel has a race on his hands. Hamilton still has the fastest lap and he's just 0.7 seconds behind Vettel. 
09 Jun 21:03 The front runners just passed Kimi.
09 Jun 20:52 Bottas pits.
09 Jun 20:47 Lewis told "It's Hammertime!"
09 Jun 20:47 Vettel in the pits!
09 Jun 20:45 Vettel told to push now.
09 Jun 20:44 Leclerc sets  fastest lap.
09 Jun 20:39 Leclerc told Plan B on the radio. Could be to get Merc to pit Hamilton ahead of Vettel.
09 Jun 20:34 Ricciardo pits as Hulkenburg comes out.
09 Jun 20:29 Vettel just lapped Robert Kubica. 
FINISH Anyway, Lewis Hamilton wins yet again to consolidate his now sizable lead at the top of the championship. Ferrari have reasons to be optimistic heading to France though after their pace this weekend. Can they finally get their first win of the season? Join us there to find out.
FINISH He doesn't fancy the podium either... It's an incredibly brave cameraman that's following him storm through the paddock.
FINISH Vettel is fuming and has boycotted the post race interview...
FINISH Gasly had a quite frankly terrible day and finished P8, ahead of the much more impressive Lance Stroll and Daniil Kvyat.
FINISH Verstappen finishes P5, ahead of Ricciardo and Hulkenberg. An excellent, and much needed, haul of points for Renault.
FINISH Leclerc doesn't quite do enough to get P2 and finishes third, ahead of Bottas who gets the extra point for fastest lap.
FINISH Vettel crosses the line first, but the win goes to Lewis Hamilton! His 7th win here.
Lap 70 This would've been an incredible fight for the win if not for the time penalty. Final lap.
Lap 68 Further down, Sainz has been passed by Stroll and Kvyat, who move up to P9 and P10 respectively.
Lap 68 On the bright side, Vettel at least has been voted Driver of the Day. Not too sure that'll cheer him up too much if I'm honest.
Lap 66 Leclerc meanwhile has little sympathy for his team-mate and is going all out to steal P2.
Lap 64 Hamilton seems pretty keen to rub salt in Ferrari's wounds and overtake Vettel outright.
Lap 63 Vettel is unable to build any kind of gap. The win is Hamilton's to lose.
Lap 60 Well, um, we have a good battle for P6 at least.. Hurray.
Lap 58 Vettel has been given a five second time penalty. The stewards look to have quite frankly murdered any chance of an exciting finish. Vettel has 12 laps to build a gap.
Lap 56 Gunther Steiner was traditionally calm with the Dane, telling him "enough is enough, get on with it". You tell him, Gunther.
Lap 55 Magnussen is having an absolute ball out there! He's just reported that this is the worst experience he's ever had in a race car.
Lap 55 Bottas quickly takes it away though.
Lap 54 Fastest lap for Vettel - he's building the gap up again now.
Lap 53 He now does the same to Ricciardo. Next up is Bottas.
Lap 52 Verstappen claims the first of his victims, getting past Hulkenberg.
Lap 51 Vettel under investigation for an unsafe return to track. Don't do it stewards...
Lap 49 Verstappen finally pits and will have 20 laps on fresh medium tyres to chase down the Renaults and Bottas.
Lap 48 Vettel goes wide! He goes off track but just about manages to get back on before Hamilton can squeeze through. Gulp.
Lap 46 Vettel told to manage *something* on his car. Not sure what, but it's having an impact, as Hamilton is now within half a second.
Lap 43 This is shaping up to be a titanic 28-lap battle for the win.
Lap 42 Vettel responds by doing fastest lap of the race.
Lap 40 Hamilton now 0.7 off the lead...
Lap 39 Bottas finally gets past Ricciardo on the main straight.
Lap 38 Up front, Hamilton is 1.9 seconds behind Vettel and catching.
Lap 36 Leclerc breezes past Verstappen on the pit-straight.
Lap 35 Isn't it great to see Ricciardo fighting the big boys again? He's currently fighting off Bottas, just about...
Lap 34 Leclerc pits and comes out in P4, behind Verstappen.
Lap 33 Hulkenberg, who often has the luck of a man who spends a day smashing mirrors and walking under ladders, has gearbox issues. A DNF after such good work would be gutting for him.
Lap 31 Bottas has pitted for hards too and comes out between the Renaults.
Lap 30 Leclerc told that he's going long on his tyres, which is, um, surprising considering he's a second slower than Vettel and Hamilton right now...
Lap 29 He pits and fails to do so, slotting in back in P2 again.
Lap 28 Hamilton is staying out to try and build a pit-stop sized gap to Vettel.
Lap 27 He pits and goes onto the hards, coming out ahead of a train of cars.
Lap 26 Vettel told to push, which surely means he'll be pitting imminently,
Lap 25 Leclerc has taken another four tenths out of the gap to Hamilton, who is lapping at the same pace as Vettel. Bottas and Verstappen meanwhile continue to fight, and Pierre Gasly? Well, he's in P9, stuck behind Stroll...
Lap 21 Ferrari have told Vettel and Leclerc they're both moving to Plan B. Forgive me if I'm a bit nervous whenever Ferrari discuss strategy..
Lap 20 Leclerc is closing in on Hamilton ever so slightly, who just locked up. Wouldn't a Ferrari 1-2 be nice?
Lap 18 Hulkenberg meanwhile came out ahead of Gasly. What a day for Renault so far.
Lap 17 Hulkenberg pits, releasing Bottas. Can the Finn pull away from Verstappen?
Lap 14 A classic dive down the inside from Ricciardo sends him ahead of Stroll and two places clear of Gasly.
Lap 13 Vettel maintaining his gap to Hamilton, with both beginning to lap the back-markers.
Lap 10 We have our first DNF, and it's Lando Norris! The Brit has terminal damage, with his right rear wheel hanging off.
Lap 9 Ricciardo responds and does the same, coming out marginally ahead of the Red Bull.
Lap 8 Gasly pits and goes onto the hards.
Lap 8 Bottas meanwhile can't find a way past Hulkenberg, and has Verstappen catching him.
Lap 7 Verstappen, on hards, uses DRS to overtake Norris on the final straight.
Lap 6 The top three all have near identical pace, with Hamilton two seconds behind of Vettel and two in front of Leclerc.
Lap 6 Sainz has pitted for the hards. He'll try to go to the end now.
Lap 3 Vettel now building a lead and is out of DRS range.
Lap 2 Albon is in the pits after first lap contact with Giovinazzi.. He now has a new wing and hard tyres.
Lap 1 Elsewhere, Bottas made a bad start, losing out to Nico Hulkenberg, while Verstappen failed to move up and has been overtaken by Norris.
Lap 1 And we're off! Vettel makes a great start and pulls away as Hamilton holds off Leclerc for P2.
14:12 Hamilton still going slowly, hmm...
14:10 They're now making their way round the track, with Hamilton making an awful getaway. How are the nerves, everyone?
14:04 Drivers in their cars and ready to set off on their parade lap.
13:57 Verstappen: The most important thing is to stay out of trouble in the beginning and do my own race. We'll have a different strategy so it should be exciting."
13:54 Leclerc: "It's going to be difficult, the start is very important. Hopefully we can overtake on the straight, otherwise it'll be difficult to stay with them through the corners."
13:52 Norris: "The car could be better - but the race pace looks reasonably good so we'll see how it goes."
13:43 That grid has a strange look to it, doesn't it? A Renault in P4, a Mercedes in P6 and a Red Bull in P9. Oh, and Vettel in P1.
13:33 The cars are firing up and heading to the grid as we speak. Just over 30 minutes until lights out.
13:30 It's a scorching day in Montreal, with air temperatures of 27'C and set to rise.
13:23 The rest of the grid is: SAI, GIO, ALB, GRO, PER, RAI, STR, RUS, KUB, MAG (pit-lane)
13:20 Completing the top ten are Nico Hulkenberg, Lando Norris, Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat, who all moved up due to a penalty for Carlos Sainz.
13:10 Behind them are Charles Leclerc and Daniel Ricciardo, who put in a stormer of a lap and benefited from mistakes from Gasly and Bottas, who are P5 and P6 respectively.
13:05 If you somehow missed qualifying yesterday, I have some good news - the pole sitter isn't a Mercedes! Vettel pipped Hamilton on his final lap to get his first pole in a good while.
13:00 Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix. Just over an hour to go until lights out.
08:00 Good morning, it is a bright and cheerful Sunday and Canadian Grand Prix day. The race takes place over 70 laps of high speeds, hard braking and hopefully plenty of action. All times are local.
15:26 So we have a Ferrari on pole, a Renault in P4, a Mercedes in P6 and Verstappen in P11 - a rather strange qualifying session which will surely make for a great race. Join us tomorrow at 13:00 local time to find out.
15:24 The full grid, which will most likely change due to penalties, is: VET, HAM, LEC, RIC, GAS, BOT, HUL, NOR, SAI, MAG, VER, KVY, GIO, ALB, GRO, PER, RAI, STR, RUS, KUB
15:21 His team-mate managed P7, ahead of Norris, Sainz and Magnussen.
15:20 Leclerc puts himself on P3, just ahead of Daniel Ricciardo! No, that's not a typo. The Aussie really got himself in P4, ahead of Gasly and Bottas. Fair play.
15:18 Hamilton improves, but so does Vettel! The German just about does enough to get pole position with a monster of a lap!
15:18 Bottas only goes into P5.
15:16 Everybody out for their final laps.
15:15 The Renault's are leading the midfield battle, with Hulkenberg P5 and Ricciardo P6. Two minutes to go now.
15:13 Gasly improves and goes into P4, a second off the lead.
15:13 Leclerc goes again and fails to improve. It looks like it may well be yet another Mercedes pole.
15:11 Bottas meanwhile span but somehow avoided the wall and remains unscathed. He returns to the pits without yet setting a time.
15:10 Leclerc briefly goes top with a 1.11.188 before Vettel does a 1.10.681 and Hamilton a 1.10.493.
15:08 The Frenchman does a 1.12.185.
15:06 And we have green lights at last! Pierre Gasly, the last Red Bull standing, is first out.
14:48 A bit of a delay to the start of Q3 here as debris from the Haas of Kevin Magnussen is cleared from the track.
14:44 That means that the bottom five, which include Max Verstappen, remain unchanged. The Dutchman will start in P11, ahead of Kvyat, Giovinazzi, Albon and Grosjean. They are all likely to move up a place though, as Magnussen's damage suggests he'll start from the pit-lane.
14:42 Red Flag! Magnussen loses control at the final corner and slams into the Wall of Champions, wrecking his car and ending the session.
14:36 Drivers at risk with five minutes to go are VER, GIO, KVY, ALB and GRO. The Dutchman will need to do a lap on those softs ASAP.
14:35 Hamilton goes P1 with a 1.11.010.
14:34 Gasly does a 1.11.196 to go P2 on the softs. Verstappen though, is P10 and will have to put on the softs too as the medium clearly aren't quick enough.
14:32 Vettel and Leclerc both do 1.11.1's with the German marginally faster.
14:32 Sainz is in P5 at the moment - he'll fancy his chances of getting on the fourth row here.
14:31 Verstappen, on the medium tyres like Mercedes and Ferrari, goes P4.
14:30 Bottas meanwhile locked up on his first lap but has now done another and gone into Q3.
14:29 Vettel goes marginally faster with a 1.11.309.
14:28 Hamilton does a 1.11.336.
14:27 Q2 is underway, with Hamilton and Bottas the first out on the medium tyres.
14:21 They are joined by Stroll and the two Williams cars. The order is: PER, RAI, STR, RUS, KUB
14:20 Sainz and Hulkenberg go quicker, pushing Raikkonen and Perez into the bottom five and out of qualifying.
14:16 Each of them does a quick lap and drags themselves out of the bottom five, pushing Hulkenberg, Sainz and Stroll down.
14:14 Five minutes to go, with Albon, Grosjean and Raikkonen currently in the drop zone with the Williams'.
14:13 As I say that, Hamilton goes P2, just 0.37s behind Leclerc, before Bottas goes quickest.
14:12 Verstappen goes P3 with a 1.11.619. Could Mercedes actually be the third quickest team here?
14:11 He quickly changes that, setting a 1.11.601 and going P2.
14:10 Vettel meanwhile isn't as quick and finds himself behind the Red Bulls, the Mercedes' and Norris.
14:08 Leclerc is the first of the big boys to do a lap, clocking a 1.11.786.
14:06 Lando Norris goes top with a 1.12.407, leading Magnussen by three tenths.
14:05 The first times are coming in, with Stroll top with a 1.13.219.
14:02 And we have green lights, with the Williams of Kubica leading the way. Something tells me he'll be done for the day in about 15 minutes...
13:55 The track temperature meanwhile is a scorching 45.3'C. Higher temperatures have generally suited Ferrari this weekend - will it be the same today?
13:50 It's a warm day in Montreal, with temperatures of 19'C and no signs of rain. Ten minutes to go until green lights.
13:44 Elsewhere, Lance Stroll has been on fire! No, not his form - he's literally been on fire following a hydraulic leak on his car. Things were better on the other side of the Racing Point garage though, with Perez at the top of the midfield in P9, behind only Ricciardo and Norris.
13:37 Mercedes, with their new power unit, were in P3 and P4, led by Hamilton who was just under four tenths off the lead.
13:34 FP3 earlier today provided some hope for the Ferraris, with Vettel setting the fastest time, a 1.10.843, and Leclerc 0.139s slower in P2.
13:30 Hello and welcome to qualifying for the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix. All times are local.
12:02 That's it for now, join us in two hours for qualifying for the Monaco GP. Cheers!
12:01 Vettel ends P1 ahead of Leclerc and Hamilton. And there's a brief moment for Bottas as Mercedes have dropped his car off the jack in the pit box. Here's hoping there's no damage to his W10.
12:00 The chequered flag is out on FP3...
11:58 Good news for Williams, they aren't at the very bottom of the timesheets. Bad news for Williams, that's only because Stroll hasn't - and won't - set a time.
11:55 Ricciardo has moved up the timesheets, taking seventh place ahead of Norris, Perez and Kvyat.
11:52 Vettel, on his third hot lap on the soft tyres, has clocked a 1:10.843!
11:50 Leclerc lays down a 1:10.982!
11:48 Hamilton's time puts him up into second place, 0.178s down on Leclerc.
11:46 Vettel goes top by 0.053s but is pipped by Leclerc with a 1:11.058. That is 0.420s faster than his team-mate!
11:45 Qualy sims have begun with a P1 for Bottas, but he is only 0.026s up on Vettel. Ferrari are the next out...
11:41 The mandatory groundhog sighting that comes at every Canadian GP session has made its appearance in front of Raikkonen. "OK there is an animal running around before Turn 6 ... I don't know what they're called!" he told Alfa Romeo.
11:37 Magnussen has tapped the wall, so gently that he continues on his way without any troubles.
11:36 Norris is under investigation. Looks like the rookie driver did not return to the track on the correct side of the bollard. The stewards will look at it after FP3.
11:35 Norris is back in the pits asking McLaren to check his MCL34 after a rather violent ride over the sausage kerbs. He is currently P9.
11:31 It looks as if Leclerc's earlier flat spot may have been paint from the garage floor as, like Grosjean from Friday, he has a chunk missing out of his garage.
11:29 Mercedes have lined up behind the Ferrari drivers with Hamilton ahead of Bottas. They are both half a second down. Verstappen is fifth.
11:26 That flat spot isn't bothering Leclerc as he hits the front with a 1:11.596.
11:25 Stroll has had the first notable incident of the session as the SportPesa Racing Point driver comes to a halt in the pit lane with a "hydraulic leak". It was clearly dripping onto something hot as there is a lot of smoke involved.
11:23 Leclerc is out on a set of soft tyres but it looks as if the front right has a minor flat spot. And he's only on his first hot lap! Another lock up from the Monaco driver so yip, flat spot.
11:20 Gasly hits the front with his soft tyres, a 1:14.2, Magnussen is second and Kubica third.
11:18 An engine is fired up, it belongs to Magnussen, and he leaves the pits in his stag-less Haas. The usual start practice at the end of the pit lane and he is out on a set of soft tyres. Oh, there's more as Gasly joins the action ahead of Raikkonen and Kvyat.
11:16 Silence is golden, golden... la, la, la, la la!
11:12 Kubica has pitted after six laps and there is once again silence out on track. Good time for the groundhogs to practice their 'why did the groundhog cross the road?' moments.
11:11 There may not be a whole lot of running in the first 20 minutes of this session with Renault revealing they will wait at least 20 minutes in order to get other drivers to clear any dust that may have settled on the track.
11:09 Kubica lowers the benchmark to a 1:16.7. He is lapping on the soft Pirellis.
11:07 Kubica continues to lap the circuit alone as Hamilton makes a late arrival to the Mercedes garage.
11:04 2008 Canadian GP winner Kubica is out in his Williams as he gets straight down to work. The Polish driver posts a 1:17.7, which is some way off his Friday time.
11:00 The pit lane is green lighted, and FP3 is underway in Montreal with Norris the first man out ahead of Magnussen.
10:55 With five minutes to go the track temperature is up to 36'C, the same temperature it was at the end of FP1. A lot of the dust that the drivers had to contend with on Friday has been rubbed away by F1 and the support events so there will definitely be improved grip this session.
10:51 The day's other incident of note belonged to Antonio Giovinazzi. The Alfa Romeo rookie crashed into FP1 with the car suffering a puncture, a broken wing and brought out the VSC as he stopped it partially on the track. As such he sat out a large chunk of second practice as the team repaired the car and managed just 33 laps the whole day.
10:46 The session's other crash, minor that it was, belonged to Verstappen who kissed the Wall of Champions. In a moment for Red Bull, Verstappen behind his team-mate Gasly on the track. Closing in on the Frenchman as he exited the chicane, the downforce was taken off Verstappen's RB15 causing him to slide into the Wall of Champions. Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko wasn't too impressed with Gasly. "He was indirectly responsible for Verstappen kissing the wall," the Dutch media reports Marko as having told Sky Sports. "Either he has to accelerate and disappear, or he has to let Max pass at the chicane. We told him the exact distance with the other car."
10:39 The bottom half, of which the Williams team-mates were once again the two slowest. 11 Lando Norris McLaren 1.072s 35; 12 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1.168s 36; 13 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1.211s 20; 14 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1.259s 44; 15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1.344s 38; 16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1.365s 38; 17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1.421s 38; 18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 2.693s 16; 19 George Russell Williams 2.859s 35; 20 Robert Kubica Williams 3.110s 42.
10:38 The top ten from FP2: 1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12.177 37; 2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.074s 36; 3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.134s 44; 4 Carlos Sainz McLaren 0.376s 43; 5 Kevin Magnussen Haas 0.758s 41; 6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0.761s 8; 7 Sergio Perez Racing Point 0.826s 38; 8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 0.839s 38; 9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 0.991s 39; 10 Lance Stroll Racing Point 0.994s 35.
10:34 Friday's action saw Ferrari finally come to the fore - Charles Leclerc 0.074s faster than Sebastian Vettel - as many predicted they would given the track's long straights and few slow corners. However, one could argue that they benefitted from Lewis Hamilton's FP2 crash. He whacked the wall at Turn 8, puncturing a tyre and damaging the floor of his W10. The car also required a new gearbox but there is no penalty for that as Mercedes were - like many of their rivals - running old gearboxes in Friday practice.
10:00 Welcome back to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for Saturday's third and final practice hour for the Canadian GP. All times are local.
15:35 Let's hope a four-way battle for pole is on its way tomorrow. But before that there is the small matter of FP3 to complete. Join us for that at 16:00 local time.
15:30 There we have it, end of session. The full order for you: P1 Leclerc, P2 Vettel, P3 Bottas, P4 Sainz, P5 Magnussen, P6 Hamilton, P7 Perez, P8 Ricciardo, P9 Hulkenberg, P10 Stroll, P11 Norris, P12 Gasly, P13 Verstappen, P14 Albon, P15 Kvyat, P16 Raikkonen, P17 Grosjean, P18 Giovinazzi, P19 Russell and P20 Kubica.
15:26 Some bits come flying off Bottas' car on the back straight. It has been a quick but scruffy Friday for the Silver Arrows.
15:22 Here's the top ten with seven minutes to go in FP2: P1 Leclerc, P2 Vettel, P3 Bottas, P4 Sainz, P5 Magnussen, P6 Hamilton, P7 Perez, P8 Ricciardo, P9 Hulkenberg and P10 Stroll.
15:19 Gasly in P12, Verstappen P13, Red Bull still aren't showing their hand.
15:12 The rear tyres appear to be overheating fast for most of the drivers out there as they look to gather some data for race day.
15:02 Teams getting into the long runs now.
14:58 Sainz in P4 just under 0.4s down on pace-setter Leclerc. What an effort from the McLaren man.
14:53 The rear end of the W10 has been taken off so that's it for Hamilton in FP2. Luckily it wasn't the race gearbox fitted so he should escape any penalties.
19:48 Verstappen is out on the softs, but as he closes in on team-mate Pierre Gasly he hits the Wall of Champions - no damage it seems to the RB15, but Pirelli's advertising boards are history.
14:44 We may not be seeing Hamilton again in this session!
14:40 Phew, the gap is smaller than it seemed - Vettel goes 0.06s clear of Bottas to move into P1 as Leclerc goes P3 just a tenth off the pace.
14:38 Bottas has moved on to the softs and sets a 1:12.311 - a 0.7s improvement.
14:32 The champ heads out the back of the garage, it seems there is more harm done than a puncture.
14:29 Hamilton clips the curb coming out of the chicane and hits the wall, he's limped back to the pit lane, the right rear is wobbling but it's unclear if there is further damage to the W10.
14:24 Verstappen is P7 at the moment behind Nico Hulkenberg in the Renault and Sainz.
14:18 Hamilton makes light work of that on the same medium rubber. A 1:12.938. Bottas goes just three tenths shy on the hards, now there's a time from the Finn.
14:13 Charles Leclerc pumps in a 1:14.009 on the mediums to go two hundredths quicker than team-mate Vettel at the top.
14:08 Alex Albon goes 0.015s shy on the mediums but it was a scruffy lap including an off for the Toro Rosso man.
14:07 Carlos Sainz smashes that time on the hard compound with a 1:16.303 in the McLaren.
14:03 Kubica sets the first time - a 1:21.712 on the mediums.
14:00 The green light goes on, FP2 is underway - groundhogs beware!
13:53 Nicholas Latifi had a good session for Williams in his home event. He was just two tenths shy of George Russell, but 2008 Canadian GP winner Robert Kubica will take the FW42's wheel again in FP2.
13:49 Kimi Raikkonen topped the midfield pack in FP1 with P6 - pretty much matching his team-mate from last season Sebastian Vettel's best time. The pack was tight in general, so the drivers will probably spread out in this session as they step it up.
13:43 However, Ferrari likely have more performance to come when they put those softs and engine modes through their paces, Max Verstappen looks rather handy too.
13:38 Mercedes were dominant in the opening practice session with Lewis Hamilton leading Valtteri Bottas as the Silver Arrows pair went almost a second clear of the field, though a late fuel-pressure issue for Bottas ruined a near-perfect session.
13:30 Welcome to coverage of FP2 at the Canadian Grand Prix. All times are local.
11:32 That's it for FP1. Please join us in two hours for second practice for the Canadian GP. Cheers!
11:30 The chequered flag falls on first practice in Montreal with a P1 for Hamilton, 0.147s up on Bottas, while Leclerc is third, 0.953s down.
11:29 Just a minute to go and everyone excluding Bottas and Giovinazzi is out on track.
11:25 Bottas is having a few issues with his Mercedes. He's reported misfiring and a loss of fuel pressure and is coasting his way around the circuit.
11:24 Mercedes not only have the 1-2 in this session but have also been fastest in all three sectors. Sector 1 belongs to Bottas, the other two to Hamilton.
11:19 Circuit temperature has risen from 27'C to 38'C during this session. It is still very dusty, though.
11:17 There's quite a tussle for seventh place with Daniel Ricciardo only a tenth up on Lando Norris who is P11. At least F1's midfield delivers!
11:11 A spin for Vettel at the hairpin. He locked up on the dusty part of the track and lost it.
11:08 It is a Williams 19 and 20 at the moment with Russell ahead of Latifi. Deputy team boss Claire Williams stated earlier today that she saw the Monaco GP, in which Williams did not finish stone last, as progress. Guess that was short lived then.
11:05 Leclerc is up to third place on the medium tyres but he's 0.953s down on Hamilton's best. Vettel moves up to fifth place.
11:04 Grosjean and Stroll have a moment with the Haas driver not overly impressed with the Canadian's driving.
11:03 And we do!
11:01 Giovinazzi's car is cleared by the marshals so we should go green shortly.
10:59 The VSC is out for Giovinazzi who "touched a wall".
10:58 A flurry of mistakes as Vettel has a moment at Turn 1, Gasly "lost the rear completely on braking" and Antonio Giovinazzi has smacked the wall. His Alfa Romeo has a puncture and a broken wing.
10:57 Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes and Toro Rosso have all taken new engine parts this weekend as confirmed by the FIA.
10:53 Grosjean's Haas has left the pits with, well part of the pits! His front right tyre has a massive white mark on it which is from the floor paint in the Haas garage.
10:51 A bit of work going on over at Red Bull with set-up changes, and a new floor, going onto Verstappen's RB15.
10:50 With that Gasly breaks the silence as he leaves the pits on a fresh set of medium tyres. Grosjean follows his countryman out.
10:49 A whole lot of nothing taking place on the track at the moment, not even a groundhog in sight.
10:46 So it is Bottas ahead of Hamilton, a second ahead of Verstappen. It must be noted, though, that Mercedes are running the softest of the soft tyres. Verstappen was on the mediums.
10:42 As always we have a few months of silence around the 40-minute mark in the session as the drivers return to the pits to hand their first set of tyres back to Pirelli.
10:38 Hamilton, chasing his seventh Canadian Grand Prix win this weekend, takes over at the top with a 1:13.148. Bottas came back at him with a 1:13.001.
10:37 Gasly is the next to get it wrong, out-brakes himself and cuts the grass.
10:36 Another hot one from Bottas, a 1:13.229.
10:34 Bottas is down to a 1:13.495 with Leclerc, the best placed Ferrari, 1.7s down. Hamilton jumps up to second place - his time, though, is the exact same as Bottas'! Exact!
10:33 19 of the 20 drivers have set a time, we're just waiting for Pierre Gasly in the other Red Bull.
10:29 And we have our first spin thanks to Romain Grosjean, who lost the back end of his Haas at Turn 6.
10:28 A 1:14.6 for Verstappen but even that is short-lived as here comes Bottas and he is on a hot one. A 1:14.160 for the Mercedes driver who got a great tow from Vettel down the final straight.
10:26 Verstappen is flying... he goes purple in all three sectors on his way to a 1:15.0.
10:25 2018 winner Vettel joins the party with his team-mate Charles Leclerc following him out of the pits. It is getting busy out there.
10:23 Sainz hits the front with a 1:16.9 with Magnussen taking second place... make that third as here comes Verstappen and it is a 1:15.9 for the Red Bull racer.
10:20 And finally Latifi has company as Carlos Sainz and Kevin Magnussen take to the track.
10:15 Latifi lowers the benchmark to a 1:19.3.
10:11 Latifi stays out to set the first time of FP1, a 1:21.6.
10:10 The reserve driver has a close encounter with a groundhog at Turn 6 but thankfully avoids it.
10:09 Latifi heads out for his grand prix debut, although grand prix weekend debut is probably a better way to put it. Rumours that he will be taking Kubica's race seat on a permanent basis have gone quiet in recent weeks.
10:07 Everyone but Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Nico Hulkenberg and Latifi has been out.
10:06 Installation laps continue as the drivers do one run of the circuit to check everything is OK with the car and then head back to the pits. Given that this track is partially made up of public roads, many of the drivers will be waiting for others to clean the track before doing a proper run.
10:02 George Russell is off to uncomfortable start as he reports that his "belt" is not properly situated. He's back in the pits to have sorted. He's joined by Nicholas Latifi in this session as the Montreal native is in action for Williams.
10:00 Green light and off we go in Montreal...
09:55 Five minutes to the start of FP1, a FP1 that will be taking place without the Rich Energy stag on the Haas VF19, and the track temperature is 27'C with the air temp just 17'C.
09:48 There's one local lad for the Canadian fans to support this weekend, Lance Stroll. He has a mixed record at home, in the points in 2017 and the cause of the big crash (which also took out Brendon Hartley) in 2018. What will 2019 bring? Who knows with the Racing Point driver.
09:42 Oh, and if you missed the news... Mercedes will be introducing an updated power unit this weekend so more performance - and pace - for the runaway championship leaders.
09:41 Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are likely to battle for top honours as the latter two teams look to end Mercedes' run of six wins this season. With four wins on the board, Hamilton is leading the title race on 137 points, 17 ahead of Bottas while Vettel has 82. In the Constructors', Mercedes are 118 ahead of Ferrari. Yes, you read the right, 118!
09:37 Despite his impressive, to say the least, record at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, many are predicting Ferrari to come to the fore this weekend given the track's long straights and few slow corners. Sebastian Vettel won last year ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.
09:33 Lewis Hamilton arrived in Montreal this weekend seeking to match Michael Schumacher's tally of seven Canadian GP wins - yip, SEVEN! The Brit won in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
09:30 Welcome to Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the start of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. As per usual we kick off on Friday with the 90-minute FP1 session followed by FP2. All times are local.
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.244 1:29:07.084 1
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:15.399 3.658 1
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:14.818 4.696 1
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:15.193 51.043 2
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:15.846 57.655 1
6 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:17.424 1 LAP 1
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:16.290 1 LAP 1
8 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:17.134 1 LAP 1
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:17.390 1 LAP 1
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:17.333 1 LAP 1
11 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:17.941 1 LAP 1
12 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:17.148 1 LAP 1
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:16.365 1 LAP 1
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:16.790 1 LAP 1
15 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:16.355 1 LAP 2
16 George Russell Williams 1:20.574 2 LAPS 1
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:17.822 2 LAPS 1
18 Robert Kubica Williams 1:17.747 3 LAPS 2
R Lando Norris McLaren RETIRED 0
R Alex Albon Toro Rosso RETIRED 2
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:10.240 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:10.446 0.206 0
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:10.920 0.680 0
4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:11.071 0.831 0
5 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.079 0.839 0
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.101 0.861 0
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:11.324 1.084 0
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1:11.863 1.623 0
9 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:13.981 3.741 0
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.010 0
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.095 0.085 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.142 0.132 0
4 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.196 0.186 0
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:11.205 0.195 0
6 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:11.532 0.522 0
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:11.553 0.543 0
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:11.572 0.562 0
9 Lando Norris McLaren 1:11.735 0.725 0
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:11.786 0.776 0
11 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:11.800 0.790 0
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:11.921 0.911 0
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.136 1.126 0
14 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:12.193 1.183 0
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 9.187 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.200 0
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:11.214 0.014 0
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.229 0.029 0
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.518 0.318 0
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:11.619 0.419 0
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:11.720 0.520 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:11.750 0.550 0
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1:11.780 0.580 0
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:11.837 0.637 0
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:11.965 0.765 0
11 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:12.020 0.820 0
12 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:12.023 0.823 0
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:12.107 0.907 0
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:12.109 0.909 0
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.122 0.922 0
16 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:12.197 0.997 0
17 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.230 1.030 0
18 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:12.266 1.066 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:13.617 2.417 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:14.393 3.193 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:10.843 0
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:10.982 0.139 0
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.236 0.393 0
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.531 0.688 0
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:11.842 0.999 0
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.914 1.071 0
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:12.045 1.202 0
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1:12.154 1.311 0
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:12.175 1.332 0
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:12.298 1.455 0
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:12.305 1.462 0
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:12.337 1.494 0
13 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:12.399 1.556 0
14 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:12.423 1.580 0
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.627 1.784 0
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.708 1.865 0
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:13.197 2.354 0
18 George Russell Williams 1:13.966 3.123 0
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1:14.426 3.583 0
20 Lance Stroll Racing Point 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12.177 0
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.251 0.074 0
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.311 0.134 0
4 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:12.553 0.376 0
5 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:12.935 0.758 0
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.938 0.761 0
7 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:13.003 0.826 0
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:13.016 0.839 0
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:13.168 0.991 0
10 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:13.171 0.994 0
11 Lando Norris McLaren 1:13.249 1.072 0
12 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:13.345 1.168 0
13 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:13.388 1.211 0
14 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:13.436 1.259 0
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:13.521 1.344 0
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:13.542 1.365 0
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:13.598 1.421 0
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:14.870 2.693 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:15.036 2.859 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:15.287 3.110 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.767 0
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.914 0.147 0
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:13.720 0.953 0
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:13.755 0.988 0
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:13.905 1.138 0
6 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:13.945 1.178 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:13.973 1.206 0
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:14.123 1.356 0
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:14.172 1.405 0
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:14.202 1.435 0
11 Lando Norris McLaren 1:14.246 1.479 0
12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:14.474 1.707 0
13 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:14.570 1.803 0
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:14.582 1.815 0
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:14.645 1.878 0
16 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:14.703 1.936 0
17 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:14.812 2.045 0
18 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:15.343 2.576 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:15.989 3.222 0
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:16.199 3.432 0
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