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Sport Verstappen top third Canadian practice

05:15  10 june  2018
05:15  10 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Verstappen ready to 'headbutt' critics

  Verstappen ready to 'headbutt' critics After facing yet more criticism of his aggressive approach, Red Bull's Max Verstappen says he will not change his ways.The Red Bull driver sits sixth in the world championship standings, recording a single podium finish so far in an error-strewn campaign.

Max Verstappen topped a session for the first time in 2018 as he was fastest in first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. Verstappen and Red Bull has no such trouble and with Ricciardo third , will be looking at continuing their fine form into second practice while Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

Max Verstappen was fastest in both Friday practice sessions for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Verstappen ’s teammate Daniel Ricciardo was third both times, but was less than half a second off Valtteri Bottas finished sixth in the afternoon and was the slowest of the drivers from the top three

Max Verstappen tops the times in the final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. © GETTY Max Verstappen tops the times in the final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen tops the times in the final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver jumped from sixth to first in the second half of the session, with a 1m11.599s time on the hypersoft compound of tyre.

Ferrari spent most of the session top of the order, with its drivers swapping fastest laps. Sebastian Vettel ended FP3 just 0.049s behind Verstappen, with Kimi Raikkonen 0.002s further back.

Mercedes, who arrived in Canada with few hypersoft tyres to spare, spent most of the session on the harder ultrasoft compound. Lewis Hamilton was able to challenge the Ferrari dominance, though he couldn’t quite take the top spot on the harder tyres.

Ricciardo set to avoid penalties

  Ricciardo set to avoid penalties Daniel Ricciardo says he is "currently" set to avoid a Canadian GP grid penalty despite Red Bull's concerns over his engine.Daniel Ricciardo says he is "currently" set to avoid a Canadian GP grid penalty despite Red Bull's concerns over his engine.

Verstappen , 20, has crashed regularly this season, including at Monaco a fortnight ago, when he missed qualifying after his accident in third practice . Max Verstappen was fastest in first practice for Red Bull ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Verstappen was in a better mood after a couple of practice sessions at Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix. Ricciardo is third in the standings, but he also failed to finish two races. He spent most of the second practice session in the pits waiting for his team to iron out an

Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Qualifying © Charles Coates/Getty Images Sport Canadian F1 Grand Prix - Qualifying Neither Mercedes found the improvements the team was hoping for when they strapped on the hypersofts, with Hamilton taking fourth fastest and Valtteri Bottas sixth, behind Daniel Ricciardo.

Sergio Perez picked up best of the rest in seventh, ahead of Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean, and Stoffel Vandoorne.

With Toro Rosso receiving its first Honda in-season upgrade in Canada, a repeat of the problem McLaren had seen occurred and the team appeared to struggle with cooling problems. Even so, Brendon Hartley was able to take 12th quickest, behind Esteban Ocon, while Pierre Gasly finished P15.

Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz took 13th and 14th.

Charles Leclerc put his Sauber P16, ahead of Kevin Magnussen, Sergey Sirotkin, Marcus Ericsson, and Lance Stroll.

Hamilton happy but not yet hyper

  Hamilton happy but not yet hyper Lewis Hamilton said he enjoyed a "beautiful day" of opening practice at the Canadian GP but questions remain of Mercedes' hypersoft performance.On a Friday of intriguing tyre conundrums in Montreal, Mercedes chose to eschew the use of Pirelli's quickest tyre, the hypersofts, and run exclusively on the supersoft and ultrasoft compounds in practice.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen headed Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in second practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. Verstappen 's team-mate Daniel Ricciardo leapt up to third place late on after Canadian GP preview: Can Montreal master Hamilton make history? Who will top the podium in Canada ?

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen pipped Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton leads Vettel by 14 points in the championship heading into the weekend, with Ricciardo third , 38 points off the lead.

Related: 'Stupid decisions kill the sport' (Sky Sports)

Verstappen stopped 'stupid critics' with Canada performance - Marko .
Max Verstappen "gave the right answer" and will stop "stupid critics" with his Canadian Grand Prix performance, says Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko . Verstappen has been under increasing pressure following a string of incidents in early 2018, culminating in the practice crash in Monaco that left him at the back of the grid.

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