Lewis Hamilton has struggled to put together two good Canadian Grand Prix races together. He goes from winning one year to a DNF the next. Well, he won last year and even won the last race this season in Monaco, what does that mean for this weekend?
So far, its been good for him.
Hamilton, put together two straight stellar practice sessions on Friday from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as the Mercedes driver was quickest in both practice sessions today.
Hamilton, was quickest in the initial session with a time of 1:14.755-seconds in his No. 44 Mercedes as he backed that up with setting the pace in session No. 2 with an even quicker time of 1:14.212-seconds.
Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate and the current leader in the points standings Nico Rosberg was second and third respectively in both sessions, as he turned a lap of 1.15.086-seconds in his No. 6 Mercedes in the first session and 1:14.738-seconds in the final practice of the day this afternoon.
Sebastian Vettel (1:15.243-seconds), Max Verstappen (1:15.553-seconds) and Kimi Raikkonen (1:15.618-seconds) were third through fifth respectively on the speed chart in session No. 1.
Vettel picked up where he left off in the first session as he improved to be second quick in the second one with a time of 1:14.469-seconds in his No. 5 Ferrari while the two Red Bull entries of Verstappen (1:15.156-seconds) and Daniel Ricciardo (1:15.168-seconds) were fourth and fifth respectively.
At the moment, it appears Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel and Verstappen will be the ones to watch in not just qualifying tomorrow but the race on Sunday as well.
We had one incident today and that came when Felipe Massa crashed his No. 19 Williams entry in Turn 1 in the opening practice. His DRS was the culprit as the backend stepped out on him entering the corner.
The drivers will practice again at 10 a.m. ET tomorrow morning before qualifying for Sunday’s race at 1 p.m. ET.