F1 News - Canadian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen fastest in first practice
Red Bull's Max Verstappen pipped Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes in first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix.
The Dutchman was 0.088 seconds quicker but was using softer tyres which account for the gap between the two.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, both on the same hyper-soft tyres as Verstappen.
Hamilton was on the ultra-soft tyres as was team-mate Valtteri Bottas in fifth, ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.
Fernando Alonso was impressive in seventh place for McLaren, just 0.598 seconds off the pace and on the same ultra-soft tyres as Mercedes were using.
The Spaniard, celebrating his 300th grand prix this weekend, was fastest early on before a brief red-flag period when Nico Hulkenberg's Renault stopped on track with gearbox issues, and continued to appear close to the sharp end throughout the 90 minutes.
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June 8, 2018 at 10:36AM