F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Raikkonen Set the Pace Canadian Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Raikkonen Set the Pace Canadian Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Raikkonen Set the Pace Canadian Grand Prix


Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Kimi Raikkonen set the pace in the 2nd F1 FP2 (practice session) for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Mr. Raikkonen clocked a 1min 12.935 secs at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal to finish 0.215 secs clear of Lewis Hamilton’s MercedesAMG Friday.

Championship leader Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and MBZAMG’s Valtteri Bottas came 3rd and 4rth respectively with the Top 4 separated by 0.375 secs.

The Pirelli’s super-soft was the tire of choice for the early running, before teams turned their attention to the ultra-softs for qualifying simulations.

Mr. Vettel was among the 1st to do his low-fuel run and promptly went quickest, with team-mate Mr. Raikkonen slotting into 2nd.

Mr. Raikkonen then upped it to go fastest, with Mr. Hamilton moving up into 2nd and Mr. Vettel back to 3rd.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen came 5th, 0.453 sec off the pace, but his session was curtailed 20 mins early when he stopped on track with a gearbox problem.

The session was Red-flagged while the Mr. Verstappen’s car was recovered from the side of the track between Turns 7 and 8.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo spent most of the session in the garage with an engine problem.

Felipe Massa came 6th, but he was nearly 7/10’s further back in the Williams, with McLaren’s Fernando Alonso bouncing back from a late start to the session to go 7th at the close.

Esteban Ocon, Daniil Kvyat and Sergio Perez completed the Top 10.

Qualifying Saturday at 1:00p EDT on CNBC and the race Sunday at 2:00p EDT on NBC.


1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m12.935s 41
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m13.150s 0.215s 41
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m13.200s 0.265s 41
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m13.310s 0.375s 42
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m13.388s 0.453s 25
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m14.063s 1.128s 38
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m14.245s 1.310s 19
8 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1m14.299s 1.364s 46
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m14.461s 1.526s 38
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m14.501s 1.566s 41
11 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m14.566s 1.631s 33
12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m14.604s 1.669s 38
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m14.621s 1.686s 43
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1m14.676s 1.741s 35
15 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m15.072s 2.137s 8
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m15.127s 2.192s 40
17 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1m15.240s 2.305s 40
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m15.611s 2.676s 31
19 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1m15.624s 2.689s 20
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1m16.308s 3.373s 31

Enjoy the racing this weekend.

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