Ferrari on qualifying: Vettel in top 3 at Montreal

Montreal – At the end of today’s qualifying session at the Montreal circuit, Sebastian Vettel secured third place on the grid with a time of 1.12.990. Kimi Raikkonen was three places further back; sixth in 1.13.579. Starting the Grand Prix from pole tomorrow will be Lewis Hamilton, who lapped in 1.12.812 in his Mercedes. Kimi Raikkonen: “Since yesterday evening we did a good job and … Keep reading

Canadian GP: Haas F1 Team qualifying recap

Cool weather and intermittent drizzle greeted teams on Saturday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal as they continued preparation for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. It was a turnabout from Friday’s two practice sessions, where sunshine bathed the 4.361-kilometer (2.710-mile), 14-turn track amid warm temperatures. Final practice allowed Haas F1 Team drivers to record a total of 30 … Keep reading

Allison committed to Ferrari amid Renault rumours

The Ferrari technical director joined the Maranello outfit in 2013 after getting frustrated about the financial situation at the then Lotus team. Since then he has helped get the team back to the winners’ circle and is central to its efforts to deliver a first world championship title since Kimi Raikkonen’s title in 2007. His talent has marked him out as one of the most sought after … Keep reading

FIA confirms latest engine token usage by Honda and Ferrari

Both manufacturers have introduced revised turbos for Montreal, although Honda insists that its change is related to efficiency rather than outright power. Ferrari now has just four tokens left for the remainder of the 2016 season. The latest official token table reads as follows: Ferrari 28 (4 remaining)Honda 20 (12 remaining)Mercedes 21 (11 remaining)Renault 11 (21 remaining) Keep reading

Hulkenberg tips McLaren to shine for rest of 2016

Hulkenberg said he was “not really surprised” by McLaren’s Friday pace in Montreal, when Jenson Button equalled the sixth-fastest time of Valtteri Bottas in his Williams. “I have them in my calculations for the rest of the season to be honest,” said Hulkenberg. “I knew that every weekend it seems like they pretty much bring something [new]. “It looks like that’s working well for them … Keep reading

Analysis: Why Mercedes won't freak out over Hamilton/Rosberg rivalry

With memories of the Barcelona clash still fresh in the team’s memories, Wolff is well aware that the prospect of a tight title battle between his two men throws up the potential for more trouble in the future. But reflecting on how best to try to ensure that the rivalry does not become destructive, Wolff believe it would be counterproductive to try to influence the pair too much to … Keep reading

2016 Canada Grand Prix – Practice Sessions

ULTRASOFT TYRES ALLOW HAMILTON TO SET BEST TIME OF THE DAY
ALREADY BEATING 2015 POLE TIME

COOL TRACK TEMPERATURES IN THE MORNING, THEN RISING
TO NEARLY 40 DEGREES CENTIGRADE IN FP2

ULTRASOFT AROUND 0.6 SECONDS PER LAP FASTER THAN SUPERSOFT

All three compounds selected for the Canadian Grand Prix were used during free practice today, which started in the morning with just 14 degrees centigrade ambient. In those cool conditions drivers had to pay particular attention to tyre warm-up, to ensure that the tyres were operating within their correct working range and extract the maximum of their potential.

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Sebastian Vettel second fastest on free practice day in Montreal

Montreal – Sebastian Vettel ended the second free practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix with the second fastest time of 1.14.469, set on the Ultrasoft tyres. In the other Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen did a 1.15.234, good enough for eighth place, on the same compound. Unlike his team-mate, Raikkonen spent the first part of the session doing a long run on the Soft tyres. The two men … Keep reading

Alonso says Q3 hard to reach, but could work in his favour

Alonso qualified in the top 10 in the previous two races in Spain and Monaco, and was 11th quickest in today’s second practice session. The Spaniard believes repeating that result in qualifying tomorrow might actually be positive for him, as he would be able to choose the tyres for the start of the race rather than being forced to use the ultrasofts. In any case, the McLaren driver … Keep reading

Re-signing Rosberg our sole target, says Wolff

Wolff has begun discussions with Rosberg’s representative Gerhard Berger to try to frame a new contract for the German driver, whose current deal runs out at the end of the year. It is believed that there are differences of opinion about key terms, which include money and the potential length of the new deal. Although both parties are eager to continue in to 2017, there is no guarantee … Keep reading