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Kimi Raikkonen fastest in Montreal practice - Photo: LAT

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in Montreal practice – Photo: LAT

Kimi Raikkonen has set the pace in the opening day of the Canadian Grand Prix with a 1:12.935 at the end of FP2.

The Ferrari driver was the only person to drop into the 12’s during the day, narrowly eclipsing the time of FP1 pace setter Lewis Hamilton.

The Ferrari and Mercedes battle continued down the order with Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas setting the third and fourth fastest times of the day.

It was far from all good news for Red Bull however. Both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen struck issues during FP2. A suspected engine failure stopped Ricciardo’s progress after only 8 laps. While Verstappen brought out the red flags stopping on track with just 20 minutes left in the session.

Fernando Alonso suffered a technical issue in FP1 - Photo: LAT

Fernando Alonso suffered a technical issue in FP1 – Photo: LAT

McLaren’s Fernando Alonso bounced back from a hydraulic issues that stopped him in FP1 to end the day with seventh fastest time.

Result: Practice 2 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix

1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:12.935
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1;13.150
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:13.200
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:13.310
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1:13.388
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1:14.063
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1:14.245
8 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1:14.299
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1:14.461
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1:14.501
11 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1:14.566
12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:14.604
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1:14.621
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1:14.676
15 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1:15.072
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:15.127
17 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1:15.240
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1:15.611
19 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1:15.624
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1:16.308

Result: Practice 1 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:13.809
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:14.007
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:14.046
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:14.230
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1:14.578
6 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1:14.785
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1:14.861
8 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1:15.106
9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1:15.441
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1:15.658
11 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1:15.943
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1:16.233
13 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1:16.313
14 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1:16.345
15 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:16.473
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1:16.521
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1:16.805
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:17.004
19 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1:17.606
20 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault No Time

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