Coming off at the moment’s closing follow session, it is the veterans who’ve the preliminary edge in FP3’s moist circumstances, with Fernando Alonso main the pack for Alpine, and Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel 0.055secs behind in third. Both drivers have beforehand gained the Grand Prix, Alonso in 2006 and Vettel twice, in 2013, and 2018. Pierre Gasly within the AlphaTauri splits the pair in second place.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s race day, Charles Leclerc’s title hopes hold within the stability, after being overtaken by Sergio Perez within the standings on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. But he isn’t helped in Montreal by a 10-place grid penalty the Monegasque driver obtained after becoming a brand new Control Electronic between practices one and two yesterday, and an additional grid penalty for becoming a brand new energy unit forward of follow three.
After receiving the primary penalty, Leclerc mentioned: “Obviously I’m beginning somewhat bit extra within the again. But I believe it was the very best choice to make, so let’s have a look at the way it goes.
“Overtaking was a little bit more difficult that I expected today, but the pace is there, so hopefully we can come back to where we want to be.”
Leclerc now begins in the back of the grid, alongside Yuki Tsunoda, who additionally added new energy unit parts on Friday.
Settle in: slightly below two hours to go till we learn the way the drivers will line up in Montreal.