Formula 1: Hamilton sets the pace in final practice


Lewis Hamilton led from Max Verstappen and teammate George Russell as the final practice session of the weekend came to a close this afternoon as the 7-time champion set the weekend benchmark 1:12.549 around the very track where he scored his maiden victory in 2007. Verstappen, 2nd on the sheets after miserable start to the weekend, wasn’t thrilled with his RB20’s performance, citing heavy jumping as he slotted in nearly four-tenths back from Hamilton as added a tap to the Wall of Champions in the process as the final soft-tire runs of the day concluded before this evenings qualifying session.

HIGHLIGHTS: Catch the action from FP3 in Montreal as Hamilton sets the pace

Further down the order, Lance Stroll put in another quick time to finish 4th on the day after being 3rd in FP2, followed closely by Oscar Piasti and 2014 race winner Daniel Ricciardo in 6th. Lando Norris and Fernando Alonso ended their final session in seventh and eighth while Sergio Perez, fresh off a contract extension with Red Bull, only managed ninth quickest on the day. Ferrari seemed to struggle for pace in the final practice as both LeClerc and Sainz finished outside the top 9, with Kevin Magnussen’s Haas splitting the pair.

Canada will be a weekend to forget for Zhou Guanyu as the Chinese driver brought out the second red flag period of the weekend as he spun his Kick Sauber into the barriers in turn 1, stating that he had “…no idea what’s happening with the car…” as his struggles continued.

Qualifying starts at 16:00 local time, catch all the action on your local stream.

Free Practice 1 Report: CLICK HERE

Free Practice 2 Report: CLICK HERE


DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
June 7thPractice 113:30 – 14:30
Practice 217:00 – 18:00
June 8thPractice 312:30 – 13:30
Qualifying16:00 – 17:00
June 9thRace14:00

Free Practice 3 Results

144Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:12.54931
21Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:12.9230.374s32
363George RussellMERCEDES1:12.9570.408s33
418Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:13.0260.477s27
581Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:13.2660.717s32
63Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:13.2790.730s34
74Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:13.2930.744s32
814Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:13.3400.791s30
911Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:13.3420.793s29
1016Charles LeclercFERRARI1:13.3490.800s28
1120Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:13.4390.890s30
1255Carlos SainzFERRARI1:13.5701.021s33
1377Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:13.6421.093s32
142Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:13.6631.114s31
1522Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:13.7161.167s31
1610Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:13.7371.188s29
1727Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:13.7771.228s27
1823Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:13.8801.331s22
1931Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:14.0751.526s31
2024Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:18.6566.107s4