An update from Free Practice for the Canadian Grand Prix as the Bulls get up and running at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
It’s time to say a big “bonjour, hi” to the city where everyone says ‘eh’, where you can go ‘oot’ every night in a city that loves its grand prix almost as much as it loves ice hockey, and where you can liberally smear cheese curd and chips all over yourself at 3am and no-one… no-one, will bat an eye lid.
It’s also where the tracks are temporary, the barriers close, and the circuit groundhogs are righteously terrified and practice got underway on the Île Notre-Dame under ideal conditions.
In Free Practice One the Bulls set an encouraging pace for the weekend. Max took P1 with a 1:13.302 from his 26 laps for the session while Daniel took P3 with a 1:13.518 from his 24 laps. The Bulls were separated by Lewis Hamilton who set a 1:13.390.
In Free Practice Two, Max continued his morning pace to take P1 once again with a 1:12.198 from his 39 laps. Despite an electrical issue limiting Daniel's running to 17 laps, the Aussie took P3 once again with a 1:12.603. This time it was Kimi Raikkonen who separated the Bulls with a 1:12.328.
Saturday's Free Practice Three saw Max continue his encouraging pace as a personal best 1:11.599 put him P1 from a further 14 laps of running at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Daniel's best time for the session of 1:12.153 put him P5 from his 29 laps.