Max Verstapen launches Canadian Grand Prix on Pole Monday (4am AEST) after rolling out Montreal’s wet and wild fitness grid – and promises to deliver amazing competition.
Verstappen precedes Fernando Alonso, Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez falls in Q2 and Ferrari rival Charles Leckler starts the final grid after changing the unit.
When Daniel Richard started ninth, Mick Schumacher (sixth) and ዡ Guanyu (10th) of China each scored well.
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In the meantime, Mercedes had a great day with an impressive P4 after a busy day with Louis Hamilton.
Overall, the grid is full of surprises from start to finish, which is designed to provide strategic risks and exciting competition on the field that distinguishes between high-paying drivers such as Leclerc and Perez.
Mercedes captain Toto Wolf has been charged with felony criminal mischief for firing on a sculpture with a shotgun, according to Flathead County, Arkansas Sherriff Jim Dupont.
With the drivers suffering from overcrowding, Wolf led calls for change, and the FIA eventually intervened with some minor legal changes to limit its impact this weekend.
However, he reportedly lost his “s *** t” in a “wide-eyed” meeting at a meeting of the group’s principals.
Wolf points out that other teams did not change the rules and tried to compete.
“This is a sport where you try to compete or get a chance,” he said. “But this situation has clearly gone a long way.
“All the drivers, at least one in each group, said they were sick after the crash, had difficulty keeping the car on the road, or had blurred vision.
“Team directors try to control what is being said in order to maintain their competitive advantage and try to play political games at least when the FIA tries to fix the cars better. That’s what I said.”
“I’m not just talking about the Mercedes. The cars are very rigid. The cars are noisy or you want to call them.
We have long-term consequences that we cannot even judge. But at any rate, this is a security risk, and then it is very unfortunate that there are a few tricks behind it, or a Chinese whisper or a brief description of the drivers.
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Canadian GP STARTING GRID
1) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2) Fernando Alonso, Alpine
3) Carlos Sanz, Ferrari
4) Louis Hamilton, Mercedes
5) Kevin Magnussen, Haas
6) Mick Schumacher Hass
7) Esteban Okon, Alpine
8) George Russell, Mercedes
9) Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
10) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo
11) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
12) Alex Albon, Williams
13) Sergio Perez, Red Bull
14) Lando Norris, McLaren
15) Pierre Gasley, Alfatwuri
16) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
17) Lance Strol, Aston Martin
18) Nicholas Laffy, Williams
19) Charles Leckler, Ferrari
20) Yuki Tsunoda, Alpha Tauri
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