Canadian GP FP2: Kimi Raikkonen fastest ahead of Lewis Hamilton

Kimi Raikkonen set the pace in the second Formula 1 practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix

Canadian GP FP2: Kimi Raikkonen fastest ahead of Lewis Hamilton

The Finn clocked a 1m12.935s at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal to finish 0.215 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes.

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas were third and fourth respectively with the top four separated by 0.375s.

The super-soft was the tyre of choice for the early running, before teams turned their attention to the ultra-softs for qualifying simulations.

Vettel was among the first to do his low-fuel run and promptly went quickest, with team-mate Raikkonen slotting into second.

Raikkonen then improved to go fastest, with Hamilton moving up into second and Vettel demoted to third.

Max Verstappen was the leading Red Bull in fifth, 0.453s off the pace, but his session was curtailed 20 minutes early when he stopped out on track with a gearbox problem.

The session was red-flagged while the teenager's car was recovered from the side of the track between Turns 7 and 8.

It compounded a frustrating afternoon for the team, with Daniel Ricciardo spending most of the session in the garage after suffering an engine problem.

Felipe Massa was sixth, but he was nearly seven tenths further back in the Williams, with Fernando Alonso bouncing back from a late start to the session to go seventh at the chequered flag.

Esteban Ocon, Daniil Kvyat and Sergio Perez completed the top 10.

Romain Grosjean was 11th after he endured a frustrating session, spinning twice at Turn 6 and once at Turn 1 before ranting on the radio to his team about the situation.

He was just one of a series of drivers, that included Vettel, Bottas, Kvyat (pictured) and Perez, who spun during the session.

Carlos Sainz Jr recovered from failing to set a timed lap in FP1 to rack up more than 40 laps in the Toro Rosso, ending the day 13th-fastest.

Near the back of the field, Stoffel Vandoorne failed to set a representative qualifying simulation time after spinning at the final chicane on his new-tyre run.

FP2 TIMES

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m12.935s - 41
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m13.150s 0.215s 41
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m13.200s 0.265s 41
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m13.310s 0.375s 42
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m13.388s 0.453s 25
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m14.063s 1.128s 38
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m14.245s 1.310s 19
8 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1m14.299s 1.364s 46
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m14.461s 1.526s 38
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m14.501s 1.566s 41
11 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m14.566s 1.631s 33
12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m14.604s 1.669s 38
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m14.621s 1.686s 43
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1m14.676s 1.741s 35
15 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m15.072s 2.137s 8
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m15.127s 2.192s 40
17 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1m15.240s 2.305s 40
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m15.611s 2.676s 31
19 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1m15.624s 2.689s 20
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1m16.308s 3.373s 31


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