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  1. Raikkonen fastest in second practice, Hamilton 2nd, Vettel 3rd
  2. Both Red Bulls out with problems, Several cars spin on slippery surface
  3. Hamilton fastest, Vettel 2nd in first practice
  4. Alonso fumes as he breaks down, Raikkonen & Vettel spin

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By Gary Rose

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So far so good for Kimi Raikkonen as he finishes the day quickest. Keep this up and he may actually end up with a smile on his face this weekend.

There was more spinning around on the track than a Kylie Minogue song but other than that it was a largely uneventful day of practice.

More drama to come this weekend? Join us for coverage of final practice from 14:30 BST tomorrow.

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John Watson is backing Kimi Raikkonen to claim a second consecutive pole, do you agree? Make your qualifying predictions here.

Friday summary

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer in Montreal

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen turned the tables on Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in second practice at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Finn was 0.215 seconds clear of Hamilton, fastest in the first session, and 0.265secs quicker than team-mate and title leader Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was fourth quickest, 0.11secs slower than Vettel.

Fernando Alonso, back after racing in the Indianapolis 500, was seventh after more Honda engine problems.

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Stoo G: Is it me or is Steven Toast doing the "Thank you for listening" bit at the end of the #bbcf1 online coverage?

In a way, that would make me Clem Fandango then...

FP2 - the rest

11) Grosjean 12) Hulkenberg 13) Sainz 14) Magnussen 15) Ricciardo 16) Palmer 17) Stroll 18) Ericsson 19) Vandoorne 20) Wehrlein

Fernando Alonso managed to leap up to seventh with a last-second 1:14.245. A positive end to the day after a disappointing start.

FP2 top 10

1) Raikkonen 2) Hamilton 3) Vettel 4) Bottas 5) Verstappen 6) Massa 7) Alonso 8) Ocon 9) Kvyat 10) Perez

Chequered flag

Kimi Raikkonen finishes quickest in second practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.

More whinging about Lewis Hamilton by Sebastian Vettel. "Again he backs off," he sighs.

It's been a friendly rivalry so far but is that starting to crack?

Fernando Alonso has managed to sneak an ultra-soft tyre run in his condensed programme and moves up to 13th courtesy of a 1:14.631.

Might as well stay out until the end," reports Sebastian Vettel. "I am stuck with Lewis Hamilton, who is doing mistakes and backs off. Need a better gap."

Little dig.

Sergio Perez is our latest spinner, this time at Turn 2. Perez watches Sebastian Vettel sweeps on by before producing a textbook recovery to right himself and carry on as normal.

Seven minutes to go and everyone is out on track apart from the two Red Bulls and Stoffel Vandoorne's McLaren.

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Kaitlynn Allen: You guys made me jump out of my skin when that marshal got run over!

You and me both Kaitlynn! Still recovering.

Camouflage car

Go! Go! Go!

The track is green again and we've got 12 minutes remaining in second practice.

The red flag gives Renault the opportunity to remove a plastic bag that had ended up on Nico Hulkenberg's front wing.

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The marshals are on the scene to wheel Max Verstappen's Red Bull off the circuit... and then Jack Nicholls and John Watson nearly give me a heart attack on commentary as they frantically shout "he's down!". A marshal has taken a tumble.

"If we go off, we will hit them," says Kimi Raikkonen.

Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen has spotted an unusual hazard. It looks like two photographers have got where they should not be and are on the grass trackside.

Red flag

Max Verstappen
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Uh oh, it's not been a great day for Red Bull. Daniel Ricciardo's car is up on the stands and Max Verstappen is pulling over at the exit of Turn 7.

John Watson

Former F1 driver

It is the speed of the grip to spinning. There's no progression, you are either gripping or spinning and it is not ideal at all. When you get to any corner in Montreal you don't know if you are going to go round it or end up going backwards.

Another minute, another spinner - Daniil Kvyat pirouetting at Turn 1.

Fernando Alonso is putting the lap counter to work. He's up to six so far with 25 minutes to go. The Spaniard will soon surpass Daniel Ricciardo, who managed just eight before running into engine trouble.


Sebastian Vettel is the latest driver to spin, the back end of his Ferrari snapping away at that troublesome Turn 6.

Fernando Alonso has completed a lap, no dramas, so ramps it up on his next one to get a time on the board - a 1:15.789. He's on the super-softs as he looks to make up for lost time.


Valtteri Bottas spins at the second corner. The back end of Mercedes just slides away likes it is on ice and he is onto the gravel and then the grass. Sebastian Vettel, just behind him, spots Bottas facing the wrong way and decides to take a short cut across the corner to avoid the Finn.

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Marcus Ericsson gets up close and personal with the Wall of Champions, the right rear of his Sauber kissing the barrier.

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Fernando Alonso has his helmet on. He climbs into the cockpit and is getting strapped in. Looks like he will indeed be out soon.

Meanwhile, the solitary McLaren on the track has just spun, Stoffel Vandoorne doing a 360 at the final corner.

Alonso update

Fernando Alonso out on track "soon" apparently.

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We look to be heading towards the end of the qualifying simulation runs territory, meaning it's long runs times soon.

As things stand the top of the order is:

1) Raikkonen 2) Hamilton 3) Vettel 4) Bottas 5) Verstappen 6) Massa 7) Ocon 8) Kvyat 9) Perez 10) Grosjean

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Daniel Ricciardo
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Bad news at Red Bull. Daniel Ricciardo has an engine issue and they are taking the back off the car.

Lewis Hamilton did just a solitary hot lap on the ultra-softs before heading back in. As things stand, Kimi Raikkonen is set to finish Friday fastest.

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Alonso watch

Still no sign of Fernando Alonso on the track. McLaren have got 45 minutes left to get him out there.

Max Verstappen
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Max Verstappen, on ultra-softs, goes fifth quickest with 1:13.526. He's half a second down on pacesetter Kimi Raikkonen.

John Watson

Former F1 driver

Romain Grosjean is a very emotional person and that is coming through very clear. He needs to stop being emotional and tell the team precisely what is going on. There's no point having a whinge. He has to be pragmatic.