Illustrative photo – Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas from Finland during practice for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.
Montreal – The first practice session at Grand Prix of Canada for Formula 1 cars. The organizers of the eighth race of the season interrupted Pierre Gasly from Alpine's race due to technical problems and did not allow it to continue due to a malfunction in the camera system. The fastest time was set by the Finnish Valtteri Bottas from Alfa Romeo ahead of the home Lance Stroll and the Spaniard Fernando Alonso from Aston Martin.
“The restart of the section has been delayed due to problems with the local infrastructure around the circuit. The local organizers are working to resolve the issues. Until then, we cannot resume training for safety reasons,” the championship management said on Twitter
The drivers completed the maximum three laps of the circuit in Montreal, only twelve of them were clocked. Last year's defending champion and reigning world champion Red Bull's Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, who leads the championship by 53 points ahead of team-mate Sergio Pérez of Mexico, was fifth.
The organizers then announced that the second practice would start in half an hour today earlier (22:30 CEST). Instead of the original sixty minutes, it will last 90.