F1: Verstappen fastest in final practice at Canadian GP

Daniel Ricciardo

Hamilton is concerned that doing this race with an old engine that will have lost a small amount of power over its life could be enough to make it hard to contend for victory at a track where he has won six times in 10 races.

Verstappen believes Red Bull have some pace in hand though with more to be found overnight ahead of qualifying.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen snapped after he was repeatedly asked about the crashes he has been involved in recently.

"More of a passenger", Vettel said Saturday after earning his 54th career Formula One pole with the fastest lap ever on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. "There was some electrical stuff going on that hindered us this morning and then this afternoon, so not the best day, but we're OK".

He retired in Azerbaijan after a collision with Ricciardo and in China he tangled with Hamilton and Vettel, finishing fifth after a 10-second penalty demoted him from fourth, while Ricciardo won the race.

The Red Bull driver said at a news conference Thursday before the Canadian Grand Prix that he's exhausted of questions about the crash in Azerbaijan that also knocked out teammate Daniel Ricciardo, or the one in Monaco that sent him to the back of the grid.

"I am not happy with sixth, but am I happy with the way I drove and actually what we did, yes".

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"I did it in '14", said Ricciardo, referring to his maiden F1 win in Canada when starting from the same position.

"I think my weekend has lacked a little bit of rhythm and we've been one step behind due to some of the issues on Friday", said Ricciardo.

Stroll, in his second season with Williams, posted the 19th fastest time of 1:14.703, outpacing only his Russian teammate Sergey Sirotkin.

Renault has brought a power unit upgrade to Montreal, but Mercedes and Ferrari made up the top three through the speed trap in sectors one and two on Friday, with Verstappen second quickest to Kimi Raikkonen in sector three. And just giving us an extra start performance on the hypersoft for us felt like a risk worth taking. When you feel confident with the vehicle then you can do a good job. The tyres were holding on really well at the end when I was challenging Valtteri because he was fuel saving which shows our auto was working well and for sure we have a very competitive vehicle at the moment. The main thing was to get through the program, which we did.

Ricciardo added that Red Bull's plan is to one-stop, but that relies on both drivers managing to make the hypersoft last long enough. Not the best day but we are OK. "I'm exhausted of all the comments that I should change", he said.

"We knew we would probably have a couple of cars to pass and it gives us a chance off the start and on the first lap with a bit more grip, afterwards we will have to manage them".

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