Alpine driver Fernando Alonso took second place in the Canadian GP qualification. The result was the best driver position since 2012, when he was a pole in the German GP.
In an interview given after graduation, the pilot celebrated the performance. “It’s been an amazing weekend. Thank you for the rainy season today.”
Alonso also celebrated the performance of the car. “I felt comfortable all the time, and the fans gave me that extra impetus. I intend to attack Max in the first corner,” he said.
As a result, the internet went wild. At 40 years old, the Spaniard is the oldest of his peers. See some answers:
Under heavy rain, Alonso also scored the best day of the day in the third free practice this Saturday (18). 1min33s836. The dedication of the Spaniard was a cause for celebration among those who watched the contest face-to-face and those who commented on social media.
Max Verstappen put in the best time in Form 1 qualifying practice and got a good chance at Canadian Doctor, which takes place Sunday (19): 1min21s620.
Q1 – Leclerc’s only training session
Max Verstappen set the fastest time in Q1. Kevin Magnussen, from Haas, was surprised when he left last place and took the lead, with the best time of the cycle. He finished Q1 in third place.
Initially, Nicholas Latif and Esteban Ocon passed straight through the first corner. The song was still wet due to the rain that showed over Montreal all day. However, during the race, the mood of the song improved.
Pierre Gasly and Sebastian Vettel, from the AlphaTauri and Aston Martin teams, respectively, placed second and third fastest in the last period of free practice. The two, however, did not qualify in Q1.
Despite moving to Q2, Charles Leclerc dropped out of qualification training. Ferrari decided on Saturday (18) that it would make changes to the engine of the Monegasque driver’s car. Due to this, he starts in last place tomorrow, regardless of qualification results.
“I was pleased with the results because I know that, with a good engine, it will be easier to pass,” he says.
Q2 – Perez hits
Alexander Albon (Williams) hit the back of the brake station during Q2. A yellow flag appeared. That was the case with Sérgio Perez (Red Bull), who went straight through the third round. Perez’s goal, however, was slightly stronger than Albon’s, causing the red flag to enter the stadium to stop the race.
The Red Bull driver dropped the qualification training and will start on the 13th. The Mexican driver’s car had to be removed from the road. In the last two races, the Mexican started ahead of Max Verstappen and has been getting good results.
After the accident all the drivers returned to Q2 with medium tires. The song began to dry up, and the cycles increased rapidly over time – with times greatly decreasing.
Esteban Ocon (Alpine) and Alexander Albon were eliminated in Q2. Max Verstappen continued to lead by 1min23s746. Lewis Hamilton was among the finalists until the final round, but he managed to recover and finish Q2 in fifth place.
Q3 – Verstappen confirms favoritism
Max Verstappen led all Q3 and proved favoritism. With the dry song, the race was more consistent, and the time indices were greatly reduced. The Verstappen score, however, was lower than that achieved during the second free practice, Friday (17): 1min14s127.
Check out the Canadian GP starting grid
1st Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
Fernando Alonso II (Alpine)
Carlos Sainz 3rd (Ferrari)
4 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
The fifth Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
Mick Schumacher 6th (Haas)
7th Esteban (Alpine) Ocon
Daniel Ricciardo 8th (McLaren)
9th George Russell (Mercedes)
Guanyu Zhou 10th (Alpha Romeo)
Valtteri Bottas 11 (Alfa Romeo)
12 Alexander Albon (Williams)
Sergio Perez 13 (Red Bull)
Lando Norris 14th (McLaren)
15 Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)
16 Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
Lance 17 Stroll (Aston Martin)
18 Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
19 Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
Yuki Tsafuna 20 (Alpha Tauri)