Will we see an Alpine in pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday? Two hours from the start of the qualifying session this Saturday, Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in free practice 3 on a wet track. The Spaniard, who was the first to opt for intermediate tires during this hour of “running”, completed one of his fifteen laps of the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit in 1’33”836. He is ahead of Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri, + ”053), Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin, + ”055) and his teammate Esteban Ocon (+ ”167).
Again penalized after having changed other elements on his engine, Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) did not come out of his garage. The Red Bulls waited for the last ten minutes to get wet: Sergio Perez set the eighth time in 1’34”498, followed by his teammate Max Verstappen (1’34”616), who started at fault.