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Canadian GP: ROKiT Williams completes FP2 running

By Andrew Hooper
June 7 2019

The ROKiT Williams team would complete their normal Frdiay running in the second Friday practice session for the 2019 Canadian GP. They would finish in the not surprising positions of slowest with George Russell leading Robert Kubica. Robert had returned to his car after having see Reserve driver Nicholas Latifi take his spot in FP1. After completing soft tyre runs, whcih would see George and Robert separated by just 0.2s, the pair would complete tyre evaluations of the medium and hard tyre on longer runs.

 ROKiT Williams Canadian GP Friday 2nd Practice

Team Summary:
A Williams driver would go briefly quickest in the second Friday practice session but the first representative time would come from Sainz with a 1m:16.303. More drivers would set times with Leclerc going quickest with a 1m:14.009 running on the medium tyre. He was followed by Vettel and Albon all on the same tyre. Vettel would improve with a 1m:13.966 followed by Leclerc, Perez, Magnussen, Albon and Sainz in sixth. But Hamilton would move ahead with a new quickest time of 1m:12.938 running on the medium tyre. Bottas was now second but on the hard tyre. Hulkenberg was now fifth. Leclerc would move ahead of Vettel with both Ferrari's improving their times. On the soft compound tyre Bottas would set a 1m:12.311 while Vettel on the same tyre would move ahead with a 1m:12.251. Leclerc was now third followed by Magnussen and Hamilton. Hamilton was forced to pit after having hit the wall with his left rear wheel and badly damaging it. He would not return in the session.

With fifty minutes remaining the Williams drivers were slowest 0.7 behind the next fastest car on the soft tyre. Leclerc was now quickest with a 1m:12.177 leading his team-mate. Ricciardo and Hulkenberg were sixth and seventh. Sainz was now in fourth and Perez seventh as other drivers completed soft tyre runs. Stroll was now tenth while both Williams drivers would complete another soft tyre run with the gap closing between the pair. Both drivers would also come out for a further soft tyre run with twenty five minutes remaining. Both Williams drivers were on long fuel runs as they completed their tyre evaluations as the session came to an end. Leclerc would remain fastest from Vettel, Bottas, Sainz, Magnussen, Hamilton, Perez, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, and Stroll tenth. For Williams the gap between their drivers was just 0.2 which is encouraging given that Robert had not run in the previous session.

Robert Kubica:
After seeing Nicholas Latifi in his car in FP1 Robert would return for the second Friday session. Robert would be first out running on the medium tyre. Robert would set a 1m:21.712 improving with a 1m:19.530.Robert would continue to improve with a 1m:17.750 to be slowest. Robert would pit after an eight lap run. Robert would return for a soft tyre run setting a 1m:15.809 to be 0.425 behind George. He would pit after a seven lap run. Robert would join his team-mate back out again on the soft tyre. Robert would find time with a 1m:15.287 to be just 0.251 behind his team-mate. He would pit after a six lap run. Robert would also come out for a further soft tyre run also with twenty five minutes remaining. Robert would also pit changing to the medium tyre. Robert would pit after a sixteen lap run.

George Russell:
With fifteen minutes of the session complete George would be running on the soft tyre. He would set a 1m:16.004 to be ahead of his team-mate. He would continue to improve with a 1m:15.384. George would pit after an eight lap run. Forty five minutes remaining and George would return again on the soft tyre. He would set a 1m:15.036 pitting after a five lap run. Twenty five minutes remaining and George would return again on the soft tyre. But George would pit switching to a hard tyre run. George would pit after a fourteen lap run completing a practice pit stop taking on the soft tyres and then returning back to his pit again returning still on the soft tyre. He would again pit ending his session.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m12.177s - 39
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m12.251s 0.074s 38
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m12.311s 0.134s 46
4 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1m12.553s 0.376s 45
5 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1m12.935s 0.758s 41
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m12.938s 0.761s 8
7 Sergio Perez Racing Point-Mercedes 1m13.003s 0.826s 39
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1m13.016s 0.839s 40
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m13.168s 0.991s 42
10 Lance Stroll Racing Point-Mercedes 1m13.171s 0.994s 37
11 Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1m13.249s 1.072s 38
12 Pierre Gasly Red Bull-Honda 1m13.345s 1.168s 38
13 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda 1m13.388s 1.211s 22
14 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso-Honda 1m13.436s 1.259s 45
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Honda 1m13.521s 1.344s 40
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m13.542s 1.365s 41
17 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1m13.598s 1.421s 39
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m14.870s 2.693s 16
19 George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1m15.036s 2.859s 36
20 Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1m15.287s 3.110s 44

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