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Canadian GP: FP3 sees little change for ROKiT Williams

By Andrew Hooper
June 8 2019

The final practice session for the 2019 Canadian GP would see the ROKiT Williams Team again complete the session slowest. George Russell would finish ahead of team-mate Robert Kubica. The gap separating the pair was somewhat bigger than in previous sessions. It was confirmed that the team was running an upgraded front suspension that was hoiping to produce a more responsive front end. As for qualifying it is more than likely go the way of previous qualifying sessions.

 ROKiT Williams Canadian GP Saturday Practice

Team Summary:
Saturday practice for the 2019 Canadian GP would see a steady flow of drivers coming out for their installation laps. No one was going out in a hurry while it would be a Williams driver who would set the quickest time with a 1m:16.732. More drivers would start to come out for their first runs. Gasly would set a 1m:14.280 running on the medium tyre to be the quickest. But Raikkonen would move ahead with a 1m:13.569 followed by Kvyat and Gasly. Magnussen was fourth but Albon would move ahead but at the front Vettel would go quickest with a 1m:12.478 followed by Leclerc. The top six were all on the soft tyre as Hamilton went third also on the soft tyre.

Leclerc would set a 1m:11.596 to go quickest with Hamilton now second. But Vettel would go second followed by Hamilton and now Bottas. Verstappen was fifth followed by Gasly, Norris, Albon, Hulkenberg and Kvyat. Vettel would move ahead of his team-mate with a 1m:11.557 to be quickest. Stroll had returned to his pit after a small fire was seen on his car due to a hydraulic leak. The Williams drivers were again slowest with the pair separated by 0.25s. With twenty minutes remaining both Williams cars were back in their pits. With an empty track Bottas would be first back out running on the soft tyre. He would go quickest with a 1m:11.531 over Vettel. But Vettel would move ahead with a 1m:11.478 only to see Leclerc go quicker with a 1m:11.058. Hamilton was able to go second 0.2 off Leclerc.

Norris would move up to fifth behind Bottas. A 1m:10.982 from Leclerc sees his extend his lead over Hamilton. Verstappen was now fifth as Vettel set a 1m:10.843 to go quickest. The track was now very busy with drivers seeming to be able to get more than one run from the soft tyres. Norris was now sixth followed by Perez, Kvyat, Sainz and Albon. Ricciardo was now seventh behind Gasly. With the end of the session the top ten would be Vettel, Leclerc, Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Gasly, Ricciardo, Norris, Perez and Kvyat. The Williams pair were again slowest with George ahead of Robert. The quickest Williams would be 1.2s behind the next fastest car on the soft tyre. Qualifying will most likely be a repeat of previous races.

Robert Kubica:
Robert would be out first in the session for Williams running on the soft tyre. Robert would be the only car out on the track and would set a 1m:17.718 to set the first fastest time. He would continue to lap the circuit and would set a 1m:16.732. This was still well off his quickest time from Friday. Robert was on a long run continuing to be out by himself. Robert would pit after a five lap run. He would complete a pit stop returning to the track only to pit again. With just under forty minutes remaining Robert would return remaining on the soft tyre. Robert would improve with a 1m:15.319. His would again find time with a 1m:15.026. Robert was on a longer run but would pit after completing a nine lap run. He would also complete a pit stop returning to his pit. Robert would come out for his first qualifying run but was not able to improve his time. He would finally set a 1m:14.607 to now be 0.641 behind his team-mate. A 1m:14.426 from Robert would close the gap to his team-mate with this happening on his sixth lap. He would pit ending his session.

George Russell:
Thirty five minutes remaining and George would come out for his first run running on the soft tyre. George would set a 1m:16.164 to be behind his team-mate. George would find time setting a 1m:14.532 but his run would see him have a moment at Turn one but was able to continue. He would return to the pit lane completing a pit stop. with fifteen minutes remaining George would return for his qualifying simulation. George would set a 1m:14.290 which was a small improvement. He would find more pace with a 1m:13.966. George's time was even more impressive as he has completed six laps so far on his run. George would pit after a seven lap run completing a practice pit stop returning to his pit to end his session.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m10.843s - 19
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m10.982s 0.139s 17
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m11.236s 0.393s 20
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m11.531s 0.688s 19
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda 1m11.842s 0.999s 15
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull-Honda 1m11.914s 1.071s 19
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1m12.045s 1.202s 16
8 Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1m12.154s 1.311s 17
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point-Mercedes 1m12.175s 1.332s 17
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Honda 1m12.298s 1.455s 23
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m12.305s 1.462s 17
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1m12.337s 1.494s 17
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1m12.399s 1.556s 21
14 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso-Honda 1m12.423s 1.580s 20
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m12.627s 1.784s 24
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m12.708s 1.865s 19
17 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1m13.197s 2.354s 11
18 George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1m13.966s 3.123s 17
19 Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1m14.426s 3.583s 24
20 Lance Stroll Racing Point-Mercedes - - 1

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