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Sergio Perez Signs New Two-Year Deal With Red Bull

Formula One heads to Montreal for round nine of the 2024 season as the city’s street circuit pays host to the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was victorious for the first time in 22 months last time out as he comfortably won his home race in Monaco two weeks ago. Max Verstappen, meanwhile, finished sixth as his lead to Leclerc in the F1 drivers’ championship was cut to 31 points.

McLaren’s Oscar Piastri finished second in Monte-Carlo, with team-mate Lando Norris in fourth, while the Mercedes duo of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and seventh respectively as the Silver Arrows struggle to keep up with the leading trio. Hamilton is a seven-time winner in Canada.

Sergio Perez signed a new two-year contract at Red Bull on Monday, while Alpine announced that Esteban Ocon will leave at the end of the season as the twists and turns of the 2025 driver market continues apace.

Follow the Canadian Grand Prix with The Independent:

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Goodbye!

Thank you for following our coverage of the practice – not the most entertaining day of action but it means it’s hard to read ahead of tomorrow!

We’re back for qualifying tomorrow at 9pm (BST) – until then, good night!

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Lando Norris excited to be ‘fighting for more’ after breaking win duck

Lando Norris says he is more excited than ever before when he gets behind the wheel knowing he is now fighting for wins.

The 24-year-old earned his maiden Formula One victory at the Miami Grand Prix and has secured three other podiums in an impressive start to the season for McLaren.

Norris is now expected to challenge for the podium on a regular basis and admits that expectation brings an excitement.

“I am more buoyed than ever. Still relaxed, maybe I don’t look it at times!” Norris said ahead of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

“When I am in the car I’m more excited because that is when you are feeling what the potential is.”

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Fernando Alonso quickest in FP2!

The Aston Martin driver fastest with a 1:15:810, with George Russell four-tenths off and Lance Stroll six-tenths off his team-mate in third!

4-10: Leclerc, Ricciardo, Magnussen, Hamilton, Tsunoda, Albon, Perez

Not too sure how much we can learn from today’s action! On and off with the weather, varying times and run-plans… makes it very interesting ahead of qualifying tomorrow!

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Kieran Jackson7 June 2024 23:07

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Everyone on the inters!

Final few laps now of what, again, is a difficult session to read given the weather…

One thing is for sure: Max Verstappen is not coming out of the pits. His issue has rendered his session redundant.

Kieran Jackson7 June 2024 23:00

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Long runs in the process!

Other than Verstappen’s issue, all the cars are out doing their long runs at the moment – but it’s spitting rain so it’s on intermediates at the moment!

So top-10 is; Alonso, Russell, Stroll, Leclerc, Ricciardo, Magnussen, Hamilton, Tsunoda, Albon, Perez

Verstappen down in P18 with his issue!

Kieran Jackson7 June 2024 22:53

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Max Verstappen has a problem!

Direct from camp Red Bull: “We have an ERS fault on car 1 and we are investigating.”

Kieran Jackson7 June 2024 22:49

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I hate to say it, but it’s raining again in Montreal!

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Fernando Alonso at the top atfer 30 mins!

Given the lack of running earlier, all the drivers very keen to make an impact this afternoon – and that’s resulting in a lot of traffic!

Ricciardo: “I mean, no one is getting out of the way, no one!”

At the top of the leaderboard at halfway, Fernando Alonso is quickest 1:15:810, four-tenths quicker than George Russell.

3-10: Stroll, Leclerc, Ricciardo, Magnussen, Hamilton, Tsunoda, Albon, Perez.

All 20 drivers now in the pits.

Kieran Jackson7 June 2024 22:34

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Lance Stroll quickest so far!

The home favourite quickest so far, with all but four cars out on track, with team-mate Fernando Alonso in second too!

3-10: Hamilton, Albon, Magnussen, Ricciardo, Gasly, Russell, Piastri, Ocon

Quite a few have gone off at the hairpin too!

Kieran Jackson7 June 2024 22:21

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