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Canadian GP practice as it happened

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By Mark Orlovac

2047: The report from today is now up and it's time for me to say goodnight. Thanks very much for your company and all your messages. I'll be back at 1430 BST tomorrow for FP3 and qualifying. Handily, qualifying sits nicely before the England game - it's like they planned it - so there's no excuses for not joining me. See you then.

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Renault F1 on Twitter: "Not our best Friday so far this year, both drivers struggling with low grip. We'll be burning the midnight oil..."

2041: At the other end, the two Virgin Racing cars occupy the bottom two places with Trulli ahead of them despite his late introduction to the fray.

2038: It might be prudent to give you a list of the quickest times, just for the record like. Vettel (1:16.877), Alonso (1:16.963), Rosberg (1:17.151), Webber (1:17.273), Massa (1:17.401), Sutil (1:17.415), Hamilton (1:17.522), Kubica (1:17.529), Schumacher (1:17.688) and Liuzzi (1:17.903.)

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Lotus technical chief Mike Gascoyne on Twitter: "Jarno at the end could not get a clear lap on the primes as being held up by Rosberg. Shows how much the tyres are going off for everyone."

McLaren test driver Gary Paffett: "All the drivers who've been on the option tyres will be getting out feeling pretty disappointed, but when their teams tell them everybody's been having the same sort of problems, that will cheer them up."

2030: That intriguing session comes to an end. The teams will now be busy working out their strategies for the weekend after seeing the state of those soft tyres. Vettel's face says it all. Concerned is the word. Confident of picking a winner?

BBC F1 commentator David Croft on the Red Button: "If the option tyres are starting to grain quite severely, would there be any point in going out to qualify on the primes?"
McLaren reserve driver Gary Paffett: "No, because the option is still going to be quicker over one lap."

2024:BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz says Massa and De la Rosa also have front-tyre graining. We have a slow-mo shot of Webber's front and back tyres which look to be shedding lots of rubber marbles.

2020: A quick update on the standings. Vettel, Alonso, Rosberg, Webber, Massa, Sutil, Hamilton, Kubica, Schumacher and Liuzzi. Vettel complains of problems with his rear left tyre before the Red Bull driver and Schumacher get up close and personal at the Turn 10 hairpin. There is no contact, however.

McLaren reserve driver Gary Paffet: "With all the tyre graining issues people are having, we might see our first two-stop race of the season on Sunday."

2016: Jenson Button complains to his team that his rear tyres are graining "already" and he gets them changed to the harder compound. Vettel then complains of front graining.

BBC F1 commentator David Croft: "With eight new boys, I'm staggered no-one has put their car into a wall or a barrier yet. Someone is going to make a mistake eventually."

2012: The drivers are on longer runs on the softer tyres at the moment, oh, hang on, Trulli is out on the track. Celebrate good times. That Lotus does not sound too healthy though, a bit like my diesel people carrier when I filled it with unleaded last year.

2010: There's a lot of chat on the Red Button about what should happen on the Friday practice days. Here's what F1 commentator David Croft thinks: "I'd have Fridays as a day for test drivers, when race drivers don't get to go in the car at all. They could fulfil media and public duties instead. Race drivers have enough simulators to be fully prepared when they get to the track."

BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz: "I've just seen the chief mechanic manually tightening the wheel nuts on Jenson Button's car. It's amazing to see."

2004: Kubica is up to eighth with a 1:17.529. No sign of Trulli yet, wondering if he's watching the football while he's waiting? There's a great telly shot of a horrible dark cloud over the circuit - nasty. No rain at the track at the moment though and it is not expected in this session. Petrov on the hard tyres sets a 1:22.602.

2002: That's better from the two-time world champion. Alonso - on the soft tyres - goes second with a 1:16.963.

1958: Whoops, Alonso gets out of shape at Turn Three and has an excursion on the grass. Vettel is top after a 1:16.877 while Webber posts a 1:17.304 to go third.

BBC commentator Jonathan Legard in Montreal: "Vitaly Petrov is one of eight drivers racing at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the first time. The Russian says he's had to change his driving style since arriving in F1. He told me he's found the car's balance and handling and the way he attacks corners is different from GP2. But Petrov adds his race engineer Mark Slade has been really helpful in enabling him to get the best out of himself and the Renault."

BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz: "Renault are some people's tip for a good result here, but it's not going well for them so far."

1953: This might be a good time to let you know that our weatherman Ian Fergusson has posted his blog on the prospects for this weekend. Let's just say that it's looking interesting for race day. Meanwhile, on the track, Lotus say they are hopeful of getting Trulli out in the "next 10 minutes".

1950: The difference between Rosberg and Vettel's quickest laps is just 0.043 seconds. The top times are not being threatened at the moment. BBC pundit David Coulthard is filmed in the paddock, no white jeans but those shades are very cool.

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Ferrari on Twitter: "Both drivers completed their second run: Fernando improved up to 1.17.455 while Felipe did not improve. Alonso had a different rear wing."

BBC F1 commentator David Croft: "Teams are now running their programmes, not necessarily chasing the fast times."

McLaren reserve driver Gary Paffet: "Last year we started with a poor car and make great leaps forward. This year we didn't start with a poor car, so we didn't have as much to make up. We're in a good position now, but there's a long way to go this season."

1941: Alonso moves up to third with a 1:17.455. Ted Kravitz says that Jenson Button has just had a new front wing put on. Hamilton is in fourth followed by Webber, Schumacher, Massa, Liuzzi, Button and Sutil.

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Lotus technical chief Mike Gascoyne on Twitter: "Electrical problem now for Jarno. Heikki reporting rear tyres are totally gone on his second run."

1935: Rosberg improves to a 1:17.151 while Vettel is back out on the track after a spell in the pits.

1930: The only driver not to have gone out yet is Jarno Trulli, who has a gearbox problem. BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz says the Lotus team are now trying to take it off as they try to get him out before the end of the session. Montreal is not the Italian's favourite track, according to David Croft Trulli has had 12 races here with seven retirements.

1924: Vettel is now second with a 1:17.329. Petrov on the soft tyres posts a 1:18.582 which still leaves him in 13th. BBC F1 commentator David Croft: "Petrov has just left the pit lane on super soft tyres, which is half an hour earlier than we'd normally see them. Do you think that's because of the threat of rain?"

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson in Montreal: "One of the big questions this season has been just why the Red Bull is so fast. It has emerged that the single biggest reason is the design of the car's rear end, with the exhausts exiting low down in the 'coke-bottle' shape in front of the rear tyres. This smoothes the airflow around the back of the car and creates a huge amount of extra downforce, explaining the car's gob-smacking speed in fast corners. I asked a veteran engineer from another team how much lap time this was worth, guessing at about half a second. He said: 'Even more.' I was flabbergasted. He told me that four or five of the other teams are working on their own versions of the design and they would appear in the next few races. One of them is known to be Ferrari, who will have it for the next race of the season in Valencia. They need it, having dropped off the pace in the last couple of races - but if the new design is worth what my source says it is, they could leapfrog right back to the front."

McLaren reserve driver Gary Paffett on the Red Button about Mercedes: "The top-line speed isn't particularly impressive for Mercedes, but they clearly have a lot of mechanical grip. It will be interesting to see if they lose that advantage as the track rubbers in."

1919: Right, the F1 stream should now be working properly. If you could manually refresh the page just to be sure, then everything will be tickety-boo. Sorry about that. Ferrari's Felipe Massa moves up to fourth with a 1:17.844.

1914: I've had a lot of messages in about problems with the F1 stream - we are working hard to get it sorted out. Many apologies. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg is now top with a 1:17.277 while Hamilton improves to a 1:17.522. Schumacher is third after a 1:17.813 with Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi in fourth.

BBC Sport's Jonathan Legard in Montreal: "Ferrari, who had a very disappointing weekend in Turkey last time out, were talking up their chances in public on Thursday, but I understand that privately the team are pessimistic. They have no updates here, and although they continue to run their F-duct aerodynamic device, which improves straight-line speed, many in the team are far from convinced it is actually gaining them any lap time, with some believing it is actually slowing the car down. I hear some Ferrari team members believe they will be fighting with Force India here to be the sixth best team. What a comedown after Fernando Alonso's win in the season opener in Bahrain."

1910: The McLaren boys are at it again. Hamilton goes quickest with a 1:18.421 but not for long. Button trumps it with a 1:17.961.

1908: Times o'clock this afternoon. Love it. Renault's Robert Kubica, who won this race the last time it was held in 2008, goes top with a 1:18.672. Team-mate Vitaly Petrov is second with a 1:19.156.

BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz on the atmosphere in the Red Bull garage: "They were at great pains in first practice to show the watching F1 world how nothing had changed. There was a definite tension in the garage. It was fascinating to watch."

1903: F1 commentator David Croft reports that "rain is in the air" in Montreal. Blimey, we have some early times. Must be a record. Kobayashi leads the way with a 1:24.324, then it's Bruno Senna. How many times do you think I'll write that sentence this season?

BBC pit-lane reporter Holly Samos: "Renault's Robert Kubica said it was the worst grip he'd ever experienced in his whole racing career."

1900: And we are off. The Red Bull duo of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel are the first cars out on the track.

1858: Some of the drivers are in their cars and we're all set for the green light.

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Lotus technical chief Mike Gascoyne on Twitter: "Tyres were difficult to get on top of, taking a long time to come in and graining. Will be interesting to see how the option behaves in the second half of P2 when the track is better."

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CorazonLatino on 606: "I've been trying to juggle football, F1 and tennis so far today and I'm not doing very well. As much as I love sport, I hate it when multiple events are all scheduled at the same time!"

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Shivraj Gohil on 606: "I expect Schumacher to do well at Canada, he did well in 2005 with inferior tyres and I'm sure we'll see him to be on the podium through merit."

1850: We are getting telly pictures now from Montreal and it does look a little overcast. Lots of jumpers and jackets in the crowd, no umbrellas. Yet.

1846: Just a quick reminder that streaming of second practice is on this very website and the Red Button from 1855 BST. Not long to wait now.

Anon via text: "I call them picnics. Problem in chair not in computer."

1841: Going back to the situation with McLaren duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in Turkey, our very own Andrew Benson has written a superb blog on why Hamilton seemed pretty subdued after the race. Have a look here, it's a good read.

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Hispania driver Karun Chandhok on Twitter: "Good start to the weekend. Very close to Heikki [Kovalainen] and also closer to P1 than we have been this year so quite pleased with that. Doesn't mean much until qualifying but good start anyway. Circuit very very low grip - more slippery than Monaco."

1836: Right then, the second 90-minute practice session starts at 1900 BST so there's plenty of time to get your messages into me. There's Twitter, 606 or text on 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide) with F1 before the message. Lovely job.

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Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen on Twitter: "Grip level very low, the track is still quite dirty but improving. Car felt a bit nervous, making changes to the rear."

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BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter: "Been out & about chatting to the fans in Montreal - nearly got squashed in the merchandise area there's so many. Everyone happy GP is back. Favourite fan was self-confessed confused sports supporter Paul, who was sat in a Red Sox chair, wearing a Rooney shirt at the Canadian GP."

1830: Back again? Good stuff. Hopefully the publishing issues have now been resolved. I was relieved to hear that it was not what the techies describe as a PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair). How was your break? I resisted the temptation to tread on a pristine red carpet which is laid out downstairs here at BBC Towers - don't think it was for me. Maybe Alan Titchmarsh is in the house.


1650: Right, as this page is as reliable as Lucas di Grassi's Virgin, I'm going to sign off and hope things will be a bit less sticky for FP2. Apologies again. I'll return at 1830 BST. Nice one.

1645: The rest of the field is thus: Adrian Sutil (1:19.373), Massa (1:19.511), Petrov (1:19.549), Webber (1:19.609), Kobayashi (1:120.186), Buemi (1:120.320), De la Rosa (1:20.584), Alguersuari (1:20.823), Kovalainen (1:21.869), Chandhok (1:21.977), Trulli (1:22.543), Senna (1:22.701) and Glock (1:22.713).

1642: There have been publishing problems with this page over the last 30 minutes or so - many apologies, hopefully it's all fixed now. I'm blaming the vuvuzelas.

BBC F1 commentator David Croft: "That's a good session for Mercedes. To be second and fourth quickest suggests they're in pretty good shape here."

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Chris in Manchester via text: "Hi. What a wonderful weekend . Schumi back at Montreal and Mansell at Le Mans. Come on down, the oldies lead the way."

1632: Here's a run down of the top 10 - Button (1:18.127), Schumacher (1:18.285), Hamilton (1:18.352), Rosberg (1:18.356), Vettel (1:18.549), Kubica (1:18.662), Alonso (1:18.726), Liuzzi (1:19.097), The Hulk (1:19.282) and Barrichello (1:19.313).

1630: Session over. Right at the very end, Rosberg - on the soft tyres - moves up to fourth with a 1:18.356. Second and fourth, that's a good session for the Mercedes boys.

1625: Vettel on a flyer now but can only move up to seventh with a 1:19.066. Schumacher gets out of shape at Turn Six and has a quick trip on the grass.

BBC analyst Maurice Hamilton on the Red Button: "Lewis Hamilton has been fabulous to watch this year, driving absolutely brilliantly. Of the two McLaren drivers, he'll probably be quicker in qualifying, but over the race, it could be another matter."

Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld on the Red Button: "Ferrari are not at the front now, but they seem to be convinced they will get a lot quicker. I'm not sure why they are being so optimistic though."

BBC commentator Jonathan Legard in Montreal: "I went to see Jamie Alguersuari, who is making his first appearance in Montreal. The Toro Rosso driver is so enthusiastic and is always keen to talk about racing and how he's improving in his second season in F1. He delivered the best quote of the grand prix so far when he told me; 'It's very possible I'll crash this weekend'. Why? 'Because the track isn't easy to learn, the walls are so near and you need to be on the limit to go as fast as possible. It's going to be a tricky Friday.'"

1614: Schumacher goes second with a 1:18.285 to split the McLarens. The top 10 is like this: Button, Schumacher, Hamilton, Kubica, Alonso, Rosberg, Vitantonio Liuzzi The Hulk, Barrichello and Vettel. Button has not improved on that 1:18.127.

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Andrew, Donington Park via text: "I'm trying to manage Download Festival while keeping up with happenings in Montreal. Anyone else? Hoping Red Bull Racing can keep it together this weekend. I still love you Seb if no one else does!"

Melissa in Essex via text: "Well I'm at work and have football on radio with F1 on the computer. Just got to try and juggle it all weekend while watching my other half play cricket!!!"

1611: The BMW Sauber of Pedro de la Rosa spins at the Turn 10 hairpin. Kovalainen does well to miss him.

Daune via text: "Which World Cup? Only joking. Printed out all the matches for my local bar but as a 68-year-old woman, only interested in F1. Followed it since Silverstone 1950. Following text online as I live in Spain. Thanks BBC. Love it."

1608: The track is clear again after the marshals move Di Grassi's car.

1606: Yellow flag. The Virgin of Lucas di Grassi comes to a halt between Turns Six and Seven.

1603: Technical problems are preventing pit-lane reporters Holly Samos and Ted Kravitz from communicating with the boys in the Red Button studio. However, Samos does message in that Hispania's Karun Chandhok says this track is the greasiest he has ever driven on. Alonso moves up to third with a 1:18.726 with Renault's Robert Kubica (1:18.839) in fourth.

Ramsey in Beirut via text: "Re: Tomski in Yorkshire. It's my birthday too, and with each one, I find myself increasingly supporting has-beens. Go Schumi!"

1557: Button responds with the fastest time of 1:18.127. Mark Webber is inches away from the "Wall of Champions" at Turn 13 while Petrov is using his Renault as a lawnmower. Alonso then locks up coming into Turn 4 and also goes on the grass. By the way, BBC F1 commentator David Croft says that eight of the 24 drivers are driving here for the first time.

1554: Hamilton is top dog now with a 1:18.352. Then it's Button (1:18.628), the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg (1:19.064), Schumacher (1:19.173), Alonso (1:19.668), Felipe Massa (1:19.816) and Vettel (1:19.612).

BBC pit-lane reporter Lee McKenzie: "So the World Cup is under way and I've been catching up with most of the drivers and asked about their teams. Fernando Alonso says if he was playing for Spain he'd like to be the goalkeeper, even though he's actually a good attacking player, as anyone who saw our coverage in Turkey would have seen. His Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa is starting off supporting favourites Brazil but if they go out then he's switching allegiance to Italy. Most of the drivers are saving their football-inspired helmet designs for the next two races in Valencia and Britain, if their teams are still in the competition but I hear that Mercedes have plenty of German flags with them for the Germany v Australia match on Sunday. And when I asked Sebastian Vettel if he and Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber would be sitting alongside each other watching that game... well, you will have to hear what he says on the BBC programme on Saturday!"

1551: It's getting busy out on the track now and Michael Schumacher almost plants his Mercedes into the back of Vitaly Petrov's Renault at the Turn 10 hairpin. That was close. McLaren's Jenson Button is now top of the pops with a 1:19.315 with Hamilton setting a 1:19.708.

Ian in Cheshire (hoping for plenty of overtaking on Sunday) via text: "Missed the first 40 minutes because of the stupid football, never missed a practice session. Tell me off!"
Get to the naughty step and come back in five minutes, you can take the laptop with you though to keep up with the action.

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rit_photography on Twitter: "I'd like to add my name to the list of people with the F1 on the computer and the World Cup on the TV!! Win!"

1541: We are getting shots of a very, very brave groundhog crossing the Montreal track. Easy there fella. Maybe he knows that it's a quiet start to FP1. Eight times up now, Kobayashi (1:21.311) and Williams driver Rubens Barrichello (1:21.580) top the list.

BBC analyst Maurice Hamilton on the Red Button: "McLaren were a lot closer to Red Bull in Turkey than Red Bull expected, and perhaps that pressure was a factor. A McLaren one-two is a fairly safe bet here but which driver will be first is another matter."

1536: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is taking a stroll around the garage. He's not going out soon then. Kobayashi improves to a 1:22.581 with Alguersuari posting a 1:23.074. Then it's Nico Hulkenberg, the Hispania of Bruno Senna and the Toro Rosso of Sebastien Buemi. Only five times on the board so far.

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson in Montreal: "The eyes of the world are obviously going to be largely on the other side of the Atlantic and a different hemisphere this weekend, but I would make a plea to not ignore the Canadian Grand Prix, which is happily scheduled to fall between the World Cup matches. This is one of F1's great events, on a superb track that almost guarantees drama and action and in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. The brilliant, veteran F1 technical journalist Giorgio Piola told me this morning that this is the 'best grand prix', and it is certainly right up there. For various reasons, I haven't been to the Canadian race for 10 years and it's great to be back here. I'm looking forward to what should be a superb three days."

1530: And we have some times! Emotional scenes. The Toro Rosso of Jaime Alguersuari sets a 1:23.415 while BMW Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi sets a 1:24.720. That's it. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg is told that there is a small trail of oil at the chicane of Turn 12 and 13.

1525: Just in case you are wondering, I haven't fallen asleep or anything - it's just that there are no times on the board as yet. Now there wasn't just a bit of nonsense between the Red Bulls, the McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button also went wheel-to-wheel in Turkey. Button says that: "We had a good battle and it will be exactly the same here if we both have a good weekend."

Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld on the Red Button: "Everybody I spoke to said it [the Red Bull crash in Turkey] was [Sebastian] Vettel's fault."

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Tomski in Yorkshire via text: "Juggling everything today, F1, Le Mans, TT, football. Brilliant, and it's my birthday. Get in."
We've planned it all just for you, happy birthday.

francescolombo via Twitter: "Best motor sports weekend ever: Formula 1 back to Montreal and Le Mans 24 Hours. Forget about the World Cup!"

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Montreal: "Canada is back on the Formula 1 calendar and even at this time of the morning a celebratory mood is brewing at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The weather is much better than it was on Thursday, when dismal, grey drizzly skies turned Montreal's welcome into a bit of a damp squib. The trek to the paddock along the edge of the 1976 Olympic rowing lake was treacherous and the two Nicos - Rosberg and Hulkenberg - huddled up in scarves to keep out chills. At least Jenson Button seems to have acclimatised quickly. The McLaren driver, who competes in triathlons as part of his training, took a swim in the lake, saying that, despite a few weeds, it was fun. The long, engine-testing straights of Montreal should suit McLaren so, after their one-two in Turkey, Button and Lewis Hamilton will be hoping the whole weekend goes swimmingly."

1514: As you would expect, the fall out from the events in Turkey has not yet died down. In the Red (Bull) corner, Mark Webber, who was leading before the collision with his team-mate, says there is no ill feeling with the team despite being blamed for the accident after the race. Sebastian Vettel, meanwhile said during the week: "You do at the time what you think is right, and in that case you would do it again because you thought it was right." Hmm.

1510: Red Bull have been the pacesetters so far this campaign but the thought is that it could be a bit different this weekend on Montreal's long straights and slow corners. McLaren, with their 'F-duct' aerodynamic device that increases a car's speed down the straights, are expected to close the gap. BBC pit-lane reporter Holly Samos says that the "Red Bull team have seemed a little more downbeat than usual this weekend".

1506: No times posted as yet people, all the drivers - apart from Lewis Hamilton - have done their installation laps. By the way, there's some sporting event going on in South Africa. Have a gander at Caroline Cheese's commentary but don't you be too long now.

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Anne in Milton Keynes via text: "Bring it on, Montreal. F1 is a real man's sport, none of this chasing a bag of air around a field. Success for McLaren, I reckon."

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Lotus technical chief Mike Gascoyne on Twitter: "Also track has been resurfaced. Looks like the new tarmac drains very badly so will be a problem if it rains. Both drivers saying track is unbelievably dirty, Heikki [Kovalainen] saying it's like a rally Finland stage."

1500: And we are go for the start of free practice one. A long line of cars, headed by the Toro Rosso of Sebastien Buemi, wind their way around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for their installation laps.

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John in Aberdeen via text: "Thank goodness for practice via the website. So I can watch football on tv and practice on the laptop. Heaven of sport."

1450: I take it you didn't miss the last race but just in case you did, here's a quick summary. Red Bull were on course for their third one-two of the season only for their drivers to stage their own demolition derby - leaving McLaren to clean up. However, before McLaren did that, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button almost ran each other off the road as well. Bonkers.

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tranquility2k9 on 606: "I have a sneaky feeling that Red Bull may really struggle. It will be very close between Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault and Red Bull may even end up in the lower end of the top 10, while McLaren should be right up the front."

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Force India on Twitter: "Weather is very humid and cloudy but no prediction for rain during the session."

1442: Here's the plan for today. We've got first practice starting at 1500 BST for 90 minutes, with second practice beginning at 1900 BST. You know what I'm going to ask now don't you? This commentary is all about you, so get involved with your chat about this weekend and how the dynamics at McLaren and Red Bull will work out. Will it be Corden v Stewart or more like Dave & Nick. Use the usual methods, Twitter, 606 or text on 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide) with F1 before your message and I'll use as many comments as I can. Over to you...

1438: Afternoon gang, hope you're well. So then, have we recovered from the shenanigans at Istanbul Park? It certainly was a response to the critics who say F1 is lacking in action, drama and intrigue. My nerves have just about returned to an even keel - maybe I was helped by the relaxing week I spent on a static caravan park in Clacton on Sea. Living the dream. Welcome one and all to our coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix.

1435: With more plot lines than a Christmas special of EastEnders, you don't need me to remind you that this F1 season is turning into an epic. Oh, and we're back in manic Montreal where anything can, and probably will, happen. It's worth missing the start of the World Cup for, promise.



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Results

Position Driver Team

First practice is under way.

1 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
2 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull
3 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes
4 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari
5 France R Grosjean Lotus
6 Sweden M Ericsson Caterham
7 Mexico S Perez Force India
8 Venezuela P Maldonado Lotus
9 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
10 France J Bianchi Marussia
11 Brazil F Massa Williams
12 Denmark K Magnussen McLaren
13 Great Britain J Button McLaren
14 France J Vergne Toro Rosso
15 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso
16 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India
17 Netherlands G van der Garde Sauber
18 United States A Rossi Marussia
19 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes
20 A Lotterer Caterham
21 Finland V Bottas Williams
22 Germany A Sutil Sauber

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see also
Vettel sets Canada practice pace
11 Jun 10 |  Formula 1
No ill feeling with team - Webber
10 Jun 10 |  Formula 1
McLaren pair to battle for wins
10 Jun 10 |  Formula 1
Ferrari retain Massa until 2012
09 Jun 10 |  Formula 1
Red Bull extend Webber contract
07 Jun 10 |  Formula 1


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