F1: Alonso tops very wet final practice in Montreal

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso topped a very wet final practice for the Canadian GP in Montreal with a lap of 1m33.836s to just nip Pierre Gasly and Sebastian Vettel.

Gasly was 0.053s behind in his Alpha Tauri and Vettel 0.055s behind in his Aston Martin.

All drivers were on rain tires, but some drivers tried out the intermediates with mixed results.

Esteban Ocon was 4th in the 2nd Alpine, 0.167s behind while Daniel Ricciardo rounded out the top-5 for McLaren.

Many drivers spun off onto the grass in the slippery condition, including Max Verstappen on the Intermediates.

Right, hard to assess that one with some drivers pushing, some not fancying it and some staying mostly in the garage. They won’t have that option later on, with qualifying set to get under way at 4:00 pm local time.

And with under two hours to go until qualifying, who is going to come out on top later on? It’s completely open today, with plenty of drivers fancying a chance at a famous result today.

Practice 3 Results

1 Fernando Alonso ESP BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m33.836s
2 Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia AlphaTauri 1m33.889s
3 Sebastian Vettel GER Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant 1m33.891s
4 Esteban Ocon FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m34.003s
5 Daniel Ricciardo AUS McLaren F1 Team 1m34.110s
6 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 1m34.248s
7 George Russell GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m34.259s
8 Sergio Perez MEX Oracle Red Bull Racing 1m34.498s
9 Max Verstappen NED Oracle Red Bull Racing 1m34.616s
10 Carlos Sainz ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1m34.778s
11 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen 1m35.016s
12 Guanyu Zhou CHN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen 1m35.213s
13 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant 1m35.531s
14 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 1m35.643s
15 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team 1m35.692s
16 Alexander Albon THA Williams Racing 1m35.761s
17 Yuki Tsunoda JPN Scuderia AlphaTauri 1m36.261s
18 Mick Schumacher GER Haas F1 Team 1m37.388s
19 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams Racing 1m38.394s
20 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari No time set