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F1 practice LIVE: Canadian Grand Prix updates and times as Max Verstappen goes fastest in FP1

Follow the first practice at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as the build-up to the Canadian Grand Prix continues

Hamilton A Doubt For Canadian Grand Prix

Follow live F1 coverage as the Canadian Grand Prix weekend kicks off with free practice sessions one and two in Montreal.

The big news of the week is the FIA’s decision to “reduce or eliminate” porpoising on the advice of its medical team - just days after Lewis Hamilton suffered with severe back pain in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton required assistance to get out of his Mercedes after his car bounced up and down at high speed throughout last Sunday’s race.

Mercedes ran their machines close to the ground in Baku to produce lower downforce. But the move exaggerated the bouncing, and under the FIA’s new technical directive, Mercedes might be required to raise the ride height of their cars which could further slow them down.

At the front of the grid, Max Verstappen will be hoping to extend his lead over chief title rival Charles Leclerc after he took full advantage of the Ferrari driver retiring last weekend with the race victory.

Follow all the latest updates as we build towards this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix:

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Lewis Hamilton:

“I’ve really got to give it up to this crowd, thank you to everybody for the incredible support. We don’t see this around the world. I gave it everything today, I was trying to chase down those Ferraris. We’ve got to keep pushing!”

“We lost time in the pit stop and then I was chasing. The end there was difficult with a Red Bull behind them. This is a huge bonus for us to be on the podium. I’m glad everyone was safe with the big crash earlier in the day.”

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Sergio Perez:

“It was a great comeback, we didn’t give up. The opportuntiy came at the end and we took it, it was a great fight with Charles and then with Lewis. It was an epic final laps...”

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Carlos Sainz, in his post-race press conference:

“I don’t know what to say! It’s amazing! First race win, 150 later, with Ferrari in Silverstone! It’s a very special day that I will never forget!

“It was not easy, I struggled with the balance with medium tyre. I stayed believing that I needed to stay in the race. You can imagine the nerves of that safety car restart to get it right.

“I thank all of them, Silverstone has been a special place for me. It’s a special place for me and I thank the whole crowd for being part of it and cheering me on!”

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British Grand Prix 2022: Sainz, Perez, Hamilton

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An absolute thriller at Silverstone!

What a staggeringly brilliant and entertaining race - it quite simply had everything!

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Lewis Hamilton also picked up the extra point for fastest lap!

Oh but it could have been so much more!

If it wasn’t for that safety car, which really halted his momentum...

Sainz, meanwhile: “You cannot imagine how it feels!”

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CARLOS SAINZ WINS THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX!

In his 150th race, Carlos Sainz is a winner in Formula 1!

Sergio Perez is in second, Lewis Hamilton third.

Sainz can barely believe it!

Behind the front three: Leclerc, Alonso, Norris, Verstappen, Schumacher, Vettel, Magnussen

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LAP 52/52: Sainz, Perez, Hamilton, Leclerc, Alonso, Norris

ONE LAP LEFT!

Carlos Sainz has a four-second lead to Perez, who is three seconds ahead of Hamilton in third.

The big battle taking place now? Schumacher all over Verstappen for seventh...

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LAP 50/52: Sainz, Perez, Hamilton, Leclerc, Alonso, Norris

Three laps left and there’s now a little bit of space between the front of the field.

Sainz is 3 seconds ahead of Perez, who is 1.9 seconds ahead of Hamilton.

Alonso though is right on Leclerc’s tail, with DRS...

Try predicting the next move...

Meanwhile, Mick Schumacher in ninth - for what would be his first points in F1 - is right on the back of Max Verstappen. He may well play it safe..

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LAP 49/52: Sainz, Perez, Hamilton, Leclerc, Alonso, Norris

Hamilton does finally keep his place ahead of Leclerc, overtaking down the Hangar Straight!

Leclerc is in trouble behind from Alonso and Norris - and meanwhile Hamilton now has his sights set on Perez ahead, just over a second behind.

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