Norris dan Alonso pimpin sesi FP1 dan FP2 GP Kanada

Norris and Alonso lead FP1 and FP2 sessions in Canadian GP

The Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix got off to an exciting start with Lando Norris and Fernando Alonso leading the way in the first and second practice sessions on Friday.

McLaren’s Lando Norris topped the timing sheets in FP1 with a blistering lap time of 1:12.959, edging out his nearest rival, Lewis Hamilton, by just 0.095 seconds. The young British driver showcased his impressive pace and consistency throughout the session, setting the fastest time on both the soft and medium compound tires.

Meanwhile, his teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, also had a strong showing, finishing in third place just behind Hamilton. The McLaren team looks to be in a strong position heading into the rest of the weekend, with both drivers showing competitive pace.

In FP2, it was the turn of Alpine’s Fernando Alonso to shine as he set the fastest time of the session with a lap time of 1:11.419. The two-time world champion showed that he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level, putting in a stunning performance on the soft tires.

Alonso’s teammate, Esteban Ocon, also had a solid showing, finishing in fourth place behind the Red Bull of Sergio Perez. The Alpine team will be hoping to carry this momentum into qualifying and the race, as they aim to continue their upward trajectory in the championship standings.

Overall, it was an exciting start to the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, with both McLaren and Alpine showing strong pace in the practice sessions. The battle at the front of the grid looks set to be intense, with Mercedes and Red Bull also showing strong performance.

As the teams prepare for qualifying and the race, fans can look forward to an action-packed weekend of racing at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. With Norris and Alonso leading the way in practice, it remains to be seen who will come out on top when it matters most on Sunday.