Max Verstappen sweeps Friday F1 practice in Montreal

  • Max Verstappen sweeps Friday F1 practice in Montreal

Max Verstappen sweeps Friday F1 practice in Montreal

It would be much more of a problem if I would be really slow, because that is a critical problem.' When pushed further to explain why he had crashed so much this year, Verstappen replied: 'Like I said I get a bit exhausted of all the questions.

It's hard not to feel some sympathy for Max Verstappen as he works through a turbulent period of his Formula 1 career.

"Obviously they were all trying to get a slot for their flying lap, but I was coming at full speed and I had to abort".

Mercedes found a "quality issue" with their upgraded engine, believed to be a tolerance that would have made the engine unlikely to last the seven races engines need to run this season.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo suspects Mercedes has the upper hand at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, despite his team-mate Max Verstappen topping both of Friday's practice sessions.

The weather is also often an issue at the Canadian Grand Prix. "If I get any more I might headbutt someone", Verstappen told reporters.

'Of course the beginning of the year so far, it hasn't been going that well and not in the way that I liked it.

In spite of the head-butt threat- which Verstappen did not follow through on - Ricciardo said he thinks his teammate can handle the pressure.

"I'm getting really exhausted of all the questions", said the 20-year-old, who has fewer than half the points of Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix. On my final lap, I had a small mistake.

Verstappen signed a long-term contract with Red Bull towards the end of the last season, keeping him at the Milton Keynes based team until 2020. "If we got in that mess around here on this circuit, it is not as bad as Monaco but it is still very hard to make much progress here". "But no, for now", he said on Thursday.

The 2007 world champion said the moment which led to the mistake caught him off guard as he had not encountered anything similar through that part of the track all day.

"For me, it was pretty straightforward, and in terms of strategy, we did what we wanted to do". We were chasing ourselves all weekend. Red Bull feared it would force a switch onto his third MGU-K component of the season - enough for a ten-place grid drop, which may have triggered a few other changes with their own penalty attached. "Gilles Villeneuve, the favourite driver of Enzo Ferrari, and I think his charisma, his character that he brought to Formula One, to racing in general, is still alive today". I think motorsport in Canada is linked to that name.