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Wheels24.co.za | Canadian GP: Vettel fastest, Magnussen in big shunt at final practice


FINDING HIS FEET: Sebastian Vettel steered his Ferrari to top the time sheets in the final practice session for the Canadian GP. Image: AP / Jacques Boissinot

Montreal – Kevin Magnussen’s crash at Turn 7 cut the third and final practice session for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix by 12 minutes.

The Renault driver damaged the left side of the car but emerged unscathed from the incident after marshals red flagged the session and removed debris from the track. 

“Are you okay?” asked the team over the radio. “Kevin, are you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m okay,” he said softly in response.

Hamilton 5th fastest

The session belonged to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who topped the time sheets with a lap of 1min.13.919. Red Bull’s teenage driver Max Verstappen was 0.239secs behind the German. 

Vettel’s teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth quickest, sandwiched between the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Read: 2016 Canadian GP – 3rd practice: As it happened

The Briton had been the fastest driver in the opening two sessions, but found himself 0.415secs off Vettel’s pace. 

The drivers are preparing for qualifying which will be broadcast at 7pm local time.

Remember to join Wheels24 for LIVE updates of the qualifying session. 

WATCH: Magnussen’s shunt in P3

Practice 3 session results:



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