Max Verstappen - 'One more crash question and I might headbutt someone'

Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing

Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing

Sebastian Vettel had a steering problem that washed out much of the first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix and then brushed the wall later in the day.

Ricciardo secured his second win of the season in Monte Carlo and said his rich vein of form and the characteristics of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve makes him keen to push any engine penalty back to the French Grand Prix.

In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes leads with 178 points, Ferrari is second with 156 points and Red Bull is third with 107 points.

Verstappen's teammate, Australian Daniel Ricciardo, ran third in practice, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen between them.

Verstappen arrived in Montreal amid an error-prone season and bristled at questions about his recent crash history, even threatening to head-butt any reporters who asked him about it.

It was strangely calm and serene in the hour leading up to qualifying, but there was news from Honda that Pierre Gasly had to revert to an old-spec engine after an issue was identified with the new, upgraded power unit.

"I wanted to get a feel [for the hypersoft] and see where we end up", he said after the session. We don't know what the other cars are doing, so we can not tell our driver "go right, go left". "I was a lot happier with the vehicle and I think we can carry that into the race". We knew in Q3 it would be a bit harder for us but to be still so close was good.

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Elsewhere, Romain Grosjean was unable to compete in qualifying as his engine went up in smoke just seconds after Q1 began, while there was more for Williams with yet another Q1 knock-out.

"We managed to get a few laps in at the end of FP3 and I did enough to feel what the vehicle was like".

"If the others are sliding around in dirty air or whatever, we should be able to get a bit more out of them". Obviously if something happens in practice then we will probably have to take one, but no is the answer today. "The auto was incredible in qually".

Hamilton was on course to challenge Vettel for pole, but went in too deep on his brakes at the hairpin and crossed the line adrift of his championship rival.

Not a great day for Alonso, looking to celebrate his 300th Grand Prix in style, but instead fading out unobtrusively in Q2.

It was another day to forget for Williams. The Oxfordshire team have scored the fewest points of all this year, and Canadian teenager Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin could manage only 17th and 18th respectively.

Marcus Ericsson gave his Sauber a bit of a battering as well, skidding along the wall out of Turn 9.

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