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Hello, good night, thanks for becoming a member of us for our reside weblog of the Canada Grand Prix. Action comes from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Notre Dame Island in Montreal, Quebec and the race begins at 7pm UK time. For British followers, appreciable pleasure as a result of George Russell is on pole, though Max Verstappen remains to be odds-on to win. If George can do it, will probably be his second win in a Grand Prix; he crossed the road first in Sao Paulo in 2022.

Both Russell and Verstappen posted qualifying occasions of 1:12.000, a uncommon lifeless warmth however Russell will get the honour as a result of he posted set his time on his first run in Q3.  Verstappen may solely match Russell’s time on his second run.

It is raining in Montreal so we are going to maintain a eager eye on that and the way situations may have an effect on ways.

There has been an pleasant bust-up this week between Daniel Ricciardo and former champ Jacques Villeneuve. The Canadian driver, who gained the world title in 1997, steered Ricciardo ought to now not be in Formula 1.

Ricciardo made an announcement on the monitor by qualifying fifth for Red Bull junior group RB, then took goal at Villeneuve.

“I still don’t know what he said, but I heard he’s been talking …, but he always does,” Ricciardo stated. “I think he’s hit his head a few too many times, I don’t know if he plays ice hockey or something.”

Villeneuve, the son of racing nice Gilles Villeneuve, ranted about Ricciardo in a Sky Sports tv broadcast.

“Why is he still in F1?” Villeneuve stated. “We’re hearing the same thing now for the last four, five years — we have to make it better for him, poor him. It’s been five years of that. Sorry, no, you’re in F1.

“Maybe you make that effort for Lewis Hamilton, who’s won multiple championships. You don’t make that effort for a driver that can’t cut it. Can’t cut it? Go home, there’s someone else who can take your place.”

Ricciardo gained the final of his eight profession F1 victories in 2021. The 34-year-old Australian raced to his first F1 victory 10 years in the past in Montreal.

“I’ve, obviously, been highly motivated to do more than I have been this year,” Ricciardo stated. “I know how good those results feel, and that’s why I do it, to feel those highs.

“Coming into the week everything felt right. I was really happy to come back to this circuit and drive here because I love it. Today’s 10 years to the day of my first win, and that day changed my life. So there’s just a lot of nice emotions coming into it.”