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By Michael Emons

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    You know what? That is set up very nicely for a very intriguing day tomorrow. We will be back up at 15:30 BST for third practice, which starts 30 minutes later, before a fascinating qualifying at 19:00 BST.

    Thanks as always for joining us and hope to see you all back with us tomorrow. Have a fun Friday night, see you on Saturday.

    A few things to read for you...

  2. Hamilton crashes as Ferrari top Canada practice - read the report

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    Charles Leclerc

    Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari one-two in second practice at the Canadian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes.

    Leclerc and team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who had been lagging behind the Mercedes, leapt to the top of the times on their qualifying simulation runs. Leclerc edged Vettel by 0.074 seconds, after improving on his second attempt.

    Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was 0.134secs adrift in third place. Hamilton ended up sixth after the crash curtailed his running.

    The world champion had been quickest when he lost control in the chicane at Turns Eight and Nine, losing the rear and clouting the concrete wall on the outside of the track.

    He managed to return to the pits despite a punctured tyre but the incident damaged his car’s floor. Mercedes changed the rear end of the car as a precaution and he was unable to take any further part in the session.

    Ferrari had looked off the pace throughout first practice and through the first runs of the second session, lagging a second or so behind the Mercedes.

    But Vettel went fastest on his first lap on low fuel and soft tyres midway through the session. The four-time champion was just just over 0.1secs quicker than Leclerc after their first laps, but the Monegasque improved on his second while Vettel could only repeat his first lap time.

  3. Session two times

    1. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 1:12.177
    2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) +0.074
    3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) +0.134
    4. Carlos Sainz (McLaren) +0.376
    5. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) +0.758
    6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) +0.761
    7. Sergio Perez (Racing Point) +0.826
    8. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) +0.839
    9. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) +0.991
    10. Lance Stroll (Racing Point) +0.994
    11. Lando Norris (McLaren) +1.072
    12. Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) +1.168
    13. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) +1.211
    14. Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso) +1.259
    15. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) +1.364
    16. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) +1.365
    17. Romain Grosjean (Haas) +1.421
    18. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) +2.693
    19. George Russell (Williams) +2.859
    20. Robert Kubica (Williams) +3.110
  4. BreakingLeclerc fastest in FP2, Vettel second

    Ferrari were well off the pace earlier on, but they are the top two at the end of the second session, with Charles Leclerc only seven hundredths faster than Sebastian Vettel.

    Lewis Hamilton did not get to go out on the fastest tyres after a heavy smash in the wall ruined his session.

    Valtteri Bottas was third, then Carlos Sainz, Kevin Magnussen, with Hamilton sixth.

    Perez, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg and Stroll make up the rest of the top 10.

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  5. Post update

    Two minutes to go and Sebastian Vettel takes the scenic route, completing missing a chicane. He avoids smashing into anything but not something to repeat.

  6. 'Ferrari have come to the party'

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    I'm very upbeat about this weekend, Ferrari have come to the party, although Hamilton did not do any running on the soft tyres after hitting the wall.

    It's not going to be a Monaco or Singapore procession as you can overtake here.

  7. Post update

    With five minutes left, Mercedes give us some information we kind of guessed, that Lewis Hamilton is done for the day.

    There looks a bit of very minor damage to Valtteri Bottas after bumping over a kerb. Nothing to worry about though and he stays out there.

  8. Post update

    That Stroll-Grosjean incident, which forced the Frenchman off the track, is to be investigated afterwards. Some explaining for Stroll to do.

  9. Post update

    There are only 1.4 seconds between the top 17 drivers, with only the Williams pair and Antonio Giovinazzi, who has had limited running, well adrift. There is only 0.376 seconds between the top four of Leclerc, Vettel, Bottas and Sainz.

  10. Post update

    Lance Stroll nudges Romain Grosjean off the track. Aggressive on a Friday, in second practice, with everyone doing their long runs. No real reason for it either.

  11. Post update

    We had a pit-lane bang last time out in Monaco as Max Verstappen went into Valtteri Bottas, an incident that left the Finn with a puncture and the Dutchman with a five-second unsafe release penalty that eventually dropped him from second to fourth.

    We nearly had something similar between Williams' Robert Kubica and Alexander Albon's Toro Rosso.

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  12. Post update

    How well do you know the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve? Here's home hope Lance Stroll to explain all...

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  13. How they stand

    Into the long runs, these are everyone's times...

    1. Charles Leclerc 1:12.177
    2. Sebastian Vettel +0.074
    3. Valtteri Bottas +0.134
    4. Carlos Sainz +0.376
    5. Kevin Magnussen +0.758
    6. Lewis Hamilton +0.761
    7. Sergio Perez +0.826
    8. Daniel Ricciardo +0.839
    9. Nico Hulkenberg +0.991
    10. Lance Stroll +0.994
    11. Lando Norris +1.072
    12. Pierre Gasly +1.168
    13. Max Verstappen +1.211
    14. Alexander Albon +1.259
    15. Daniil Kvyat +1.364
    16. Kimi Raikkonen +1.365
    17. Romain Grosjean +1.421
    18. Antonio Giovinazzi +2.693
    19. George Russell +2.859
    20. Robert Kubica +3.110
  14. What does a young F1 driver get up to on his day off in Monaco?

    Video content

    Video caption: Formula 1: George Russell's Monaco day off

    Speaking of George Russell...

    Watch our video as BBC Sport spent time in Monaco with the Williams driver as he took us through a "typical" day off for a Formula 1 driver.

  15. Post update

    Antonio Giovinazzi, out after a delayed start to the session for him, instantly jumps above the Williams two up to 18th. Once again, as so often this season, George Russell is 19th and Robert Kubica is 20th.

  16. Get Involved


    Rachel T: Calm down everyone, it’s only Friday practice.

    Don't spoil our fun, Rachel!

  17. Post update

    A competitive McLaren? Carlos Sainz has finished seventh, eighth and sixth in the last three events after no points in his first three races since replacing Fernando Alonso.

    Now Sainz has jumped up to fourth, only three tenths behind the Ferrari two and only two tenths behind Valtteri Bottas.

    By the way, Charles Leclerc is sitting top of the pile with a stunning lap of 1:12.177. At the moment we have six teams represented in the top eight. Make sure you don't miss qualifying tomorrow. That's at this time on Saturday.

  18. Post update

    Still no sign of Antonio Giovinazzi after that first session wall meeting.

  19. Post update

    That Verstappen incident looks like a solid scraping of a wall, not a full on thump, but still, not ideal.

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