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Canadian Grand Prix 2022

Bizarre issue prevents much of FP1 from taking place in Canada

Valtteri Bottas set the 'quickest' time ahead of home favourite Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso, however much of the session was spent under red flag.

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Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time ahead of Lance Stroll in a bizarre FP1 session for the Canadian Grand Prix, much of which was spent under red flag.

Initially the red flag came out due to Pierre Gasly stopping out on track with a suspected driveshaft problem.

The Alpine driver lost drive coming out of Turn 7 and stopped just before Turn 8, and despite efforts to restart his car, the team told him to allow the marshals to park him in a safe place.

Even though the car was recovered, the red flag was prolonged due to an issue with the CCTV infrastructure around the circuit which is used by Race Control for safety reasons.

Although the world feed images taken for the TV stations were still live, these CCTV cameras are used to pick up areas around the circuit including marshal posts and run off areas.

The problem was unable to be fixed in time for the end of the session, with the clock running down to zero having spent just under 10 minutes on track.

As a result FP2 will be extended by 30 minutes.

Result Free practice 1 - Canadian

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