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Canadian Grand Prix 2023

FP2 to be extended due to bizarre problems in early practice

The second practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix will be extended after CCTV problems caused a lengthy red flag in FP1.

Canadian GP circuit 2023
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The second practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix will be extended by 30 minutes after a technical issue caused a lengthy red flag in FP1.

The FIA confirmed there was a problem with the CCTV used at the circuit, which caused the 40 minute red flag in the morning session.

The CCTV was installed locally by the circuit, with the main issue being that it was not synced correctly. Until the issue has been fixed track action cannot resume.

Regulations require there to be a two-hour gap between FP1 and FP2, so the stewards have decided to extend the second practice session by 30 minutes.

This means it will start 30 minutes earlier and run for 90 minutes.

The statement said: "In accordance with Article 11.9.3.o of the FIA International Sporting Code, having received a request from the Clerk of the Course and in the interests of safety, we hereby modify the Official Programme of the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix by extending the duration of Free Practice Session 2 by 30 minutes. Free Practice Session 2 will now start at 1630hrs.

"The tyres required to be returned after Free Practice 1 in accordance with Article 30.5 of the Formula One Sporting Regulations, should now be returned no later than two hours after Free Practice 2."

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