2-Time World champion Fernando Alonso rules the day in FP2 during Canadian GP

Fernando Alonso achieves the fastest lap in FP2 Canada. 2-time World champion finally finds some form in the current season. Can he come out strong in the big race?

Aiman Sharma
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The first practice session is over, but there are still 2 more to go this season. In the first practice session we saw Lando Norris give a great performance in wet conditions. It was time for the second Practice session in the Maple Leaf nation and everyone was eager to see who would come out on top with the fastest lap on this day.

This time the racers would be happy that they finally had some dry weather during this session and they could now perform with slightly harder tyres. This was once again set to be another session to see how the track works and to see if the people are now used to the track in Montreal. Though this is only practice, doing well in these sessions gives you a lot of confidence going forward in the big Grand Prix race.

Alonso gets back some form

There are still some veterans in this season who have been trying to find some form this season. One of them is none other than Fernando Alonso. The two-time World Champion has not been in the best of touches in the season. However, this practice session saw the 42-year-old Aston Martin driver finish with the fastest lap in the session with a time of 1:15.810The next two fastest laps belong to another set of surprising inclusions in Mercedes George Russell and Alonso's teammate Lance Stroll. This was one of the rare moments where in-form Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc finished with the 4th fastest lap outside the top 3 and he was followed by Daniel Ricciardo who had a much better performance than the last Practice session.

Though there were some great results in the FP2 there were once again some extremely disappointing performances where Lewis Hamilton finished with the 7th fastest lap, defending World Champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull failed to make it to the top 10 this time and Lando Norris who had the fastest time in FP1 finished at the bottom in FP2. Overall this session gave us some surprising results and there is still one more left before we go into the qualifiers in Canada.

Here are the further results-

1 14 Fernando Alonso ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1:15.810 25
2 63 George Russell MERCEDES 1:16.273 +0.463s 24
3 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1:16.464 +0.654s 27
4 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:16.556 +0.746s 24
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RB HONDA RBPT 1:16.731 +0.921s 23
6 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:16.773 +0.963s 15
7 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:16.908 +1.098s 27
8 22 Yuki Tsunoda RB HONDA RBPT 1:16.951 +1.141s 22
9 23 Alexander Albon WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:16.977 +1.167s 22
10 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT 1:17.041 +1.231s 19
11 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 1:17.417 +1.607s 31
12 2 Logan Sargeant WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:17.496 +1.686s 22
13 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1:17.722 +1.912s 27
14 77 Valtteri Bottas KICK SAUBER FERRARI 1:17.817 +2.007s 21
15 27 Nico Hulkenberg HAAS FERRARI 1:17.903 +2.093s 20
16 81 Oscar Piastri MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:19.008 +3.198s 20
17 24 Zhou Guanyu KICK SAUBER FERRARI 1:19.087 +3.277s 17
18 1 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT 1:19.311 +3.501s 4
19 10 Pierre Gasly ALPINE RENAULT 1:20.789 +4.979s 26
20 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:20.843 +5.033s 21


Formula 1 Fernando Alonso