After finishing fifth in FP1 in Canada, things took a turn for the worse for Max Verstappen in the second practice session with an eighteenth place. Due to problems with the hybrid system of his RB20, the reigning World Champion stayed in his garage for a large part of the session. Fernando Alonso in his Aston Martin set the fastest time, ahead of George Russell’s Mercedes in P2. Lance Stroll set the third fastest time in his Aston Martin. At Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, Charles Leclerc in his Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo’s RB completed the top five. Max’s teammate at Oracle Red Bull Racing, Sergio Perez, set the tenth fastest time.

“Unfortunately not many laps for me in FP2,” Max said after the second free practice in Canada. “They told me to box due to some electrical issue which they are investigating now.”

Max continues: “I would have liked to drive more laps today, but I think it’s more important to figure out what actually happened and what kind of implications that will have for this weekend and for the rest of the year.”