Kimi Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice at Canadian GP

Elsewhere there was more despair for Fernando Alonso on his return to F1.

All of the top six drivers set their fastest times on Pirelli's ultrasoft tires, the softest compound on offer at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Teams will have the same three types of ultra-soft, super-soft and soft compound tyres that Mercedes, and Hamilton in particular, struggled with in Monaco and Russian Federation, the only other race this year the Briton has finished off the podium. Bottas finished third the last two years before leaving Williams for Mercedes AMG, which caused the British team to bring Massa out of retirement to be Stroll's veteran teammate.

"It's been a pretty good first day for the team", Hamilton said.

Coverage for second free practice from Montreal comes your way at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via the NBC Sports App. Times from FP1 are below. "I won here once (in 2013) and I should have won twice (he was leading the 2011 race before being forced into a mistake on the last lap by Jenson Button and eventually finishing second)".

"It looks good at the moment but there's still a long, long way to go", said the victor of three of the six Grand Prix events held to date this year.

"It will be about us doing our homework right to give the drivers the vehicle they need".

It was another bitterly frustrating day for Fernando Alonso as the double world champion was once again forced to the sidelines with mechanical problems. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL/McLaren) 1:15.943 (29), 12.

Nearly true to form, Alonso's vehicle stopped on track after completing just that one lap.

He flung the impact-protection foam out of his cockpit as he climbed out and was given a standing ovation and cheers by the crowd in the grandstands. "We've got a drivers' briefing where we can tell him".

The 35-year-old Spaniard, who is out of contract with the British team at the end of the season, was told to park his vehicle at the hairpin following a loss of hydraulic pressure in the opening session. "More or less like we all expected in a way, which is good". "We have some unique bits on the cars that could work well".

'You definitely feel the energy when you get here.

The new owners Liberty Media come from an entertainment background and it'll be interesting to see their take on the events in Monaco as they don't want the show to be diluted. "You can't keep doing the same thing and expect things to change".

"It's painful, but we are not the favourites for this year's championship - at the moment, it's Ferrari", he said.

The session was halted briefly with 17 minutes to go when Verstappen's Red Bull stopped on the track for reasons not immediately made clear.

Team-mate Daniel Ricciardo suffered an engine problem early in the second session and was only 14th fastest.

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