Hamilton's Montreal pace could be deceptive

Hamilton's Montreal pace could be deceptive

Lewis Hamilton may have dominated Friday practice in Montreal, but Mark Hughes reckons that was more due to the Briton's affinity with the track than a sign that McLaren is the team to beat

The downpour didn't arrive until five minutes after the end of the second session on Friday but the prospect of that thunderous cloudburst had dictated much of the running patterns through both practices.

The expectation had been that it was going to arrive smack in the middle of practice two – and so there was a rush to get any comparative data between the two tyres types – soft and super soft - in the morning. As it happened it remained pretty much dry through the afternoon session. The resultant variation in running programmes between the teams just made comparison yet more difficult than usual.

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