Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is looking for his 45th GP victory as he looks to close the gap to his teammate Rosberg in the championship standings Getty

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday practice with the Mercedes driver topping both FP1 and FP2. The Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel, however, was not far behind and managed to split the two Mercedes cars. The Red Bull Racing team were not running their engine on full power and should be closer to the two teams on Saturday.

Where to watch live

The third free practice session at the circuit Gilles Villeneuve begins on 11 June at 3pm BST, while the qualifying session starts at 6pm BST. Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD will provide live coverage of both events in the UK.

Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Practice review

The weather was perfect on Friday as the two practice sessions saw minimal interruptions – the only one being the red flag in the first session due to Felipe Massa's heavy shunt going into turn 1. The grip levels were low and a number of drivers had to use the run-off area in the final chicane at the end of the lap.

The infamous Wall of Champions remains devoid of paint thus far as all cars managed to stay away with just a few of them brushing up against it as they tested their limits. Daniel Ricciardo was one of the drivers, who kissed the wall, but no damage was caused.

The weather is expected to change as the weekend continues, but qualifying is expected to be dry with rain expected during the race. The Mercedes are still the team to beat despite the re-emergence of Red Bull, and Ferrari with a new upgraded turbo will be eyeing their return to being Mercedes challengers rather than fighting with the Austrian owned team to be the second best. It, however, looks like it will be the latter as the Red Bull look strong again and they are yet to run their engines in qualifying mode.

The McLaren-Honda looks quite impressive after Jenson Button set the seventh fastest time and will be hoping to make it to Q3 and garner some points during the race. Force India are also looking mighty quick along with the Williams, who are all benefitting from the superior Mercedes engines in their cars.

The second half of FP 3 could give a clear indication of the pecking order behind, and in qualifying it will also depend on which driver can get his tyre temperatures to the optimum level at the right time.

Top 10 results of the second practice session (FP2) from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada:

2SEBASTIAN VETTEL1:14.469+0.257s
3NICO ROSBERG1:14.738+0.526s
4MAX VERSTAPPEN1:15.156+0.944s
5DANIEL RICCIARDO1:15.168+0.956s
6VALTTERI BOTTAS1:15.213+1.001s
7JENSON BUTTON1:15.213+1.001s
8KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN1:15.234+1.022s
9NICO HULKENBERG1:15.321+1.109s
10CARLOS SAINZ1:15.410+1.198s