Lewis Hamilton rarely makes mistakes, but the one he made in Canada on Friday could prove costly – it meant the world champion completed just eight laps in FP2, and leaves him uncomfortably short of running ahead of final practice and qualifying in Montreal.
Then, just as things were improving in the afternoon, Hamilton slammed a wheel into the Turn 9 wall, sustaining damage that his Mercedes crew were unable to repair before the chequered flag.
“It was an innocent mistake,” said Hamilton.
“I’d been multiple laps on the medium tyre and was just really trying to find the limits, trying to find the boundaries – and obviously went slightly over and had a big snap out of Turn 9.
“You know, these things happen and from a psyche point it’s a real bummer, because you lose a lot of the session.