Friday form guide: Ferrari strong favourite

Friday form guide: Ferrari strong favourite

Fernando Alonso and Ferrari's Montreal Friday pace is genuine and ominous for their rivals, reckons Mark Hughes, who also thinks Mercedes could face another tyre nightmare

"Hey, there's a grand prix going on getting in the way of this tyre story," said one paddock wag on Friday in Montreal in reference to the continuing controversy around the Pirelli/Mercedes test at Barcelona a few weeks ago.

However, even out on track the round black rubber was dominating everything. With race day expected to be overcast but dry, all the useful Friday running was compressed into the afternoon session, with the morning track having been wet until near the very end.

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