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PIRELLI STRATEGY GUIDE: What are the possible race strategies for the Canadian Grand Prix?

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Matt Youson
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Saturday was a day of surprise in Canada. After a very damp Friday, a dry FP3 was unexpected, and a dry(ish) qualifying session frankly astounding – almost as big a shock as seeing a resurgent Mercedes take a first pole position of the year, with George Russell nicking P1 by virtue of completing his 1m12.000s lap seven minutes before Max Verstappen set an identical time.

Does he have the performance to keep Verstappen and the second row McLarens at bay across a race distance? There’s weather around, of course, and the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a repeat offender for Safety Cars and red flags – but even without that level of drama, the Canadian Grand Prix offers fascinating strategy choices, which official F1 tyre suppliers Pirelli can guide us through…

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