The first practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was cut short due to a CCTV malfunction.
The first practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix was canceled due to a CCTV failure at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
The governing authority, the FIA, stated that the session could not take place without the closed-circuit TV system, which is part of Formula One’s safety infrastructure.
The FIA stated that the CCTV was “not synced correctly,” and that “we cannot run on track until the issue is resolved.”
To compensate for the absence of running, the second practice has been prolonged by 30 minutes and will begin at 21:30 BST.
It will last 90 minutes, ending at 23:00 (18:00 local time).
The practice was halted prior to the CCTV failure due to Pierre Gasly’s Alpine breaking down on track due to a lack of drive.
The CCTV system then failed, preventing the session from being restarted.
The FIA stated that the CCTV “is a local installation, and they are working to resolve the problem.”
Only 12 drivers had completed a flying lap, and none were competitive in speed.
Valtteri Bottas of Alfa Romeo was fastest, ahead of Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin and Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen of Red Bull.