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The Canadian GP is expected to be a standard one-stop, with the rain-affected Saturday sessions giving teams plenty of fresh tyre sets to choose from for the 70-lap race. 

The hard compound tyre has been relatively untested this weekend, with the Alpine duo providing the most significant running and data on the hards in Friday Practice. 

The lap times set by Alonso and Ocon demonstrated the hard tyres have the potential to set competitive times with relatively little tyre wear over a race distance, meaning most teams will switch to the hards after their first stint.

There will likely be more variety in the compounds selected for the opening stint of the Grand Prix, as the teams have some freedom to go for more adventurous strategies should they desire.

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Mediums are expected to be the most popular tyre compound for the first stint, sacrificing relatively little lap time in comparison to the softs whilst providing added durability and strategic flexibility in the opening stint. 

Given the scrappy nature of the opening laps of a Grand Prix, a good start on the mediums will likely protect against the threat of nearby soft-runners, with the soft tyres predicted to lose their pace advantage after the first ten laps. 

The softs are still a viable option, and given the hard compound's durability, some drivers who are out of position could go for a more aggressive opening stint in the hope of gaining positions before looking for the undercut after a change to the hard tyres. 

Rain will almost certainly avoid the Circuit Villeneuve Circuit for today's GP, meaning the data collected and set-ups developed from Friday Practice will be critical for teams to maximise their Sunday result. 

Predicted strategies via f1.com

Predicted strategies via f1.com