Brendon Hartley was in the paddock today, taking part in various activities over the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. The New Zealander, one of four drivers who work in the Maranello simulator, spent the third free practice session in the garage with the engineers.
With an NHL star. Hartley then met a young NHL star player, Rtan Poehling, who recently made headlines for equalling a record that has stood since 1943. The youngster from Lakeville (Minnesota) who plays form the Montreal Canadiens team, made his NHL debut on 6 April this year, scoring a hat trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Not since 1943, when Alex Smart did it, had a Canadiens player scored three goals in one game. Poehling, who is a guest of Shell here in Montreal, even went one better has he scored the decisive shot in hockey’s equivalent of the penalty shoot-out in football.
Ferrari Challenge. In the afternoon, Brendon attended all the technical briefings, as well as nipping up to the Paddock Club to meet the Ferrari guests. Tomorrow, Hartley will be one of those handing out the prizes to the winners of Race 2.