Walls line much of the track situated on an island in the St. Lawrence Seaway and none are more famous than the "Wall of Champions" situated at the final chicane which has claimed victim to many top drivers over the years.
The Brackley-based outfit had originally planned to bring the second of the three allocated engines each of Formula 1's 10 teams is provided with across the 21-race season.
Hamilton has 64 victories from 214 races and is second in the all-time list behind seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher (91).
It is good news for Ferrari, whose championship contender Sebastian Vettel will use a new engine in power-hungry Canada.
"Naturally I'm still here to win, but if they've got upgrades in their engines, which can be from a tenth to two tenths, Ferrari are particularly very strong on the straights".
For the team, it is hard to look beyond Ferrari as they hold so many aces up their sleeve heading into the weekend.
Ricciardo is third in the standings, but he also failed to finish two races.
Only Stoffel Vandoorne and Carlos Sainz, who crashed out of the session, posted fewer trips around the track. "The lap time, I can't say I'm too excited about". Sauber's Marcus Ericsson also had a spin that left him facing the wrong way on the track, but he straightened out and resumed.
Hamilton took pole again for the race in 2017, and he experienced a casual Sunday drive en route to winning, as he led all 70 laps and won by almost 20 seconds over his teammate, Valtteri Bottas.
Vettel's sole Montreal win has been backed up by three pole positions at the circuit, achieved in 2011, 2012 and 2013, while Alonso is the only other polesitter on the current grid, accrued in 2006.
But Hamilton ruled out reducing practice running to preserve the engines, saying "I always watch mileage anyway". As we prepare for the 2018 edition, here's a recap of the last five Canadian Grands Prix. Williams rookie Lance Stroll continued Canada's impressive run of backmarkers into the points, as the Canadian finished P9 after starting P17 in his first home F1 race.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, waits as mechanics work on his vehicle during the second practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Montreal.
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