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Alonso leads the pack in FP1 at Montreal

The Ferrari driver surprised by leading both Mercedes of Hamilton and Rosberg, second and third in the time sheets respectively.
Friday, June 6, 2014

MONTREAL, June 06, 2014 (AFP) - Fernando Alonso topped the times for Ferrari in Friday's opening free practice session ahead of this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.

The 32-year-old Spaniard clocked a best lap time of one minute and 17.238 seconds to finish just 0.016 seconds ahead of nearest rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

Hamilton's team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg was third quickest around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as the Mercedes pair resumed their dramatic personal duel for supremacy in this year's title race.

Defending four-time champion Sebastian Vettel was fourth quickest for Red Bull ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the leading Williams and Daniel Ricciardo in the second Red Bull.

Jenson Button signalled a McLaren revival by clocking the seventh best time ahead of his rookie team-mate Kevin Magnussen, Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari and Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne in the leading Toro Rosso car.

The session produced no major incidents, but a series of minor lock-ups, excursions off-circuit and missed chicanes as the drivers adjusted to the challenges of the tight and unforgiving barrier-lined street track.

The times for the morning session:

Pos No Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:17.238   21
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.254 0.016 25
3 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:17.384 0.146 32
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:18.131 0.893 28
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:18.361 1.123 20
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:18.435 1.197 26
7 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.446 1.208 33
8 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.514 1.276 31
9 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:18.578 1.340 15
10 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 1:18.643 1.405 14
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:18.733 1.495 30
12 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1:18.959 1.721 22
13 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.108 1.870 24
14 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:19.142 1.904 32
15 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 1:19.177 1.939 21
16 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:19.340 2.102 37
17 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:19.575 2.337 7
18 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.804 2.566 15
19 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:20.200 2.962 15
20 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:20.844 3.606 26
21 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:21.404 4.166 33
22 45 Alexander Rossi Caterham-Renault 1:21.757 4.519 27
 

 

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