As teams hit Montreal with updates, it was Ferrari who showed the best improvements since Monaco, after Fernando Alonso ended the session on top spot ahead of the Mercedes’.
Throughout the session the theme seemed to be running wide at chicane’s as drivers pushed hard to test their cars. But for most they saw their way through the session but for Bianchi, following his first F1 points in Monaco, saw his session end early after contact with the wall on exit of turn four. His rear-right corner suspension appeared to be broken after the contact, but the Frenchman was able to wobble his way around the track to return to the pits.
Alonso was showing gains in his Ferrari, after topping the session by 0.016s, but as for Vettel and Red Bull the early signs show they are still yet to make any major gains towards Mercedes after finishing the session over 7 tenths of a second behind Rosberg.
American GP2 driver, Alexander Rossi was making his season debut in Formula One during today’s session after replacing Kamui Kobayashi in the Caterham. Rossi went on to finish the session in last place behind fellow Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson, completing 27 laps.
|4||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:18.131||0.893||28|
|6||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:18.435||1.197||26|
|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|