Alonso tops Canadian Grand Prix Practice One

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.

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired 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 Räikkönen 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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