Hamilton comfortably ahead in final practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Canada, Circuit Gilles Villeneuveca

Lewis Hamilton topped the final practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, comfortably edging out Felipe Massa and Nico Rosberg by little less than half a second.

Hamilton suitably continued to be fastest, just like in FP2 on Friday. His dominance however appears to have increased overnight with the Briton now easily ahead while setting his fastest lap on the prime, and theoretically slower Pirelli tyre.

His Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg also didn't set a time on the options, allowing Felipe Massa to get in between the two in the final time table, but a worrying thing to note for the remainder of the weekend, as Mercedes is clearly once again in another league.

Esteban Gutierrez caused the sole red flag of the session, around 15 minutes in when he lost control of his Sauber in Turn 3. He hit the wall with left rear, probably requiring another gearbox, judging from the damage on the car.

Results

Pos.NoDriverTeamTimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:15.610-18
219Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:16.0860.47616
36Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:16.1200.51020
414Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:16.4880.87815
53Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:16.5040.89415
67Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:16.5280.91822
777Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:16.6841.07420
826Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:16.8201.21021
925Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:16.8241.21419
101Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:16.8841.27415
1127Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:16.9441.33417
1220Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:16.9931.38319
138Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:17.1211.51121
1411Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:17.1881.57819
1513Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:17.2241.61421
1622Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:17.3601.75023
1799Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:17.9002.29023
1817Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:18.5182.90825
194Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:18.5252.91519
209Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:19.8654.25523
2110Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1:20.2274.61714
2221Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:22.3886.7786


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