Hamilton tops FP1 at Montreal

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Canada, Circuit Gilles Villeneuveca

During the first free practice session of the Canadese Grand Prix, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest lap time. At the Gilles Villeneuve track, the Briton was followed by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg in his Mercedes.

A few drops of rain fell throughout the session but didn't require teams to switch to intermediate or wet weather tyres.

Hamilton soon took charge of the session as he went into the lead early on after his first stint of flying laps.

Few minutes past halfway, Heikki Kovalainen created some action on track as he lost control of his Caterham F1 car when coming out of turn 9. As he hit the wall on the outside of the turn he broke off two wheels and caused a session stoppage of nearly 15 minutes.

After the restart, Nico Rosberg briefly went fastest until Lewis Hamilton provided another improvement. Sebastian Vettel managed to post the second best time close to the end of the session when running on the super soft tyres.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
14Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1:15.56430
21Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:15.6820.11829
38Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:15.7820.21830
45Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:15.8420.27834
52Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault1:15.8970.33328
612Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:15.9860.42229
714Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1:16.0000.43631
815Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1:16.2490.68532
97Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG1:16.2640.70028
103Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:16.3470.78312
1111Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:16.4600.89632
126Felipe MassaFerrari1:16.6191.05517
1318Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:16.8591.29526
1410Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:16.8901.32636
159Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault1:17.0141.45042
1617Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Ferrari1:17.3521.78828
1716Daniel RicciardoSTR-Ferrari1:17.5802.01631
1821Vitaly PetrovCaterham-Renault1:17.9352.37123
1920Heikki KovalainenCaterham-Renault1:18.1772.61316
2022Pedro de la RosaHRT-Cosworth1:18.1822.61826
2119Bruno SennaWilliams-Renault1:18.7623.19836
2223Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1:19.3543.79023
2324Timo GlockMarussia-Cosworth1:20.0044.44021
2425Charles PicMarussia-Cosworth1:20.0674.50323