Rosberg tops shortened final practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Canada, Circuit Gilles Villeneuveca

Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. The session however was cut short as the stewards decided to give a red flag to recover Jenson Button's stricken car.

Earlier on in the session, Hamilton went out for a few laps, only to return to the pits without getting a clean lap in. Fernando Alonso at the time was still in the pits, awaiting for his car to get sorted by his team.

37 minutes into the session, Felipe Nasr caused the first stoppage of the session as he got caught out by tyres being too cold. The Brazilian rookie was weaving to get his tyres up to temperature, but lost control of his car and damaged his car badly.

It was only 10 minutes from the end when Rosberg set his fastest time, just before Jenson Button parked his car at turn 7. The Brit reported a considerable loss of power. The session was subsequently red flagged for a short while to recover the McLaren, but with 5 minutes left on the clock, nobody was really interested to get out for a few more laps, sealing Rosberg's time as the fastest of the session.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
16Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:15.660-17
27Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:16.233+0.573s20
38Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:16.772+1.112s14
477Valtteri BottasWilliams1:16.914+1.254s17
511Sergio PerezForce India1:16.993+1.333s16
626Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:17.021+1.361s19
719Felipe MassaWilliams1:17.122+1.462s18
85Sebastian VettelFerrari1:17.197+1.537s18
955Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:17.396+1.736s25
1013Pastor MaldonadoLotus F11:17.573+1.913s12
119Marcus EricssonSauber1:17.578+1.918s21
1227Nico HulkenbergForce India1:17.876+2.216s14
133Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:17.892+2.232s18
1412Felipe NasrSauber1:18.446+2.786s12
1522Jenson ButtonMclaren1:18.473+2.813s18
1633Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:18.492+2.832s18
1728Will StevensMarussia1:19.822+4.162s16
1814Fernando AlonsoMclaren1:19.874+4.214s3
1998Roberto MerhiMarussia1:20.231+4.571s16
2044Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:21.492+5.832s9