Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013

Alonso quickest as rain stays away in second practice

2013 Canadian Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013Fernando Alonso pipped Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in the second practice session by 12 thousandths of a second.

The Ferrari driver had a near-miss with the Wall of Champions early on the session, wrestling his car back under to keep it out of the barrier.

Romain Grosjean was third fastest despite sliding off the track at turn two, dragging dirt onto the track.

Mark Webber, fourth fastest had a moment of his own at turn six. He spun to a stop but was able to get going and carry on.

Both Mercedes featured in the top five with Nico Rosberg ahead of Felipe Massa and Sebastian Vettel. Adrian Sutil was eighth after a bruising trip across the kerbs at the final chicane.

The highest McLaren belonged to Jenson Button in ninth place but he returned to the pits before the end of the session due to a gearbox problem. Daniel Ricciardo completed the top ten.

Despite a heavy threat of rain the track stayed sufficiently dry throughout the session for drivers to run on slick tyres, including Pirelli’s new prototype compound.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’14.818 48
2 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’14.830 0.012 45
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’15.083 0.265 40
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’15.212 0.394 46
5 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’15.249 0.431 46
6 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’15.254 0.436 43
7 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’15.280 0.462 41
8 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’15.396 0.578 43
9 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’15.422 0.604 29
10 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’15.566 0.748 38
11 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’15.599 0.781 35
12 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1’15.661 0.843 39
13 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’15.855 1.037 22
14 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’16.319 1.501 46
15 18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’16.351 1.533 38
16 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’16.374 1.556 40
17 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’16.475 1.657 45
18 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’16.929 2.111 35
19 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’17.070 2.252 41
20 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’17.236 2.418 35
21 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’17.888 3.070 45
22 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’18.392 3.574 39

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