Fernando Takes Ferrari To Top in FP2

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso topped the second practice session ahead of this Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.

Having finished fourth in the mixed morning session, he took advantage of the fully dry session several hours later to trump former McLaren team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, who brought his Mercedes to second. Romain Grosjean repeated his FP1 effort when he took his Lotus to 3rd on the time-sheets. Red Bull’s Mark Webber was fourth ahead of Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa who took fifth and sixth respectively.

Sebastian Vettel was seventh overall with country-man Adrian Sutil right behind him in eighth. Jenson Button was ninth for McLaren while Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo took filled out the top 10. Kimi Raikkonen and Sergio Perez, sparring partners in Monaco two weeks ago, were 11th and 12th respectively while Paul di Resta dropped from P1 in the morning to P13 in the afternoon session, where he finished ahead of William’s Pastor Maldonado in 14th. Maldonado’s team-mate was 16th, behind Jean-Eric Vergne in 15th but ahead of Esteban Gutierrez in 17th, who himself bettered team-mate Nico Hulkenberg who finished the session in 18th.

Jules Bianchi was nineteenth, and best of the ‘back-markers’, while Caterham’s Charles Pic was twentieth, Marussia’s Max Chilton in twenty-first, and the remaining Caterham of Giedo van der Garde in 22nd and last.

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