Alonso outpaces the Mercedes duo in Montreal.

Fernando_Alonso-Canadian_GP-2014-F01Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso managed to surprise everyone by setting the pace ahead of the title-contending Mercedes in first practice of Canadian Grand Prix, he was 0.016 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who was 0.13secs ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel came fourth ahead of Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren’s Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen.

Mercedes are expected to be in a league of their own again at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve thanks to the track’s long straights which penalise the power deficit of the cars with the rival Renault and Ferrari engines.

01.14 Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:17.23821
02.44United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas1:17.25425
03.06Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:17.38432
04.01Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:18.13128
05.77 – Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:18.36120
06.03Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:18.43526
07.22 – United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren F11:18.44633
08.20 – Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren F11:18.51431
09.07Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1:18.57815
10.25 – France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:18.64314
11.27 – Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:18.73330
12.11 – Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1:18.95922
13.99 – Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:19.10824
14.08 – France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:19.14232
15.26 – Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:19.17721
16.13 – Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:19.34037
17.19 – Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:19.5757
18.21 – Mexico Esteban GutierrezSauber F1 Team1:19.80415
19.17 – France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:20.20015
20.04 – United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:20.84426
21.09 – Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:21.40433
22.45 – U.S.A. Alexander RossiCaterham F1 Team1:21.75727

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