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.


Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. 14 - Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:17.238 21
02. 44United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:17.254 25
03. 06Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:17.384 32
04. 01Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:18.131 28
05. 77 – Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 1:18.361 20
06. 03Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:18.435 26
07. 22 – United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren F1 1:18.446 33
08. 20 – Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren F1 1:18.514 31
09. 07Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1:18.578 15
10. 25 – France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.643 14
11. 27 – Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:18.733 30
12. 11 – Mexico Sergio Perez Sahara Force India 1:18.959 22
13. 99 – Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 1:19.108 24
14. 08 – France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 1:19.142 32
15. 26 – Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.177 21
16. 13 – Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 1:19.340 37
17. 19 – Brazil Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 1:19.575 7
18. 21 – Mexico Esteban Gutierrez Sauber F1 Team 1:19.804 15
19. 17 – France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1:20.200 15
20. 04 – United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 1:20.844 26
21. 09 – Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1:21.404 33
22. 45 – U.S.A. Alexander Rossi Caterham F1 Team 1:21.757 27

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