A somewhat clearer picture of the pecking order emerged during the second free practice session in Canada when Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso managed to stay ahead of Lewis Hamilton, with just 0.012s gap between the two them.

The one and half hour session was run throughout a dry track after this morning’s wet-dry conditions, with Kimi Raikkonen initially leading the way for Lotus, followed by Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg.

If in the morning session Paul di Resta was the fastest man on track for Force India the things were a little more complicated this time around and no less than six drivers were able to set fastest times until everyone focused on the long run pace leaving Fernando Alonso at the top of the time sheet with 1:14.818s.

The Ferrari driver was closely followed by Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes and Romain Grosjean for Lotus while the top five was closed by Mark Webber on P4 for Red Bull and the Monaco GP winner Nico Rosberg stationed on P5 for Mercedes.

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:14.818 48
02. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:14.830 45
03. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 1:15.083 40
04. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1:15.212 46
05. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:15.249 46
06. Brazil Felipe Massa Lotus F1 1:15.254 43
07. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:15.280 41
08. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sahara Force India 1:15.396 43
09. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.422 29
10. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.566 38
11. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 1:15.599 35
12. Mexico Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.661 39
13. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:15.855 22
14. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:16.319 46
15. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.351 38
16. Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 1:16.374 40
17. Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 1:16.475 45
18. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sauber F1 1:16.929 35
19. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 1:17.070 41
20. France Charles Pic Caterham F1 Team 1:17.236 35
21. United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 1:17.888 45
22. Holland Giedo van der Garde Caterham F1 Team 1:18.392 39