Alonso quickest in Montreal

Ferrari took the quickest lap in today's practice session, but only by a hair as much of the field showed a lot of promise heading into tomorrow's qualifying session.

On-track action at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal has ended for the drivers of Formula One, and the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso ended up on top.

After a soaking wet first practice session, drivers were able to bolt on dry weather tyres and put their cars to the test. With that, Spaniard Alonso topped the charts with a lap of 1:14.818.

"The only certainty is that we must ensure we make the right decisions, because today we saw how getting a clean lap depends a lot on the time you make the decision and what track conditions are like at that moment," said Alonso.

Practice action
Practice action

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

Not far in arrears was Englishman Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes Machine with a 1:14.830. The top five was rounded out by Romain Grosjean in a Lotus Renault, Mark Webber in his Red Bull Racing machine and Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes.

Hamilton commented: "Hopefully it will be dry for qualifying tomorrow and we can have a strong day."

Force India, who has had some success at the Canadian Grand Prix in the fast only had one driver in the top ten, as Adrian Sutil was a little over half a second off the pace to hold on to 8th overall by sessions end.

Qualifying is slated for tomorrow afternoon, and according to Weather Canada, there is a 40 per cent chance of rain.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Gilles Villeneuve , Nico Rosberg , Adrian Sutil , Romain Grosjean
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , Force India
Article type Practice report
Tags alonso, canada, crash, fernando, ferrari, force, gilles villeneuve., india, montreal, podium, rain, rosberg