Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2014

Hamilton leads Massa in interrupted session

2014 Canadian Grand Prix third practice

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2014Lewis Hamilton was fastest by almost half a second in the final practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix.

But the two Mercedes drivers were separated at the top of the times by Felipe Massa’s Williams. Neither of the W05 drivers were able to improve their time after switching to the super-soft tyre.

Hamilton posted the quickest lap of the weekend so far on the soft tyre. But despite then improving his middle sector time on the super-softs he was not quicker over the full lap.

Behind Nico Rosberg in third was a trio of drivers separated by four-hundredths of a second: the two Ferrari drivers and Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull.

He team mate Sebastian Vettel was only tenth, and near the end of the session was told to return to the pits as the team had identified “some issues” on his car.

The session was red-flagged early on after Esteban Gutierrez spun into the barrier at turn four. The Sauber driver lost control of his car in the first part of the corner and damaged the left-rear of his car as he went in.

After practice resumed Kevin Magnussen had an off-track excursion at the first corner, but didn’t hit anything. He ran wide in the first part of the corner and spun the McLaren across the hairpin.

There was more trouble for Caterham as well, as Kamui Kobayashi came to a stop in his car before the chequered flag came out.

Pos.No.DriverCarBest lapGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’15.61018
219Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1’16.0860.47616
36Nico RosbergMercedes1’16.1200.51020
414Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’16.4880.87815
53Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-Renault1’16.5040.89415
67Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’16.5280.91822
777Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1’16.6841.07420
826Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Renault1’16.8201.21021
925Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Renault1’16.8241.21419
101Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’16.8841.27415
1127Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1’16.9441.33417
1220Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1’16.9931.38319
138Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1’17.1211.51121
1411Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’17.1881.57819
1513Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1’17.2241.61421
1622Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’17.3601.75023
1799Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1’17.9002.29023
1817Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1’18.5182.90825
194Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1’18.5252.91519
209Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1’19.8654.25523
2110Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1’20.2274.61714
2221Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1’22.3886.7786

Combined practice times

PosDriverCarFP1FP2FP3Fri/Sat diffTotal laps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’17.2541’16.1181’15.610-0.50885
2Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1’19.5751’16.7741’16.086-0.68860
3Nico RosbergMercedes1’17.3841’16.2931’16.120-0.17391
4Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’17.2381’16.7011’16.488-0.21363
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-Renault1’18.4351’17.6441’16.504-1.1477
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1’18.5781’16.6481’16.528-0.1268
7Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’18.1311’16.5731’16.884+0.31169
8Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1’18.3611’16.8931’16.684-0.20977
9Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Renault1’19.1771’18.7321’16.820-1.91251
10Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Renault1’18.6431’17.1801’16.824-0.35673
11Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1’18.7331’17.7121’16.944-0.76882
12Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1’18.5161’17.0521’16.993-0.05992
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’18.4461’17.0591’17.360+0.30194
14Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1’19.1421’17.6261’17.121-0.50581
15Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1’18.9591’17.8191’17.188-0.63174
16Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1’19.3401’17.8681’17.224-0.64482
17Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1’19.1081’17.9641’17.900-0.06494
18Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1’19.8041’18.3401’22.388+4.04864
19Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1’20.2001’32.1271’18.518-1.68243
20Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1’20.8441’18.6931’18.525-0.16879
21Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1’21.4041’22.4181’19.865-1.53969
22Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1’20.2441’20.227-0.01752
23Alexander RossiCaterham-Renault1’21.75727

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8 comments on “Hamilton leads Massa in interrupted session”

  1. Yeah! Keep going Massa!

  2. I think both Merc and possibly other top teams turned down the power units to save them.

  3. Ferrari definitely appear to have made a step forward, on this type of circuit anyway. Kudos to Massa too.

  4. It’s good to see Massa enjoying F1 again after being Alonsos servant for so long.

    That would’ve sucked the soul out of any driver.

  5. Mercedes set those times on soft tyres while others on supersoft. Of course, practice times means not much these days but surely they can get pole even with soft tyres because I hear commentators saying difference in lap times not much between 2 types.

  6. OmarR-Pepper (@)
    7th June 2014, 16:54

    Nad just when everybody started talking about “closing the gap” Mercedes pulls half a second again.

    1. I think you mean Hamilton pulls half a second…

  7. Another foolish decision from Ferrari. There were sings of improvement and they have nothing to lose. Yet, they decided to be overcautious and do not use all new parts for a car because it is hot in Canada. They are again 1,5-1,7 sec off the pace. It is not Mercedes who killing intrigue, it’s Ferrari.

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