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GP Canada, prove sabato–06/06/2015

Canadian GP: Lewis Hamilton comfortably beats Nico Rosberg to pole

Lewis Hamilton comfortably defeated Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg to claim pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel failed to escape Q1.

Rosberg described the conclusion to his session as "rubbish", as he ended up second best to Hamilton by three tenths of a second.

The Mercedes drivers were the only ones to lap below 1m15s around Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and Hamilton’s 1m14.393s best on their first runs in Q3 stood as pole when neither he nor Rosberg improved on their second attempts.

With Vettel relegated to 16th place thanks to a suspected MGU-H problem, Kimi Raikkonen was the sole Ferrari representative in Q3.

The 2007 world champion had a big moment exiting Turn 4 on his best lap but it was still good enough for third on the grid.

Fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas managed a big improvement on his final run to join Raikkonen on row two for Williams and edge out the impressive Lotuses of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado.

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg produced his best qualifying effort of the season to qualify seventh, comfortably beating both Red Bulls and team-mate Sergio Perez, who rounded out the top 10.

Daniil Kvyat got the better of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo by less than a tenth to be best of the Red Bulls in eighth.

Carlos Sainz Jr was highest placed of those to miss out on the top-10 shootout by just 0.036s in a tight fight in Q2.

The Toro Rosso driver looked on to squeak into Q3 by splitting the Red Bulls until a late improvement by Kvyat.

The sister Toro Rosso of Max Verstappen was 12th fastest, but the Dutch teenager will start last on account of a 15-place grid drop for a combination of driving standards and engine penalities.

Verstappen was just 0.017s faster than Marcus Ericsson, who was 13th fastest and well clear of Sauber team-mate Felipe Nasr.

The Spaniard fell just 0.016s shy of beating both in the end and was over three tenths clear of Nasr, who qualified 15th fastest after crashing heavily in final free practice. Sauber managed to repair his car for him to join in halfway through Q1.

Jenson Button’s engine problem in final practice forced him to skip qualifying, which meant only four cars were eliminated in Q1.

Vettel swore over the radio when Ferrari told him his sole run in Q1 was only good enough for 16th spot, over three tenths adrift of Alonso’s McLaren as he limped around significantly down on power.

Felipe Massa was the other shock loser in this segment, half a second further back.

The Brazilian complained of a lack of power from his Williams’s Mercedes engine and he could do no better than 17th.

The Manor Marussias were predictably the slowest of the cars that ran in this session.

Roberto Merhi was best of the two for the first time this season with a time just 0.024s faster than team-mate Will Stevens.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m14.393s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m14.702s 0.309s
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m15.014s 0.621s
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m15.102s 0.709s
5 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m15.194s 0.801s
6 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m15.329s 0.936s
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m15.614s 1.221s
8 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m16.079s 1.686s
9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m16.114s 1.721s
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m16.338s 1.945s
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m16.042s
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m16.262s
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m16.276s
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m16.620s
15 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m17.344s
16 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m17.886s
17 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m19.133s
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m19.157s
19 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m16.245s
20 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda

Da Autosport.com


Canadian GP: Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes fastest between red flags

Nico Rosberg topped the times in final practice for the Canadian Grand Prix, as two red flags limited running for the second successive session.

Teams had been hoping to gather crucial long-run data on the super-soft tyre after rain washed out more than half of second practice on Friday.

So drivers headed out onto the Montreal circuit early, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen setting the opening pace.

But the action was halted for 10 minutes when Felipe Nasr crashed heavily on the long straight as he appeared to weave aggressively in a bid to generate tyre temperature.

The Brazilian climbed out of the Sauber unscathed, but was taken to the circuit medical centre as a precaution.

There was significant damage to the front end of the car, leaving Nasr’s mechanics with a race against time to get the car ready for qualifying.

The session restarted with a little over 10 minutes remaining, with drivers bolting on the super-soft tyres to do a qualifying simulation.

But it was disrupted again when McLaren’s Jenson Button stopped at Turn 7 to being out the second red flag of the session.

Rosberg was able to get a super-soft run in to go fastest, but his team-mate Lewis Hamilton was not so successful after making a mistake on his first lap.

The session was not restarted after Button’s problem, which meant Rosberg’s time of 1m15.660s was the quickest time of the morning while Hamilton propped up the timesheets having not managed a single clean flying lap between mistakes and stoppages.

With so many drivers unable to complete a super-soft tyre run, teams will have limited data going into qualifying.

Raikkonen was second quickest overall for Ferrari, ahead of Lotus’s Romain Grosjean and the Williams of Valtteri Bottas.

Force India’s Sergio Perez managed a super-soft run to end up fifth, with Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat sixth and Williams’s Felipe Massa seventh.

Vettel, Carlos Sainz Jr and Pastor Maldonado completed the top 10.

Fernando Alonso managed just three laps after missing most of the session while McLaren fitted the fourth and final Honda engine of his allocation.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m15.660s 17
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m16.233s 0.573s 20
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m16.772s 1.112s 14
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m16.914s 1.254s 17
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m16.993s 1.333s 16
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m17.021s 1.361s 19
7 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m17.122s 1.462s 18
8 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m17.197s 1.537s 18
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m17.396s 1.736s 25
10 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m17.573s 1.913s 12
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m17.578s 1.918s 21
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m17.876s 2.216s 14
13 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m17.892s 2.232s 18
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m18.446s 2.786s 12
15 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m18.473s 2.813s 18
16 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m18.492s 2.832s 18
17 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m19.822s 4.162s 16
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m19.874s 4.214s 3
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m20.231s 4.571s 16
20 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m21.492s 5.832s 9

Da Autosport.com

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