Alonso fastest as Vettel crashes again

Saturday 11th June, 2011 - 7:29am


Fernando Alonso led the pack in Practice 2

Fernando Alonso led the pack in Practice 2

Fernando Alonso has emerged fastest from an incident-filled opening day of running ahead of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver used a set of Pirelli’s super soft tyres to lap the Montreal venue in 1:15.11s to end the day 0.37s clear of Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel.

For the second time in four races the World Championship leader found himself in the wall during opening practice – with Vettel making heavy contact with Circuit Gilles Villeneuve’s famed ‘Champion’s Wall’ one hour into the 90 minute session.

Vettel was immediately on the pace upon his return to the track in Practice 2, while Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi, Virgin Racing’s Jerome D’Ambrosio and Force India’s Adrian Sutil all brought out the red flags with crashes during the afternoon.

The second session also saw Sauber test driver Pedro de la Rosa take over from Sergio Perez, with the Mexican rookie having felt unwell in Practice 1 following his heavy crash in qualifying at Monaco two weeks ago.

Mark Webber had a quiet day to be 12th and 7th fastest in Practice 1 and 2 respectively, while Australian Toro Rosso test driver Daniel Ricciardo was 15th quickest in the morning.

See below for the Practice 2 result

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m15.107s 34
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m15.476s 0.369 29
3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m15.601s 0.494 33
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m15.977s 0.87 26
5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m15.989s 0.882 25
6 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m16.089s 0.982 34
7 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m16.102s 0.995 28
8 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m16.324s 1.217 32
9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1m16.422s 1.315 32
10 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m16.687s 1.58 28
11 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m16.905s 1.798 16
12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1m16.941s 1.834 39
13 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m17.051s 1.944 32
14 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m17.684s 2.577 34
15 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m17.757s 2.65 20
16 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1m18.470s 3.363 33
17 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1m18.482s 3.375 38
18 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1m18.536s 3.429 14
19 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m18.601s 3.494 38
20 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m19.209s 4.102 28
21 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m19.810s 4.703 25
22 Tonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1m20.284s 5.177 31
23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m20.311s 5.204 38
24 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m20.922s 5.815 26

See below for the Practice 1 result

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m15.591s
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m16.139s 0.548
3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m16.549s 0.958
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m16.658s 1.067
5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m16.676s 1.085
6 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m16.842s 1.251
7 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m16.990s 1.399
8 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m17.294s 1.703
9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1m17.445s 1.854
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m17.549s 1.958
11 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m17.662s 2.071
12 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m17.820s 2.229
13 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m18.458s 2.867
14 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m18.506s 2.915
15 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m18.648s 3.057
16 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m18.852s 3.261
17 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1m18.932s 3.341
18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1m19.274s 3.683
19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1m19.422s 3.831
20 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m19.577s 3.986
21 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m19.838s 4.247
22 Tonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1m19.960s 4.369
23 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m20.520s 4.929
24 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m20.839s 5.248

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