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Canadian Grand Prix – Red Bull Set Pace in Friday Practice

by F1Fan on June 11, 2010

Friday Practice for the Canadian Grand Prix was a mixed affair, the morning saw the McLarens and Mercedes GP cars showing their pace with Jenson Button heading up the time charts, but it wasn’t to last.

The afternoon session saw Button surprisingly loose pace along with Lewis Hamilton as the circuit rubbered in, with the Red Bulls of Vettel and Webber starting to show their pace along with the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes.

Sebastian Vettel ended up topping the time charts after setting a blistering lap, the first car to break 1:17 for the day, but Fernando Alonso wasn’t far behind, less than a tenth off Vettels Pace.

Canadian GP Second Practice Session Times

PositionTeamDriverBest LapTime
Difference
# of Laps
1Red Bull RacingSebastian Vettel1:16.877-32
2FerrariFernando Alonso1:16.963+0.08635
3Mercedes GPNico Rosberg1:17.151+0.27434
4Red Bull RacingMark Webber1:17.273+0.39633
5FerrariFelipe Massa1:17.401+0.52430
6Force IndiaAdrian Sutil1:17.415+0.53828
7McLarenLewis Hamilton1:17.522+0.64529
8Renault F1Robert Kubica1:17.529+0.65236
9Mercedes GPMichael Schumacher1:17.688+0.81134
10Force IndiaTonio Liuzzi1:17.903+1.02635
11McLarenJenson Button1:17.961+1.08433
12Williams F1Rubens Barrichello1:18.385+1.50827
13Williams F1Nico Hulkenberg1:18.447+1.57041
14Renault F1Vitaly petrov1.18.582+1.70540
15BMW Sauber F1Pedro De La Rosa1:18.658+1.78134
16BMW Sauber F1Kamui Kobayashi1:19.142+2.26538
17Toro RossoSebastien Buemi1:19.168+2.29132
18Toro RossoJaime Alguersuari1:19.274+2.39741
19Lotus RacingHeikki Kovalainen1:19.969+3.09237
20HRT F1 TeamKarun Chandhok1:20.879+4.00229
21HRT F1 TeamBruno Senna1:21.097+4.22031
22Lotus RacingJarno Trulli1:21.346+4.46911
23Virgin RacingTimo Glock1:21.488+4.61125
24Virgin RacingLucas Di Grassi1:21.577+4.70030
Thursday Practice, June 11, 2010

If todays times are anything to go by Mercedes and Ferrari seemed to have found additional pace. Red Bull is still fast, especially when you consider that they are not using their version of the “F-Duct” which gives Mclaren, maybe Ferrari and Mercedes a top speed advantage but the Red Bull RB6 chassis seems still to be marginally faster over the total circuit.

Qualifying tomorrow will show the picture, but so far the Canadian Grand Prix looks like it is going to be a closely fought race.

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