Hamilton and Rosberg 1-2 in 2nd Canadian GP practice

Still sandbagging, the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were 1-2 in the 2nd practice for the Canadian GP in Montreal.

Sebastian Vettel was a close third in the Red Bull Renault while his teammate Daniel Ricciardo could only manage the 12th quickest time after his Red Bull lemon experienced gear change issues. For once Vettel's lemon did not break down too many times on him and he showed his stuff 3/10ths of a second behind the Mercedes of Rosberg.

The Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso rounded out the top-5.

The session saw a number of drivers spin, go off into the grass, or cut the chicane. At the end it none of it really mattered. Mercedes will win on Sunday in a parade and the rest will go home knowing they have not got a chance. They should all start working on their 2015 cars and forget about 2014. They are wasting their time if they do.

"It was a bit of a shame to lose some laps; we had something with the gearbox, but fortunately we got it checked and went out again," said Vettel speaking about his lemon. "It meant that we were maybe a bit off the rhythm compared to some of the others, but it seemed to be alright and we still got some good laps completed. I think there’s still a lot if improvement we can do, the Mercedes is very quick, but it was okay as a start to the weekend."

Results

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Behind Laps
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m16.118s +0.000s 42
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m16.293s +0.175s 39
3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m16.573s +0.455s 26
4. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m16.648s +0.530s 31
5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m16.701s +0.583s 27
6. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m16.774s +0.656s 37
7. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m16.893s +0.775s 37
8. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m17.052s +0.934s 42
9. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m17.059s +0.941s 38
10. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m17.180s +1.062s 40
11. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m17.626s +1.508s 28
12. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m17.644s +1.526s 36
13. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m17.712s +1.594s 35
14. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m17.819s +1.701s 33
15. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1m17.868s +1.750s 27
16. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m17.964s +1.846s 47
17. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m18.340s +2.222s 43
18. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m18.693s +2.575s 34
19. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m18.732s +2.614s 9
20. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1m20.244s +4.126s 38
21. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m22.418s +6.300s 13
22. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m32.127s +16.009s 3

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