Hamilton moves ahead in second practice
6 June 2014 – Lewis Hamilton topped second practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday afternoon, posting a time of 1:16.118 to pip Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel finished third.
Although rain drops preceded the second outing at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, weather conditions gradually improved, with clear blue skies breaking through the clouds before the chequered flag dropped.
Following Fernando Alonso's pace-setting performance this morning, Hamilton and Rosberg returned to familiar ground, squabbling over the top spot on their respective Soft- and Super Soft-tyre runs.
It was ultimately Hamilton who finished ahead, edging out an advantage of 0.175 seconds on his best Option lap.
Vettel ended his day just under three tenths adrift of Rosberg, with the Ferraris of Kimi Räikkönen and Fernando Alonso in close company. Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were the last to break into the 1m16s.
Kevin Magnussen – fortunate to avoid a penalty after Adrian Sutil narrowly avoided his slow-moving car at the final chicane – took eighth, in front of McLaren team-mate Jenson Button and Toro Rosso's Jean-Éric Vergne.
Daniel Ricciardo, who was handed his first reprimand of the season following a pit lane incident in the opening session, finished the day down in 12th position, having been unable to get the best out of his Super Soft tyres.
Caterham's Marcus Ericsson ended his session at the half-hour mark when he ran straight on at Turn 3, while Toro Rosso's Daniel Kvyat and Marussia's Jules Bianchi were restricted to few laps amid technical problems.
Saturday's final practice session in Montreal gets underway at 10am local time (GMT -4)