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2014-06-07 18:11

WELL, WELL...: Williams' driver Felipe Massa wedged himself between the dominant Mercedes driving and set the second fastest lap during the final practice in Montreal. Image: AFP/Jim Watson

MONTREAL, Canada - Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice for the 2014 Canadian Formula 1 GP on Saturday as Mercedes set its sights on a seventh straight pole start.

The Briton, a three-times winner on the Gilles Villeneuve circuit, lapped the island track in 1min15.610 on a sunny morning on the St. Lawrence River.

Brazilian Felipe Massa was second quickest for Mercedes-powered Williams to split the two works team cars with F1 championship leader Nico Rosberg clocking the third-best effort.


Mercedes, who have started every race from pole this season and also won them all with the last five ending in one-two formation, again looked dominant with Hamilton 0.476 faster than Massa.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, winner in Canada in 2006, was fourth-fastest while Daniel Ricciardo put Red Bull fifth on the time sheet.

The Australian's team mate and quadruple Drivers' champion Sebastian Vettel, 2013 winner here, was only 10th.

The session was briefly red-flagged after Mexican Esteban Gutierrez spun his Sauber into the wall while several other drivers had trouble on a slippery track.

2014 Canada GP: 3rd free practice

1 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min15.610
2 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1min16.086
3 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min16.120
4 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min16.488
5 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - Renault 1min16.504
6 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1min16.528
7 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 1min16.684
8 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault 1min16.820
9 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Renault 1min16.824
10 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull - Renault 1min16.884
11 Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 1min16.944
12 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 1min16.993
13 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault 1min17.121
14 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1min17.188
15 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Renault 1min17.224
16 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min17.360
17 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari 1min17.900
18 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - Ferrari 1min18.518
19 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari 1min18.525
20 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham - Renault 1min19.865
21 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham - Renault 1min20.227
22 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari 1min22.

First practice session
Second practice session

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