Mark Webber, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013

Webber leads shortened final session

2013 Canadian Grand Prix third practice

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Mark Webber, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013Mark Webber set the fastest time in the final practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix.

The start of practice was delayed by half an hour as part of the barrier at turn 11 had to be repaired after it was damaged in the preceding session. When the shortened half-hour session eventually began the drivers had a damp, slippery track to contend with.

Many drivers limited their running until the track had dried sufficiently for slick tyres. Others, such as the Williams and Sauber drivers, took the opportunity to do what running they could.

The track became ready for slick tyres in the final minutes as which point all 22 drivers took to the track at once. The racing line was becoming grippier with every passing lap and the fastest times were set by the last drivers across the finishing line.

Behind Webber came Adrian Sutil, with the other Force India of Paul di Resta also well inside the top ten. Lewis Hamilton was third after almost coming to a stop on the track as he tried to find space to set a quick lap.

Fernando Alonso was a second off Webber’s time in fourth but much the gap was down to the rapidly-improving conditions.

Jenson Button was ninth for McLaren while team mate Sergio Perez ten places further down following a spin. Pastor Maldonado made a mistake at turn three as he did yesterday but this time kept it out of the barriers.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’17.895 7
2 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’18.248 0.353 8
3 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’18.732 0.837 7
4 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’18.977 1.082 10
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’19.131 1.236 6
6 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’19.457 1.562 7
7 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’19.496 1.601 6
8 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’19.750 1.855 9
9 5 Jenson Button McLaren 1’19.790 1.895 9
10 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’20.316 2.421 8
11 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’20.596 2.701 9
12 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’21.035 3.140 12
13 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’21.364 3.469 7
14 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.021 4.126 14
15 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.720 4.825 15
16 18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’23.058 5.163 7
17 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’23.132 5.237 14
18 6 Sergio Perez McLaren 1’23.309 5.414 8
19 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’23.620 5.725 12
20 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’23.652 5.757 9
21 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’24.314 6.419 12
22 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’26.195 8.300 9

Combined practice times

Pos Driver Car FP1 FP2 FP3 Fri/Sat diff Total laps
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’21.308 1’14.818 1’18.977 +4.159 74
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’25.054 1’14.830 1’18.732 +3.902 73
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’21.258 1’15.083 1’20.596 +5.513 70
4 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’23.131 1’15.212 1’17.895 +2.683 69
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’22.402 1’15.249 1’19.457 +4.208 75
6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’23.341 1’15.254 1’19.750 +4.496 65
7 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’23.047 1’15.280 1’19.131 +3.851 73
8 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’23.417 1’15.396 1’18.248 +2.852 70
9 Jenson Button McLaren 1’21.108 1’15.422 1’19.790 +4.368 58
10 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’22.068 1’15.566 1’21.364 +5.798 63
11 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’21.608 1’15.599 1’20.316 +4.717 65
12 Sergio Perez McLaren 1’22.587 1’15.661 1’23.309 +7.648 64
13 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’21.020 1’15.855 1’19.496 +3.641 38
14 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’27.522 1’16.319 1’21.035 +4.716 69
15 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’23.386 1’16.351 1’23.058 +6.707 64
16 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’23.352 1’16.374 1’24.314 +7.94 69
17 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’23.957 1’16.475 1’22.720 +6.245 93
18 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’25.354 1’16.929 1’22.021 +5.092 71
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’29.306 1’17.070 1’26.195 +9.125 58
20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’17.236 1’23.620 +6.384 47
21 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’25.821 1’17.888 1’23.652 +5.764 73
22 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’25.753 1’18.392 1’23.132 +4.74 74
23 Alexander Rossi Caterham-Renault 1’27.143 20

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17 comments on “Webber leads shortened final session”

  1. What did we learn from that? Nothing!

  2. That new bulky nose on the ferrari ruins the whole aesthetics of the car. Still no idea who are the front runners for pole position though.

    1. I can personally guarantee Marussia won’t be one of them…

      1. Never say never :-)

    2. Shreyas Mohanty (@)
      8th June 2013, 16:59

      @aimal : How does it even matter how the car looks? That red monster is the fastest or at worst second fastest on the grid. In any case, the nose looks excellent – way better than last year.

      1. You are right it doesnt really matter that much.We all came to love last years car when it started to perform mid season. its better to be fast than why cant it be both pretty and fast damn it !!!!

    3. @aimalkhan

      Where’s it bulky? From the side it’s a streamlined beauty.

        1. Looks like the car went on an eating binge between Monaco and Canada.

        2. @aimalkhan

          From that Twitter pic it does look horrible, but that’s also from a low angle.

          However it appears there two new noses with the streamed sides.

          Bulky Version
          http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ferr-mass-mont-2013-9.jpg

          Non Bulky Version
          http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ferr-mass-mont-2013-8.jpg

  3. Abhishek koul (@abhishekkoul98gmail-com)
    8th June 2013, 16:23

    If it rains in qualifying again, teams like Fiorce India have a real chance of podium finish.

    1. Shreyas Mohanty (@)
      8th June 2013, 17:03

      @abhishekkoul98gmail-com Would you specify how you reached that conclusion? You seem to forget that there are way better teams – the track being wet doesn’t make FI faster. Don’t support FI mindlessly just cos you are an Indian. I am Indian, and I don’t just blindly support FI because it has the tricolour painted on it. -__-

      1. @shreyasf1fan You need to chill. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and they don’t need to explain themselves. In any case we are all guessing at this point so nobody’s opinion can be absolutely correct.

      2. I don’t see the point of u forcing his opinion. He said what he thinks and even though I agree with u but can’t question his mind just for his passionate opinion.

      3. @shreyasf1fan: And would you specify how you reached the conclusion that jus because @abhishekkoul98gmail-com is an Indian, he is mindlessly supporting Force India “because it has the tricolour painted on it’. Or that anyone supporting Force India is an Indian? Isnt that your mindless observation as the reason why he reckons FI could have chance of podium in these conditions. First, there are many fans who support teams based on the nationality. For ex, you can look at Mozna for the Italian support and Silverstone for British support. So, even if he supports FI coz he is Indian does not mean thats a ‘mindless’ thought. And jus coz you are an Indian who dont support FI does not mean that you are doing the right thing and others wrong. You sound like a disgruntled Kingfisher employee. Second, many here is this site support Marussia and Caterham to score a point. But they need to out-race 8 cars to get that single point. Do we need any specific reason to support a team irrespective of where they stand in the championship or is support reserved only for the top teams and support for the mid feild and lower team has to be only if there is a specific conclusion. Third, Force India could have a genuine chance of podium this race or even this season. They had a good car to challenge the top teams, Sutil is a good, if not great, driver in wet conditions and FI even came close to a podium in the Bahrain GP as well. So, my friend, relax and enjoy the race and support your fav team or driver and let others do the same as well. Nobody would care that you are Indian and dont support Force India.

      4. @shreyasf1fan remember brazil last year? FI could have won IMHO..the fact is wet races are lotteries and even sauber n torro rosso have a chance of a great result!

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