Ferrari speedy Fernando Alonso took fastest all ahead of Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg during Friday morning’s opening free practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, the Spaniard goes quickest with a 1:17.238, a few thousandths quicker than Hamilton.
Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel, their nearest challenger, was eight tenths further back in fourth.
“There is a big difference between the behaviour of the two Ferraris on the track. BBC F1 analyst Allan McNish explained via BBC.
“Raikkonen doesn’t seem to be very confident on the brakes. The car is doing two or three different things as if it’s on and off into the apex. Alonso is a little more composed and more confident with the car.
“But the two cars are running in different specifications. There is a new floor and Alonso is running it in the first session and then Raikkonen will back-to-back it in the second.”… more to follow