FP1: Di Resta tops wet Canadian practice
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|7 June 2013 by TF1T Staff | M||Tweet
Paul di Resta was the man to beat on Friday morning in Canada as he put his Force India at the head of the times - though he benefited from a late yellow flag.
The Scot set his best time on the medum tyre ahead of Jenson Button who was under a tenth slower, as the wet circuit played to McLaren's few strengths.
It took 15-minutes for a car to venture out, with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez braving the conditions. He finished a lowly 15th quickest, but ahead of his experienced team-mate.
Pastor Maldonado - always one to entertain - went off with 10 minutes left, crashing his Williams into the turn four barrier, which brought out the yellow flag and then the checkered just minutes later.
FP1 Times - 2013 Canadian Grand Prix:
|01.||P. di Resta||Force India||1:21.020||10|
|06.||D. Ricciardo||Toro Rosso||1:22.068||+1.048||18|
|09.||S. Vettel||Red Bull||1:23.047||+2.027||26|
|10.||M. Webber||Red Bull||1:23.131||+2.111||16|
|13.||J-E. Vergne||Toro Rosso||1:23.386||+2.366||19|
|14.||A. Sutil||Force India||1:23.417||+2.397||19|
|18.||G. van der Garde||Caterham||1:25.753||+4.733||21|