FP1: Di Resta tops wet Canadian practice

Friday 07th June 2013, 19:47 by TF1T Staff 

Sahara Force India F1 Team

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:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01. P. di Resta Force India 1:21.020   10
02. J. Button McLaren 1:21.108 +0.088 20
03. R. Grosjean Lotus 1:21.258 +0.238 21
04. F. Alonso Ferrari 1:21.308 +0.288 16
05. K. Raikkonen Lotus 1:21.608 +0.588 22
06. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:22.068 +1.048 18
07. N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.402 +1.382 22
08. S. Perez McLaren 1:22.587 +1.567 17
09. S. Vettel Red Bull 1:23.047 +2.027 26
10. M. Webber Red Bull 1:23.131 +2.111 16
11. F. Massa Ferrari 1:23.341 +2.321 13
12. V. Bottas Williams 1:23.352 +2.332 17
13. J-E. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:23.386 +2.366 19
14. A. Sutil Force India 1:23.417 +2.397 19
15. E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:23.957 +2.937 33
16. L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.054 +4.034 21
17. N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:25.354 +4.334 22
18. G. van der Garde Caterham 1:25.753 +4.733 21
19. M. Chilton Marussia 1:25.821 +4.801 19
20. A. Rossi Caterham 1:27.143 +6.123 20
21. P. Maldonado Williams 1:27.522 +6.502 11
22. J. Bianchi Marussia 1:29.306 +8.286 8

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