Sebastian Vettel set the pace on Saturday morning in Montreal with a time that was just 0.006 secs ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari. The top 16 cars were all covered by a second. The McLaren of Lewis Hamilton was third ahead of Mark Webber’s Red Bull, Pastor Maldonado’s Williams, Felipe Massa’s Ferrari, Michael Schumacher, Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen. The top 10 was completed by Nico Hulkenberg in his Force India.
The two Saubers were next with Sergio Perez just ahead of Kamui Kobayashi, and then Bruno Senna’s Williams, Jenson Button, still struggling with his McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo’s Toro Rosso and Vitaly Petrov’s Caterham.
Heikki Kovalainen was 18th ahead of Pedro de la Rosa’s HRT, the Marussia of Timo Glock, Narain Karthikeyan’s HRT and Charles Pic in the second Marussia.
At the back were Jean-Eric Vergne, who crashed his Toro Rosso at T1 and Nico Rosberg who suffered a mechanical failure with his Mercedes.