Formula 1

Rosberg leads as red flags fly in final practice

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Two red flags interupted the running of the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets once again.

The first red flag came when Felipe Nasr crashed heavily as he attempted to put heat in to the tyres. The Brazilian was unharmed in the incident but was taken to the medical centre for precaution as the battered Sauber was taken back to the garage for the mechanics to get started on.

As teams headed back out with 10 minutes to go they looked to simulate a qualifying run.

A late run from Rosberg on super-soft’s saw the German leap to the time sheets while team-mate Lewis Hamilton made a mistake on his first high-speed run.

Unfortunately the session would soon stop again as Jenson Button‘s McLaren Honda expired at Turn 7, bringing out the red flags and signalling the end of the session.

McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso also suffered in the session as he only managed three laps following a late engine change.

Kimi Raikkonen brought home his Ferrari in second place in the interrupted session while Romain Grosjean was third ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the Williams.

Sergio Perez put in a super-soft run to go fifth, while Daniil Kvyat lead the Red Bull efforts in sixth in front of Felipe Massa‘s Williams in seventh.

The top ten was completed by Sebastian Vettel, Carlos Sainz Jr and Pastor Maldonado.

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