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Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Ile Notre Dame, Montreal, 6-8 June

Canadian Grand Prix
Dates: 6-8 June Coverage: Radio 5 Live and BBC Sport website

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton handled the wet conditions superbly

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's second free practice session for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

The Briton, who won the Grand Prix last year, set a lap of one minute 15.752 seconds, edging out BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica by 0.271s in wet conditions.

Kimi Raikkonen, second to Hamilton in the drivers' championship, was third fastest for Ferrari, while Finn Heikki Kovalainen was fourth for McLaren.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa finished in fifth place ahead of Nick Heidfeld.

Overnight rain made for wet track conditions at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on an overcast day in Montreal, but Hamilton was able to get close to his pole-winning time of one minute 15.707secs set last June.


The 23-year-old, who claimed his first Grand Prix win in Montreal last year, lapped fastest with his final effort of the day.

Several drivers spun off the track in the opening stages, including Honda's Jenson Button, Toyota's Jarno Trulli and Renault pair Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet.

Massa, who was fastest in the morning's first practice session, did not participate in the last 15 minutes of the session due to a technical problem with his car.

First free practice times for the Canadian Grand Prix:

1. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1min 17.553secs
2. Robert Kubica (Poland) BMW Sauber 1:17.809
3. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) McLaren 1:18.133
4. Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 1:18.182
5. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1:18.292
6. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:18.303
7. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1:18.712
8. David Coulthard (Britain) Red Bull 1:18.809
9. Kazuki Nakajima (Japan) Williams 1:18.971
10. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Renault 1:19.005
11. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams 1:19.093
12. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Toro Rosso 1:19.228
13. Timo Glock (Germany) Toyota 1:19.346
14. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Toyota 1:19.568
15. Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) Force India 1:19.815
16. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 1:19.888
17. Nelson Piquet (Brazil) Renault 1:20.091
18. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Honda 1:20.173
19. Sebastien Bourdais (France) Toro Rosso 1:20.541
20. Jenson Button (Britain) Honda 1:21.542

Second free practice times for the Canadian Grand Prix:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1min 15.752secs
2. Robert Kubica (Poland) BMW Sauber 1:16.023
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1:16.093
4. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) McLaren 1:16.331
5. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:16.413
6. Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 1:16.589
7. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull - Renault 1:16.604
8. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams - Toyota 1:16.767
9. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Toro Rosso - Ferrari 1:17.019
10. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Toyota 1:17.068
11. Kazuki Nakajima (Japan) Williams - Toyota 1:17.242
12. David Coulthard (Britain) RedBull - Renault 1:17.334
13. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Honda 1:17.462
14. Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) Force India - Ferrari 1:17.508
15. Timo Glock (Germany) Toyota 1:17.549
16. Sebastien Bourdais (France) Toro Rosso - Ferrari 1:17.559
17. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Renault 1:17.644
18. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India - Ferrari 1:17.813
19. Jenson Button (Britain) Honda 1:17.842
20. Nelson Piquet (Brazil) Renault 1:18.076

see also
Montreal will be tough - Nakajima
05 Jun 08 |  Formula One
Alonso keen for Montreal success
04 Jun 08 |  Formula One
Hamilton hails 'career highlight'
26 May 08 |  Formula One

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