Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted the quickest time in second practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel closed in within two tenths of the Englishman.
30 minutes into the session, Mercedes bolted on a set of ultrasoft tyres of Hamilton’s W07 Hybrid, with the 31-year old immediately going on top with a time of 1:14.212.
Hamilton’s time demoted Rosberg to second place who then found himself in third place, as Vettel separated the two Mercedes drivers.
While the top three drivers were covered by half a second, Max Verstappen finished almost a second adrift in fourth place, with Red Bull teammate following closely behind in fifth.
Sixth in the session was Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, with Jenson Button finished an impressive seventh after a difficult first practice session. The McLaren driver was detained in the garage for much of FP1 after an oil leak, forcing the team to revert to an older engine.
Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen finished well down in eighth place, with Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz completing the top-10.
Fernando Alonso was 11th in the session, while Monaco-podium finisher Sergio Perez was classified in 12th place.
Like FP1, several drivers went off at the final chicane, including both Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
by Rachit Thukral