Hamilton fastest in practice for Canadian GP

Hamilton fastest in practice for Canadian GP

Published Jun. 10, 2016 4:47 p.m. ET

MONTREAL (AP) Lewis Hamilton was the fastest in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday.

Hamilton was fastest in the morning with a best-lap time of 1 minute, 14.755 seconds over the 2.71-mile (4.36-km) road course. In the afternoon, his best lap came in at 1:14.212.

Second in the morning was championship leader Nico Rosberg, 0.331 seconds slower than his Mercedes teammate. In the afternoon, Ferrari's Sebastien Vettel was second-fastest, 0.257 seconds behind Hamilton.

Williams' Felipe Massa hit a barrier in Turn 1 and finished only seven laps in the morning, fewest of any driver. He was back out in the afternoon and in the middle of the pack.

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Rosberg is first in the standings with 106 points, but Hamilton closed the gap with a win at Monaco in the last race.

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