Ferrari fights back with a 1-2 in P3

 

A strong practise session 3 for Ferrari saw them top the sheets with a 1-2, led by Sebastian Vettel. 

The duo set the pace, finishing the session just shy of half a second from the Mercedes pairing, with Vettel finishing the session on a 1:31.683 on the supersoft tyre. Raikkonen, also fitted with the supersofts, was 0.04s off his teammate, continuing his strong Friday pace.

For the third session in a row, Rosberg led the Mercedes pairing home, albeit in third place this time around on a 1:32:104 . Hamilton was then comfortably ahead of Bottas in 5th and another strong session for Romain Grosjean in 6th.

Kyvat slotted the Red Bull Racing into 7th, .2 ahead of the second Haas of Esteban Gutierrez. Felipe Massa and Daniel Ricciardo rounded out the top 10 on a 1:34:519, leaving a gap of 1.836 seconds between 1st and 10th in the third session.

Farther down the field it Sauber and Renault ruined the synchronised team finishes, with the teammates from Mclaren, Toro Rosso, Force India and Manor all running in pairs on the final time sheets. P3 was another strong finish for Vandoorne on his debut, finishing only 0.040 behind teammate Jenson Button.

POS. NO. DRIVER TEAM TIME GAP LAPS
1 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL FERRARI 1:31.683 22
2 7 KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN FERRARI 1:31.723 +0.040s 13
3 6 NICO ROSBERG MERCEDES 1:32.104 +0.421s 18
4 44 LEWIS HAMILTON MERCEDES 1:32.160 +0.477s 14
5 77 VALTTERI BOTTAS WILLIAMS 1:32.675 +0.992s 18
6 8 ROMAIN GROSJEAN HAAS 1:33.082 +1.399s 14
7 26 DANIIL KVYAT RED BULL RACING 1:33.113 +1.430s 10
8 21 ESTEBAN GUTIERREZ HAAS 1:33.337 +1.654s 14
9 19 FELIPE MASSA WILLIAMS 1:33.363 +1.680s 18
10 3 DANIEL RICCIARDO RED BULL RACING 1:33.519 +1.836s 20
11 9 MARCUS ERICSSON SAUBER 1:33.569 +1.886s 16
12 20 KEVIN MAGNUSSEN RENAULT 1:33.617 +1.934s 9
13 22 JENSON BUTTON MCLAREN 1:33.704 +2.021s 12
14 47 STOFFEL VANDOORNE MCLAREN 1:33.744 +2.061s 11
15 33 MAX VERSTAPPEN TORO ROSSO 1:33.778 +2.095s 20
16 55 CARLOS SAINZ TORO ROSSO 1:34.003 +2.320s 20
17 12 FELIPE NASR SAUBER 1:34.013 +2.330s 15
18 27 NICO HULKENBERG FORCE INDIA 1:34.128 +2.445s 16
19 11 SERGIO PEREZ FORCE INDIA 1:34.281 +2.598s 15
20 30 JOLYON PALMER RENAULT 1:34.424 +2.741s 9
21 88 RIO HARYANTO MANOR 1:35.546 +3.863s 15
22 94 PASCAL WEHRLEIN MANOR 1:35.724 +4.041s 16

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