Bottas on top in final practice

By on Saturday, June 21, 2014
Williams F1 Team

Williams F1 Team

Valtteri Bottas set the quickest time for Williams during the final free practice session at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Bottas set a time of 1:09.848 to end the session 0.050s faster than Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton in cool and cloudy conditions at the Red Bull Ring.

Felipe Massa was third fastest, with Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso a surprise fourth.

Nico Rosberg had a couple of offs but ended up in fifth, ahead of Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo.

Kevin Magnussen, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top 10.

Nico Hulkenberg set the 11th quickest time for Force India, ahead of the Lotus of Pastor Maldonado.

Jean-Eric Vergne was 13th, ahead of Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez. The Force India driver twice ran wide at the final corner and got some air in his VJM07.

Adrian Sutil led Sauber team-mate Esteban Gutierrez, with Jules Bianchi not far behind.

Kamui Kobayashi spun exiting the final corner late in the session and ended up in 19th, with Caterham team-mate Marcus Ericsson in 20th.

Max Chilton and Jenson Button rounded out the runners after being unable to set a time on option tyres due to mechanical issues. Button's session ended after half an hour due to brake problems.

PositionNumberDriverTeamTimeGap
177Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:09.848
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:09.8980.050
319Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:09.9010.053
426Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:09.9270.079
56Nico RosbergMercedes1:09.9990.151
614Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:10.0540.206
73Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:10.3920.544
820Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:10.4490.601
97Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:10.4880.640
101Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:10.5620.714
1127Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:10.6830.835
1213Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:10.7760.928
1325Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:11.0431.195
148Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:11.1031.255
1511Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:11.2351.387
1699Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:11.2941.446
1721Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:11.5581.710
1817Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:11.8482.000
1910Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1:12.3202.472
209Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:12.8923.044
214Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:12.9153.067
2222Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:14.2374.389

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