Hamilton moves ahead in final practice

By on Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lewis Hamilton posted the quickest time during the final practice session for the British Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was hit by more gearbox problems.

Hamilton posted a time of 1:32.917 on the Option tyres during the closing stages of the session to improve on his own earlier benchmark on the Prime compound.

Rosberg emerged during the dying stages for one lap on the Option tyres and moved to within 0.552s of Hamilton, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen a couple of tenths back in third.

Sebastian Vettel was fourth fastest for Ferrari, ahead of Toro Rosso duo Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr., who built on their encouraging pace from Friday’s sessions.

Williams pair Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas claimed seventh and eighth, while Daniil Kvyat and Pastor Maldonado rounded out the top 10.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes01:32.9-18
2Nico RosbergMercedes01:33.50.55214
3Kimi RaikkonenFerrari01:33.70.77520
4Sebastian VettelFerrari01:33.91.00117
5Max VerstappenToro Rosso01:34.11.2320
6Carlos SainzToro Rosso01:34.31.36523
7Felipe MassaWilliams01:34.51.58419
8Valtteri BottasWilliams01:34.51.62119
9Daniil KvyatRed Bull01:34.51.62816
10Pastor MaldonadoLotus01:34.71.79125
11Nico HulkenbergForce India01:34.91.96921
12Daniel RicciardoRed Bull01:34.91.97915
13Sergio PerezForce India01:35.12.20422
14Romain GrosjeanLotus01:35.22.32922
15Felipe NasrSauber01:35.62.6719
16Jenson ButtonMcLaren01:35.72.77819
17Marcus EricssonSauber01:35.93.00220
18Fernando AlonsoMcLaren01:36.13.1846
19Will StevensManor01:38.05.07219
20Roberto MerhiManor01:38.35.36818

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