Rosberg pips Hamilton in third practice

By on Saturday, March 29, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg edged out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton during the final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Rosberg's time was over a second faster than the best managed by the quickest non-Mercedes machine

Kimi Raikkonen was third for Ferrari, with reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel in fourth.

Nico Hulkenberg put his Force India into the top five, ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez rounded out the top 10.

Lotus completed an improved amount of running, although Romain Grosjean expressed his frustration regarding the rear of the E22.

McLaren endured a difficult time as neither Jenson Button nor Kevin Magnussen was able to set a competitive lap time.

Qualifying begins at 16:00 local time (08:00 GMT).

16Nico RosbergMercedes1:39.00813
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:39.2400.23213
37Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:40.1561.14813
41Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:40.3871.37914
527Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:40.5231.51515
63Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:40.6861.67814
714Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:40.7361.72814
819Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:40.7811.77320
977Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:40.8911.88320
1011Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:41.0292.02115
1126Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:41.1822.17418
1225Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:41.4412.43318
1399Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:41.5522.54415
1421Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:42.0413.03317
158Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:42.7493.74116
1613Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:43.5394.53120
174Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:43.9774.96916
1817Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:44.1705.16218
199Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:44.4575.44912
2010Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1:46.0157.0077
2122Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes2:05.55526.5474
2220Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-MercedesNo time5

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