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Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Vettel tops final practice session

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time in the third practice session on Saturday, whose fast lap of 1:23.380 was .479 of a second better than his nearest pursuer, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas. Vettel broke the all-time lap record at the Albert Park Circuit in the process, bettering it by .149 of a second. It was Vettel who held the previous record – a 1:23.529 set during qualifying in 2011 when he was with Red Bull.  Third free practice results: 1.        S. Vettel  […]

Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Wehrlein to miss the Australian GP

The Sauber F1 Team has confirmed that Pascal Wehrlein will not race in the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday and will be replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi.  Wehrlein, who crashed during the Race of Champions event at beginningof the year, does not feel fit enough for a complete race distance due to his training deficit. As of FP3, Antonio Giovinazzi will take over the Sauber C36-Ferrari for the rest of the Australian Grand Prix weekend. “My fitness level is not as it should be for a full race […]

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Raikkonen tops FP3 as Verstappen hits trouble

Kimi Raikkonen out-paced Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel to top the timings in the third and final practice session ahead of the Belgian GP, but there were problems for Friday pace-setter Max Verstappen. Raikkonen clocked a 1:47.974 to finish two tenths faster than Ricciardo, with Vettel a tenth a further back in third and Nico Rosberg well off the pace in seventh, although it is suspected that Mercedes were running with more fuel on board. Valtteri Bottas was an encouraging fourth for Williams, […]

Posted on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hamilton stays ahead at drying Monza

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton topped a wet/dry final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Overnight rain drenched the circuit and there was minimal running for the first half of the session, as only a handful of drivers ventured out on Intermediate tyres. Once the circuit dried there was frantic activity and Hamilton clocked a 1:24.544 to finish 0.264s clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Nico Rosberg was close behind in third, while Williams collected fourth and fifth cortes of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe […]

Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2015

Vettel fastest prior to rain in Austria

Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time during the final practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix before predicted rain swept in at the Red Bull Ring. Vettel posted a time of 1:09.994 to edge out Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton by just 0.017s, having clocked their best laps on the Prime tyres. The drivers were set to complete runs on the Option tyres but Fernando Alonso stopped out on track with a transmission issue, bringing out the red flag. Both Ferrari and Mercedes drivers lined up […]

Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hamilton moves ahead in third practice

World Champion Lewis Hamilton posted the quickest time during the third practice session ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton registered a 1:34.599 to eclipse Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by 0.069s during a session which took place in day time at Sakhir, compared to qualifying and the race, which will take place under the floodlights. Nico Rosberg was third fastest for Mercedes and Kimi Räikkönen recorded the fourth best time to ensure that Mercedes and Ferrari remain at the top of the times. Valtteri Bottas was […]

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014

As it happened: Saturday practice and qualifying

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Posted on Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hamilton stays on top in third session

Lewis Hamilton continued his domination of the United States Grand Prix weekend as he set the fastest time in the third practice session at the Circuit of the Americas. Hamilton’s time of 1:37.107 was eight-tenths of a second faster than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who suffered from a glazed brake earlier in the session. Hamilton also had a few minor issues as he spun under braking for Turn 12 towards the end of his run on Prime tyres. Williams endured a promising hour as Felipe […]

Posted on Saturday, November 1, 2014

As it happened: United States GP qualifying

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Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hamilton takes control in final practice

Lewis Hamilton set a commanding pace during the final practice session for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Hamilton’s time of 1:38.726 was comfortably faster than his nearest rivals, although the Brit spun at the penultimate corner when he was on course to beat his own lap. Hamilton thus missed the final few minutes of the session as he destroyed his tyres and at that moment he held an advantage of almost a second. Nearest rivals Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas subsequently […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alonso tops final Singapore session

Fernando Alonso set the fastest time during the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Alonso’s time of 1:47.299 was 0.051s clear of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, while Nico Rosberg – who led the way during early running on Prime tyres – was third. Jean-Éric Vergne put in a late lap to claim fourth position, with reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel in fifth place. Lewis Hamilton had a scruffy session as he suffered a half-spin and ran wide on his hot […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

As it happened: Singapore GP qualifying

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