Vettel tops final practice session

By on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Scuderia Ferrari

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  Ferrari 01:23.380    
2.  V. Bottas Mercedes                         01:23.859    
3.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:23.870    
4.  K. Raikkonen Ferrari 01:23.988    
5.  N. Hulkenberg              Renault 01:25.063    
6.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:25.092    
7.  R. Grosjean Haas 01:25.581    
8.  C. Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 01:25.948    
9.  D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 01:26.049    
10.  K. Magnussen Haas 01:26.138    
11.  F. Massa Williams 01:26.237    
12.  M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:26.269    
13.  S. Perez Force India 01:26.457    
14.  F. Alonso McLaren 01:26.556    
15.  S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:26.699    
16.  E. Ocon Force India 01:27.103    
17.  L. Stroll Williams 01:27.327    
18.  M. Ericsson Sauber 01:27.402    
19.  J. Palmer Renault 01:28.320    
20.  A. Giovinazzi Sauber 01:28.583  

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