Vettel Leads The Way In FP3
Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was the pace setter in the final practice ahead of qualifying for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The German set a fastest time of 01:07.948s.
World champion Lewis Hamilton was second fastest despite suffering an issue with his W09 which saw smoke burping out of the back of the car in the garage.
Hamilton managed to get back on track and ended the morning 0.217s behind Vettel.
Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes was third fastest just ahead of fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari.
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were fifth and sixth fastest respectively just ahead of the Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean.
Pierre Gasly was ninth fastest for Toro Rosso just ahead of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s Charles Leclerc who rounded out the top ten.
The Renault Sport F1 Team’s Nico Hulkenberg was 11th just ahead of the Racing Point Force India F1 Team’s Esteban Ocon.
Marcus Ericsson was 13th in the second Sauber just ahead of Carlos Sainz.
Sergey Sirotkin was 15th fastest just ahead of Toro Rosso’s Brendan Hartley and his Williams Martini Racing team mate Lance Stroll.
Fernando Alonso was 18th fastest for the McLaren Renault team. Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez was 19th while Stoffel Vandoorne rounded out the order in 20th place.