Hamilton finishes final practice for Monaco GP on top

F1 Grand Prix of Monaco - QualifyingSo, another session down and another timesheet-topping performance from Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton has finished fastest in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix later today.

The British driver is chasing a fifth straight win this weekend, and his practice form suggests that he has every chance of doing exactly that after finishing ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Nico Rosberg on Saturday morning in Monaco.

But Ricciardo was very close behind and faster than Rosberg’s Silver Arrow.

Vettel and the Ferraris were next up, follered by the Force Indias.

After a rain-hit second practice on Thursday, this morning’s session will be hugely important for the teams and drivers as they bid to set up their cars for this afternoon’s all-important qualifying session.

It will be interesting to see wheather anyone can halt Mercedes’ dominance this weekend. On a track where horsepower is less important, the Renault- and Ferrari-powered teams are certainly more confident of providing an upset here than at any other track we’ve visited so far.

Big moment for Hamilton at Tabac. He gets an armful of oversteer and just manages to keep his Mercedes out of the barriers. Hamilton was fighting the handling of his car through most of the practice session.

Ericsson and Vergne both had troubles at Turn 1, Ste Devote. Both drivers were able to return without any problems.

Vergne had another moment at Mirabeau. No damage and was able to rejoin.

Clearly the Frenchman has some braking issues.

Any accident in this session would be hugely damaging and could potentially rule a car out of qualifying.

GRAND PRIX DE MONACO Practice 3 Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Laps
1 44 L. Hamiton 1:16.758 Leader 27
2 3 D. Ricciardo 1:16.808 -0.050 26
3 6 N. Roseberg 1:16.874 -0.116 24
4 1 S. Vettel 1:17.184 -0.426 23
5 14 F. Alonso 1:17.428 -0.670 22
6 7 K. Raikkonen 1:17.448 -0.690 24
7 11 S. Perez 1:17.725 -0.967 23
8 27 N. Hulkenberg 1:18.074 -1.316 21
9 25 J. Vergne 1:18.136 -1.378 19
10 26 D. Kvyat 1:18.166 -1.408 26
11 20 K. Magnussen 1:18.249 -1.491 28
12 22 J. Button 1:18.262 -1.504 21
13 77 V. Bottas 1:18.430 -1.672 30
14 19 F. Massa 1:18.542 -1.784 30
15 99 A. Sutil 1:18.598 -1.840 24
16 8 R. Grojean 1:18.776 -2.018 26
17 17 J. Bianchi 1:18.872 -2.114 23
18 13 P. Maldonado 1:19.118 -2.360 28
19 21 E. Gutierrez 1:19.149 -2.391 27
20 10 K. Kobayashi 1:20.271 -3.513 31
21 4 M. Chilton 1:20.394 -3.636 25
22 9 M. Ericsson 1:20.589 -3.831 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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