Hamilton on top in FP3 at Silverstone as Rosberg suffers another gearbox issue

CJD-BKIWUAA8172Lewis Hamilton closed out practice for the British Grand Prix as the fastest driver after topping the timesheets on Saturday morning at Silverstone.

The Briton posted a fastest lap of 1:32.917 in the final stages of FP3 to give himself an advantage of six-tenths of a second over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in second place.

Rosberg was sidelined for most of the second half of the session by another gearbox problem, having already missed some running during first practice on Friday due to a similar issue.

However, he was able to head back out on track in the final three minutes of the session, posting a lap time good enough for second place, albeit half a second down on Hamilton at the front.

It was Ferrari who once again emerged as Mercedes’ closest challenger in FP3 as Raikkonen and teammate Sebastian Vettel finished third and fourth respectively.

British Grand Prix Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:32.917 Leader Leader 18
2 6 Nico Roseberg 1:33.469 -0.552 -0.552 14
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:33.692 -0.775 -0.223 20
4 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:33.918 -1.001 -0.226 17
5 33 Max Verstappen 1:34.147 -1.230 -0.229 20
6 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:34.282 -1.365 -0.135 23
7 19 Felipe Massa 1:34.501 -1.584 -0.219 19
8 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:34.538 -1.621 -0.037 19
9 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:34.545 -1.628 -0.007 16
10 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:34.708 -1.791 -0.163 25
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:34.886 -1.969 -0.178 21
12 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:34.896 -1.979 -0.010 15
13 11 Sergio Perez 1:35.121 -2.204 -0.225 22
14 8 Romain Grojean 1:35.246 -2.329 -0.125 22
15 12 Felipe Nasr 1:35.587 -2.670 -0.341 19
16 22 Jenson Button 1:35.695 -2.778 -0.108 19
17 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:35.919 -3.002 -0.224 20
18 14 Fernando Alonso 1:36.101 -3.184 -0.182 6
19 28 Will Stevens 1:37.989 -5.072 -1.888 19
20 98 Roberto Merhi 1:38.285 -5.368 -0.296 18

 

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