Ferrari continues to set the pace in FP3

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Russia, Sochi International Street Circuitru

One day later, and on the back of Friday's two 90-minute free practice sessions, the third free practice saw Ferrari continue to be fastest, with Sebastian Vettel once again the fastest man for the scarlet team. Kimi Raikkonen was slightly more than 3 tenths down on his teammate, and only narrowly edged out Valtteri Bottas.

Lewis Hamilton was fourth fastest, a further 2 tenths down.

The leading four are however considerably ahead of the rest of the field, with fifth fastest Max Verstappen almost 1.5 seconds down on the pace setter. Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo were the only others to stay within two second of Vettel.

Jolyon Palmer meanwhile hit technical trouble on his Renault R.S.17 and failed to set a time.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
15Sebastian VettelFerrari1:34.001-17
27Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:34.338+0.337s16
377Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:34.364+0.363s20
444Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:34.542+0.541s19
533Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:35.452+1.451s21
619Felipe MassaWilliams Mercedes1:35.471+1.470s17
727Nico HulkenbergRenault1:35.662+1.661s15
83Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:35.830+1.829s24
955Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:36.164+2.163s20
1020Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:36.556+2.555s19
1118Lance StrollWilliams Mercedes1:36.649+2.648s19
1231Esteban OconForce India Mercedes1:36.676+2.675s22
1326Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:36.846+2.845s18
1414Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:36.869+2.868s12
1511Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes1:36.962+2.961s21
168Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:37.164+3.163s20
172Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:37.182+3.181s15
189Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:37.503+3.502s21
1994Pascal WehrleinSauber Ferrari1:37.657+3.656s17
2030Jolyon PalmerRenault--4