Lewis Hamilton emerged fastest out of the third and final free practice session, only narrowly edging out Sebastian Vettel and yesterday's fastest man, Valtteri Bottas. As rain arrived around 40 minutes into the session, all top times were set before that moment, and only little running was done in the final 15 minutes.
While Raikkonen was a logical fourth to underline the proximity of Ferrari to Mercedes, Nico Hulkenberg surprised to go fifth fastest in his Renault, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, who for the first time this weekend managed to be fastest than Max Verstappen.
The session heated up with Hamilton finally setting the benchmark on the super softs, topping Bottas by 0.074 second. It was just moments later when Vettel jumped in between them, likely thanking part of his progress to a new Ferrari power unit which the Scuderia has brought to Silverstone.
When the rain arrived 20 minutes ahead of the end of the session, it was a late chance to finally try the Pirelli intermediates out on track. Not many were eager, with Vandoorne the only one to quickly go out and get a feel for the wet conditions. When later on he was joined by several others, Daniel Ricciardo and Marcus Ericsson spun at Club.
|1||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG||1:28.063||-||18|
|3||77||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes AMG||1:28.137||+0.074s||20|
|6||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer||1:29.612||+1.549s||15|
|7||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas Ferrari||1:29.819||+1.756s||14|
|8||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer||1:29.904||+1.841s||13|
|9||19||Felipe Massa||Williams Mercedes||1:29.959||+1.896s||19|
|10||2||Stoffel Vandoorne||McLaren Honda||1:30.088||+2.025s||19|
|11||14||Fernando Alonso||McLaren Honda||1:30.138||+2.075s||17|
|12||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India Mercedes||1:30.172||+2.109s||19|
|13||20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas Ferrari||1:30.270||+2.207s||15|
|15||11||Sergio Perez||Force India Mercedes||1:30.416||+2.353s||16|
|16||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1:30.504||+2.441s||20|
|17||55||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1:30.515||+2.452s||19|
|18||94||Pascal Wehrlein||Sauber Ferrari||1:30.621||+2.558s||24|
|19||9||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber Ferrari||1:30.630||+2.567s||24|
|20||18||Lance Stroll||Williams Mercedes||1:31.358||+3.295s||18|