Hamilton fastest during FP3

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During the third and final free practice session of the Australian Grand Prix, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton was the fastest man on track. The Briton was followed by Lotus F1's Romain Grosjean and Red Bull's Mark Webber. The teams now prepare for the first qualifying session of the 2012 season.

During the session, several drivers ended up in the gravel trap. Michael Schumacher was one of them. A bit earlier on in the session, Sebastian VEttel also outbraked himself and spun into the gravel, meaning he wouldn't run anymore on the softer tyre.


1.Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1m25.681s18
2.Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1m25.758s+ 0.07721
3.Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1m25.900s+ 0.21920
4.Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1m25.906s+ 0.22517
5.Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1m25.929s+ 0.24823
6.Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG1m26.078s+ 0.39714
7.Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1m26.211s+ 0.53012
8.Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1m26.470s+ 0.78917
9.Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1m26.632s+ 0.95120
10.Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1m26.723s+ 1.04217
11.Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1m26.733s+ 1.05215
12.Kimi RaikkonenLotus-Renault1m26.737s+ 1.05619
13.Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1m26.755s+ 1.07421
14.Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1m27.029s+ 1.34823
15.Bruno SennaWilliams-Renault1m27.119s+ 1.43820
16.Fernando AlonsoFerrari1m27.323s+ 1.64219
17.Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1m27.428s+ 1.74722
18.Felipe MassaFerrari1m28.023s+ 2.34219
19.Heikki KovalainenCaterham-Renault1m28.341s+ 2.66019
20.Vitaly PetrovCaterham-Renault1m28.702s+ 3.02111
21.Timo GlockMarussia-Cosworth1m30.728s+ 5.04713
22.Charles PicMarussia-Cosworth1m31.225s+ 5.54414
23.Pedro de la RosaHRT-Cosworth1m33.114s+ 7.43312
24.Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1m33.261s+ 7.58013