Hamilton stays fastest in final practice

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Lewis Hamilton has put his stamp on the Hungarian GP weekend even before qualifying by topping all three free practice session, including this mornings FP3.

Just like in previous session, Kamui Kobayashi went wide repeatedly at various points on the track, despite claiming to have had one of the best Fridays of running in a long time. However, he was not the only one as Hulkenberg and others had slight mishaps as well.

Lewis Hamilton on the other hand complained about a struggle to stop his car, indicating his brakes did not work as he expects them to work. The Briton commenced the session with a race simulation, lapping more than 2 seconds a lap slower than his teammate who soon topped the standings.

Daniel Ricciardo did top the standings at the halfway mark, but he was soon overcome by Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton 20 minutes before the end of the session.

What followed was 5 minutes of engine silence as all drivers returned to the pits to prepare for some low fuel runs on the soft tyre, specifically targeted to prepare for qualifying.

On the softs, Hamilton again proved fastest, topping his teammate Rosberg in the closing minutes. Sebastian Vettel went third fastest, making it an identical top 3 as in FP2.


144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:24.048-21
26Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:24.0950.04724
31Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:24.4550.40716
43Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:24.6780.63015
577Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:24.6850.63721
614Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:24.7690.72111
77Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:24.8180.77019
820Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:24.8670.81921
925Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:25.1621.11417
1026Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:25.1701.12219
1119Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:25.2311.18318
1222Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:25.4681.42014
1313Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:25.8291.78122
148Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:25.8591.81119
1599Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:25.9341.88621
1621Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:26.0231.97523
1727Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:26.0351.98719
1811Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:26.1422.09417
1910Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1:27.5603.51223
204Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:28.0834.03517
219Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:28.6054.55722
2217Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:28.8214.77314