Hamilton dominant in final practice at Austin

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F1 Grand Prix, GP United States, Circuit of The Americasus

Having topped both Friday sessions, Lewis Hamilton continued to display his dominance, now lapping the Circuit Of the Americas more than 8 tenths faster than his team mate who was second fastest.

Williams was the second fastest team, having its cars in third and fourth positions, ahead of Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo.

At the very back, Sebastian Vettel continued to lap slowly, similar to what was seen during FP2. The outgoing World Champion is likely running his engine in a very conservative mode during practice to ensure reliable running for the remainder of the season. The use of a sixth Renault engine however will see him start from the pitlane for tomorrow's race, no matter what position he will qualify on.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:37.107-13
26Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:37.9900.88315
319Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:38.2141.10719
477Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:38.4371.33020
514Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:38.7271.62013
63Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:38.9271.82016
727Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:38.9601.85320
899Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:39.0001.89322
97Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:39.1432.03617
1022Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:39.2412.13422
1120Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:39.3352.22819
1213Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:39.4482.34118
138Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:39.5612.45421
1411Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:39.5822.47521
1526Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:39.6882.58119
1621Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:40.2083.10122
1725Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:41.4434.33612
181Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:43.7656.65825