Hamilton retains advantage in final practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP China, Shanghai International Ciruitcn

Lewis Hamilton continued with his perfect Chinese Grand Prix weekend by topping the final practice session, having already set the fastest times during both Friday session. Nico Rosberg was second fastest once again, with Ferrari's Vettel and Raikkonen the closest competitors.

Behind the two leading teams' cars, performance gaps proved very small with Ricciardo in 5th just half a second faster than 14th fastest man, Felipe Nasr.

In general there weren't many surprises or problems during the final session, except for Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard's McLaren came to a halt on track during his first lap and was not seen again in the remaining 50 minutes.


Pos.No.DriverTeamBest TimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:37.61514
26Nico RosbergMercedes1:37.8410.22616
35Sebastian VettelFerrari1:38.3130.69817
47Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1:38.5120.89716
53Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:39.0201.4058
626Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:39.1061.49114
755Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:39.1131.49817
877Valtteri BottasWilliams1:39.2431.62815
933Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:39.2741.65919
108Romain GrosjeanLotus1:39.4051.79014
1119Felipe MassaWilliams1:39.4101.79517
1227Nico HulkenbergForce India1:39.5131.89814
139Marcus EricssonSauber1:39.5591.94418
1412Felipe NasrSauber1:39.5911.97619
1522Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:39.6942.07916
1613Pastor MaldonadoLotus1:39.7662.15116
1711Sergio PerezForce India1:39.7812.16617
1828Will StevensMarussia1:42.9285.31315
1998Roberto MerhiMarussia1:44.9567.3419
2014Fernando AlonsoMcLarenNo time-1