Lewis Hamilton continued to top the timesheets of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. This time he proved less than a tenth quicker than the second Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.
It turned out to be a fairly eventful session with many drivers seen going off track. Hamilton notably badly locked up his right front when braking for turn one, surely a set of medium tyres ruined there.
At various moments in the one hour session, Vettel, Sainz and Raikkonen were also seen off the track, even though only running through tarmac run-off areas before rejoining the track without damage.
Optimisim sprung from the McLaren and Lotus garages, with McLaren continuing their promising improvements from Friday while Lotus managed to adjust their cars after a dismal Friday of running. Button though didn't prove as handy in his McLaren as Alonso did, with the Brit complaining of the total lack of rear grip, in stark contrast to the car's behaviour on Friday.
There was even less optimisim for Daniel Ricciardo who ended the session with a disappointing 1:24.929, good enough only for 9th, behind Alonso's McLaren. Williams were even worse off, posting 12th and 14th fastest times in the session, even though having been positive about their chances after yesterday's two practice sessions.
|4||26||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull||1:24.215||+1.218s||17|
|5||55||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1:24.326||+1.329s||22|
|6||27||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||1:24.483||+1.486s||30|
|7||33||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso||1:24.678||+1.681s||22|
|9||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1:24.929||+1.932s||12|
|15||11||Sergio Perez||Force India||1:25.393||+2.396s||25|