Hamilton narrowly leads final practice

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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.


144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:22.997-12
26Nico RosbergMercedes1:23.095+0.098s20
35Sebastian VettelFerrari1:23.886+0.889s19
426Daniil KvyatRed Bull1:24.215+1.218s17
555Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:24.326+1.329s22
627Nico HulkenbergForce India1:24.483+1.486s30
733Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:24.678+1.681s22
814Fernando AlonsoMclaren1:24.846+1.849s16
93Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1:24.929+1.932s12
108Romain GrosjeanLotus1:24.941+1.944s22
1113Pastor MaldonadoLotus1:24.953+1.956s16
1219Felipe MassaWilliams1:25.094+2.097s13
1322Jenson ButtonMclaren1:25.229+2.232s16
1477Valtteri BottasWilliams1:25.345+2.348s17
1511Sergio PerezForce India1:25.393+2.396s25
167Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:25.661+2.664s12
1712Felipe NasrSauber1:26.060+3.063s20
189Marcus EricssonSauber1:26.095+3.098s20
1928Will StevensMarussia1:28.757+5.760s19
2098Roberto MerhiMarussia1:28.908+5.911s20