Ferrari ahead in FP3 as Rosberg suffers suspension failure

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Nico Rosberg has become the next victim of Spielberg's hard 'sausage kerbs', ending up in the gravel after his suspension failed due to running over the track-limiting high kerbstones. a suspension failure was unduced after driving too far off the track. Meanwhile, Ferrari were quickest

While Ferrari were on the pace immediately, Mercedes seemed to struggle on the ultrasofts. When Nico Rosberg crashed out at turn 2, due to the suspension failing on the yellow kerbs, they were ranked 19th and 20th.

It was only really when Rosberg's car was recovered, and the session continued with just 12 minutes left that Hamilton put in a competitive time. He first moved up to 4th, and a further improvement on the next lap made him third fastest, little more than 2 tenths down on the pace-setting Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.


15Sebastian VettelFerrari1:07.098-20
27Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:07.234+0.136s26
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:07.308+0.210s20
43Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing Tag Heuer1:07.639+0.541s22
533Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Tag Heuer1:07.761+0.663s22
677Valtteri BottasWilliams Mercedes1:07.814+0.716s23
719Felipe MassaWilliams Mercedes1:07.831+0.733s27
827Nico HulkenbergForce India Mercedes1:08.285+1.187s23
922Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:08.304+1.206s19
1014Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:08.327+1.229s17
1111Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes1:08.442+1.344s26
1221Esteban GutierrezHaas Ferrari1:08.475+1.377s22
1394Pascal WehrleinMrt Mercedes1:08.534+1.436s29
148Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:08.550+1.452s21
1520Kevin MagnussenRenault1:08.569+1.471s31
1626Daniil KvyatToro Rosso Ferrari1:08.786+1.688s32
1730Jolyon PalmerRenault1:08.939+1.841s27
1855Carlos SainzToro Rosso Ferrari1:09.008+1.910s11
1988Rio HaryantoMrt Mercedes1:09.116+2.018s28
209Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:09.137+2.039s25
2112Felipe NasrSauber Ferrari1:09.557+2.459s20
226Nico RosbergMercedes1:10.959+3.861s16