Red Bull 1-2 in final practice at Austin

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F1 Grand Prix, GP USA, Circuit of The Americasus

Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fastest in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. Team mate Daniel Ricciardo was second fastest and on his behalf quicker than Kimi Raikkonen.

The Mercedes followed in 4th and 5th, the result of neither driver setting a hot lap on the fastest supersoft tyres. The Silver Arrows are also unusually late to join the track action, waiting even until after the session was briefly red flagged following Wehrlein's efforts to park his Manor in the gravel trap, 17 minutes into the session.

6th fastest was Sebastian Vettel. The German struggled with a Ferrari that seemed to have a transmission problem, and as such also had limited mileage. He as still fastest than Hulkenberg and Bottas. The McLaren Honda duo led by Jenson Button completed the top 10.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
133Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:36.766-16
23Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:37.032+0.266s19
37Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:37.284+0.518s15
444Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:37.483+0.717s12
56Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:37.784+1.018s10
65Sebastian VettelFerrari1:37.894+1.128s8
727Nico HulkenbergForce India Mercedes1:37.948+1.182s17
877Valtteri BottasWilliams Mercedes1:38.188+1.422s16
922Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:38.212+1.446s14
1014Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:38.452+1.686s13
1111Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes1:38.512+1.746s16
1230Jolyon PalmerRenault1:38.528+1.762s14
1319Felipe MassaWilliams Mercedes1:38.607+1.841s15
1426Daniil KvyatToro Rosso Ferrari1:38.691+1.925s16
1555Carlos SainzToro Rosso Ferrari1:38.710+1.944s6
1621Esteban GutierrezHaas Ferrari1:38.939+2.173s13
178Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:39.097+2.331s13
1820Kevin MagnussenRenault1:39.105+2.339s14
199Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:39.239+2.473s14
2012Felipe NasrSauber Ferrari1:39.509+2.743s14
2131Esteban OconMRT Mercedes1:39.771+3.005s19
2294Pascal WehrleinMRT Mercedes1:41.427+4.661s7