FP3: Leclerc tops wet final practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Germany, Hockenheimringde

Sauber F1 driver Charles Leclerc ended up fastest in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the German Grand Prix. The rain-hit session saw Leclerc go half a second faster than his team mate, while most protagonists opted not to complete a timed lap.

With the available number of wet weather tyres limited, and the risk of a crash so close to qualifying too big, more than half of the field limited their running to one or two installation laps, before sitting out the rest of the session.

Along with Sauber it was Toro Rosso, Williams and Ferrari who sent their drivers out for some timed laps. Nico Hulkenberg briefly tried the intermediate tyres before going back to the pits too and stay safe ahead of qualifying.

So, in the end, a hardly exciting 60 minute session, with everybody already focusing on qualifying at 15:00 local time.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
116Charles LeclercSauber Ferrari1:34.577-8
29Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:35.000+0.423s9
335Sergey SirotkinWilliams Mercedes1:35.334+0.757s9
45Sebastian VettelFerrari1:35.573+0.996s5
510Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:35.659+1.082s6
628Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:36.151+1.574s6
727Nico HulkenbergRenault1:36.873+2.296s4
87Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:37.755+3.178s4
918Lance StrollWilliams Mercedes1:38.393+3.816s7
108Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari--2
1120Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari--2
1233Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer--1
1314Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Renault--1
142Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Renault--2
153Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer--1
1655Carlos SainzRenault--2
1777Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG--2
1831Esteban OconForce India Mercedes--2
1911Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes--1
2044Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG--2