FP3: Vettel top as Mercedes find some pace

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Sebastian Vettel was once again the fastest man around the Hungaroring when FP3 came to an end. The 60 minutes of running saw Mercedes recover from their lack of performance on Friday whereas Red Bull Racing dropped down the pecking order.

Valtteri Bottas ended up a close second, leaving the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen behind him.

Both Mercedes drivers continued to have some trouble with their W09 cars, with both spinning off at Turn 6. On Friday, the team struggled with overheating tyres while today's FP3 saw Hamilton complain to his engineer about an ongoing lack of grip.

Red Bull may have been surprised by their own form too, especially on the back on their Friday claims that they're definitely in for a race-winning performance this weekend. This practice session may have been disappointing for them, with Ricciardo and Verstappen more than 6 tenths down on the pace setter, and curiously also with less laps completed.

The Renault duo was best of the rest in 7th and 8th, followed by Grosjean and Gasly.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
15Sebastian VettelFerrari1:16.170-16
277Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:16.229+0.059s17
37Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:16.373+0.203s16
444Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:16.749+0.579s17
53Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:16.803+0.633s11
633Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:16.946+0.776s14
755Carlos SainzRenault1:17.754+1.584s17
827Nico HulkenbergRenault1:18.083+1.913s18
98Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:18.084+1.914s19
1010Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:18.139+1.969s22
1120Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:18.230+2.060s17
1228Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:18.252+2.082s19
1316Charles LeclercSauber Ferrari1:18.376+2.206s19
1414Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Renault1:18.467+2.297s15
1531Esteban OconForce India Mercedes1:18.512+2.342s20
1635Sergey SirotkinWilliams Mercedes1:18.630+2.460s17
172Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Renault1:18.789+2.619s14
189Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:18.842+2.672s18
1911Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes1:18.962+2.792s18
2018Lance StrollWilliams Mercedes1:19.132+2.962s20