FP3: Mercedes take back advantage

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Great-Britain, Silverstone Circuitgb

Having not topped either one of Friday's sessions at Silverstone, Mercedes AMG F1 regained their usual positions in third practice as Valtteri Bottas topped the one-hour sesson, a tenth faster than team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Max Verstappen was again third fastest, ahead of Lance Stroll in the first Racing Point RP20. Stroll was already more than 7 tenths of a second off the pace-setting Mercedes.

McLaren's Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris sandwished Charles Leclerc for Ferrari as the orange cars showed their pace on the back of the fairly anonymous Friday where they failed to make it into the top 10.

Daniel Ricciardo was the fastest man for Renault in 8th. The Australian is today using another chassis as the team rebuilt his car overnight.

Nico Hulkenberg ended up 9th, three tenths slower than his team mate, and ahead of both AlphaTauri cars.

Yesterday's second-fastest man, Alex Albon ended up just 13th, ahead of Sebastian Vettel who failed to make an impression in the second Ferrari.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
177Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:25.873-18
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:26.011+0.138s21
333Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda1:26.173+0.300s15
418Lance StrollRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:26.576+0.703s13
555Carlos SainzMcLaren Renault1:26.664+0.791s22
616Charles LeclercFerrari1:26.771+0.898s19
74Lando NorrisMcLaren Renault1:26.798+0.925s22
83Daniel RicciardoRenault1:26.841+0.968s14
927Nico HulkenbergRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:26.872+0.999s14
1010Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri Honda1:27.046+1.173s19
1126Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri Honda1:27.076+1.203s17
1231Esteban OconRenault1:27.158+1.285s15
1323Alexander AlbonRed Bull Racing Honda1:27.178+1.305s9
145Sebastian VettelFerrari1:27.251+1.378s20
158Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:27.537+1.664s17
1663George RussellWilliams Mercedes1:27.738+1.865s16
1799Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:27.825+1.952s15
1820Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:27.860+1.987s15
197Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:27.976+2.103s19
206Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes1:28.112+2.239s15