Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel kept himself ahead of the field in the Saturday morning’s dress rehearsal before the afternoon’s qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. With a lap in 1m16.170s, the German enjoyed an advantage of 0.059s over Mercedes Valtteri Bottas, with Kimi Raikkonen ending the session third.
Lewis Hamilton’s morning run was marked by a spin resulting from a very unstable handling Silver Arrows.
The dominant theme in the Hungarian paddock was the news overnight of Force India going into administration. The Silverstone-based outfit was alive and well however on Saturday morning, and it was very much business as usual for the pink squad.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was the first driver to put a significant time on the board, the Finn clocking in with a 1m17.057s on ultrasofts that just edged Renault’s Carlos Sainz.
But the Iceman was demoted at the top by countryman Valtteri Bottas with a 1m16.986s that was almost immediately blow away by Sebastian Vettel who went 0.643s faster.
Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton appeared to struggle with his Silver Arrows, the Brit’s car looking uncharacteristically unstable around the Hungaroring’s twisty layout as he lined up fourth fastest.
Hungarian Grand Prix – Here are the complete results from the third practice session at the Hungaroring.
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.170
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.059
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari +0.203
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.579
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing +0.633
Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing +0.776
Carlos Sainz Renault +1.584
Nico Hulkenberg Renault +1.913
Romain Grosjean Haas +1.914
Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +1.969
Kevin Magnussen Haas +2.060
Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +2.082
Charles Leclerc Sauber +2.206
Fernando Alonso McLaren +2.297
Esteban Ocon Force India +2.342
Sergey Sirotkin Williams +2.460
Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +2.619
Marcus Ericsson Sauber +2.672
Sergio Perez Force India +2.792
Lance Stroll Williams +2.962
Leave a Reply