Lewis Hamilton tops the final practice session at the 2017 British Grand Prix.
Silverstone sunshine went missing as Lewis Hamilton went fastest ahead of qualifying, edging Sebastian Vettel in overcast conditions at the British Grand Prix. With just 0.032 seconds separating the title-rivals, before rain fell to switch the programs. Catching out few drivers, and Max Verstappen’s engineer.
Final practice at the Austrian Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel.
Friday may have belonged to Lewis Hamilton in terms of pace. But on the back of the FIA confirming Lewis will take a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, the three-time champion limped home at the end of final practice with a brake failure. Sending the Mercedes off track at Turn 3, moments after the Briton hampered the progress of the pace-setting Sebastian Vettel.
Final practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix topped by Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas tops a fraught final practice session for Jolyon Palmer, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel as the British racer retired early with his Renault on fire. While Vettel often sat in the Ferrari pit and Friday pace-setting Max Verstappen parked up late on with engine issues.
Final practice at the Canadian Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel.
Saturday practice at the Canadian Grand Prix saw Ferrari move ahead of Mercedes, with both drivers lapping inside 1 minute 12. Leaving Mercedes chasing the Prancing Horse ahead of qualifying, as Max Verstappen splits the Silver Arrows for fourth.
Max Verstappen tops final free practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The last session under the sun saw Max Verstappen top the timesheet as Formula one prepares for qualifying. Vettel had been in search of a hat-trick and had topped the sheet, but Verstappen’s late charge flipped the order. While Grosjean’s day had a torrid start with understeer, oversteer and a snapped front-wing.
Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
With clouds still lingering but the sun shining, action could finally get underway in Shanghai. Where Sebastian Vettel set not only the fastest time of the busy hour session but also the fastest lap in Shanghai for over 10 years. Leaving a massive margin back to Mercedes as the teams set about sourcing yesterday’s lost data.