Valtteri Bottas tops the final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas posts the fastest lap around Suzuka in the final practice session, despite a crash that later ruled the Finn out after twenty minutes. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen then took the restart and crashed himself at Degner 2 to rule both Finn’s out of the session, while the Scuderia lacked the pace to match the race-focused Mercedes.
Ferrari remains on top as Raikkonen sets the pace in FP3 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
At first, Lewis Hamilton appeared to have brought Mercedes back into the race after a less than perfect Friday left the Silver Arrows head scratching. But an error on his flying lap left the old-aero element running Briton down the order whilst Ferrari leapt to the top with a commanding lead. A strong start to the day, until an issue developed late on that left Sebastian Vettel limping back to the pits.
Final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix topped by Max Verstappen.
Red Bull remain atop of the field at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as Ferrari come to play, with Vettel pushing Verstappen to less than a tenth. Making the fight to be fastest a three-team affair, while McLaren pick up the track improvements to emerge fourth and fifth fastest.
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.