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09/11/10
f1
Monza: Hamilton over Vettel in practice 3  
Lewis Hamilton
McLaren
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton topped final practice session for the F1 cars this morning at Monza with a best time of 1m22.498s.  Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was just 0.047s down on the McLaren driver.

Mark Webber on Saturday morning suffered yet another technical problem in preparation for the Italian grand prix.

In the final practice session before qualifying, the Australian's Red Bull ground to a halt at Monza – just as it had due to a loss of water pressure on Friday.

Team boss Christian Horner said the championship challenger had suffered a "complete loss of power", amid suggestions it was an engine problem.

His teammate Sebastian Vettel, who has been on the pace all weekend so far, was once again quick on Saturday morning, mere hundredths behind race favorite Lewis Hamilton's McLaren.

In the presence of their president Luca di Montezemolo, the Ferraris were third and fourth.

The F10s are fitted with fresh engines for qualifying, taking their tallies to the maximum eight units for the season.

"No worries, it is just a strategic decision.  If there is a place where a fresh unit can give some help, it is Monza!" said the team on Twitter.

Nico Hulkenberg (1:23.129) continued his impressive display with the first of the Williams Cosworths in eighth place, ahead of Robert Kubica's Renault (1:23.209) and Adrian Sutil's Force India (1.23.303).

Results

Pos

Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.498 +0.000s 19
2. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:22.545 +0.047s 21
3. Alonso Ferrari 1:22.644 +0.146s 15
4. Massa Ferrari 1:22.648 +0.150s 16
5. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.724 +0.226s 19
6. Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.946 +0.448s 17
7. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:23.082 +0.584s 9
8. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:23.129 +0.631s 18
9. Kubica Renault 1:23.209 +0.711s 20
10. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:23.303 +0.805s 19
11. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:23.450 +0.952s 19
12. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:23.673 +1.175s 20
13. Schumacher Mercedes 1:23.896 +1.398s 21
14. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.908 +1.410s 24
15. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:23.909 +1.411s 17
16. Petrov Renault 1:23.967 +1.469s 19
17. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:24.191 +1.693s 19
18. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:24.439 +1.941s 15
19. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:25.788 +3.290s 14
20. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:25.925 +3.427s 16
21. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:26.434 +3.936s 18
22. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:26.682 +4.184s 19
23. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:27.471 +4.973s 18
24. Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1:28.730 +6.232s 14

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