Hamilton over Verstappen in final Brazilian GP practice

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton marked himself as favorite to win the pole position for the Brazilian GP with a time of 1m08.320s in his Mercedes to top the Red Bull Honda of Max Verstappen by just 0.026s.

Verstappen was particularly strong in the middle sector – the slowest sector, where the Red Bull chassis was strong.

The Ferraris of Charles Leclerc (+0.291s) and Sebastian Vettel (+0.344s) were 3rd and 4th as their inferior chassis struggled for grip.

Alex Albon rounded out the top-5 in the 2nd Red Bull.

Practice 3 Results

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME/GAP
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m08.320s
2 Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda +0.026s
3 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari +0.291s
4 Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari +0.344s
5 Alexander Albon THA Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda +0.816s
6 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport +0.881s
7 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda +1.095s
8 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo Racing +1.142s
9 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team +1.265s
10 Carlos Sainz ESP McLaren F1 Team +1.268s
11 Kimi Raikkonen FIN Alfa Romeo Racing +1.299s
12 Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda +1.305s
13 Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault F1 Team +1.330s
14 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team +1.393s
15 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault F1 Team +1.441s
16 Romain Grosjean FRA Haas F1 Team +1.478s
17 Sergio Perez MEX SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team +1.675s
18 Lance Stroll CAN SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team +1.992s
19 George Russell GBR ROKiT Williams Racing +2.523s
20 Robert Kubica POL ROKiT Williams Racing +2.885s

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