Vettel recovers, tops practice 3 in Singapore

Vettel turns up the heat
Vettel turns up the heat

After clipping the wall in practice in Singapore Friday night and missing most of the session, Ferrari ace Sebastian Vettel recovered in Practice 3 with a blistering time of 1m38.054s in the afternoon when the temperatures are higher and not representative of qualifying and race time temps. Temps will fall as the sun sets and qualifying times will tumble in two hours.

Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen was 0.362s behind in 2nd for a Ferrari 1-2 in the incident free session.

Hamilton was no match for the two Italian cars in this session and slotted in third 0.504s behind Vettel with his Mercedes teammate 4th 0.549s back.

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen were 5th and 6th quick both over 1-second slower in their Red Bulls.

With F1 being 99% car and 1% driver the first three rows based on practice 3 are:

Row 1: Ferrari row
Row 2: Mercedes row
Row 3: Red Bull row

Practice 3 Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:38.054 +0.000s 19
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:38.416 +0.362s 16
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.558 +0.504s 14
4 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:38.603 +0.549s 17
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Renault 1:39.186 +1.132s 14
6 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Renault 1:39.265 +1.211s 10
7 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:39.747 +1.693s 14
8 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1:40.073 +2.019s 14
9 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:40.231 +2.177s 14
10 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Renault 1:40.254 +2.200s 10
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:40.450 +2.396s 17
12 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:40.559 +2.505s 13
13 55 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:40.591 +2.537s 14
14 10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso Honda 1:40.686 +2.632s 16
15 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Renault 1:40.798 +2.744s 15
16 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber Ferrari 1:40.915 +2.861s 20
17 28 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso Honda 1:41.562 +3.508s 18
18 35 Sergey Sirotkin Williams Mercedes 1:41.884 +3.830s 19
19 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:41.953 +3.899s 18
20 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:42.220 +4.166s 18

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