Rosberg barely tops final practice in Budapest

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg turned the fastest lap in final practice Saturday morning for the GP of Hungary but not by much. The Mercedes driver put up a lap of 1m20.261s that was just enough to beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen by 0.002s. The fight for pole might be close this afternoon.

Third quick was the second Red Bull of Daniel Riccardo 0.5s back while the second Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton was 4th.

Ferrari is now the third best car in F1 and that was clear from this session with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel only 5th and 6th fastest nearly 1-second behind and out to lunch.


1. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 20.261s
2. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull-TAG 1m 20.263s
3. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-TAG 1m 20.726s
4. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 20.769s
5. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 20.859s
6. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 21.185s
7. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 21.584s
8. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes 1m 21.649s
9. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes 1m 21.672s
10. Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault-Renault 1m 21.935s
11. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes 1m 21.975s
12. Kevin Magnussen DEN Renault-Renault 1m 21.989s
13. Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 1m 22.009s
14. Esteban Gutierrez MEX Haas-Ferrari 1m 22.142s
15. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 22.284s
16. Carlos Sainz ESP Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 22.402s
17. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes 1m 22.427s
18. Daniil Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 22.541s
19. Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber-Ferrari 1m 22.816s
20. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 23.219s
21. Pascal Wehrlein GER Manor-Mercedes 1m 23.311s
22. Rio Haryanto INA Manor-Mercedes 1m 23.513s

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