Rosberg over Hamilton in final practice

Rosberg waits as team works on car
Rosberg waits as team works on car

F1 points leader Nico Rosberg set the pace in final Formula 1 practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, but the top-3 are very tight.

The German's lap of 1m23.078s in the Mercedes was his first flying lap and that remained unbeaten in the one-hour session. Rosberg did not want to show his hand by trying any harder until qualifying

Teammate Lewis Hamilton was just 0.126s back with Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari just 0.147s slower than Rosberg.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen beat teammate Daniel Ricciardo as the two ran 4th and 5th.

Kimi Raikkonen was sixth ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez.

Kvyat, in his first weekend back with Toro Rosso, was 8th ahead of teammate Carlos Sainz Jr in ninth with McLaren's Fernando Alonso completing the top 10.


Pos Driver Car/Engine Behind Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes/Mercedes 0.000s 15
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes/Mercedes 0.126s 11
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari/Ferrari 0.147s 16
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 0.641s 10
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 0.738s 9
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari/Ferrari 1.032s 13
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1.278s 14
8 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1.394s 15
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1.475s 13
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1.477s 13
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1.507s 15
12 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1.543s 15
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1.617s 21
14 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1.903s 13
15 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1.973s 13
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault/Renault 2.022s 12
17 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 2.052s 17
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault/Renault 2.298s 13
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 2.305s 22
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 2.323s 24
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 3.019s 13
22 Rio Haryanto Manor/Mercedes 3.173s 19

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