Belgian GP: Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in final practice

Lewis Hamilton smiles after learning he beat his teammate by 1/2-second

Lewis Hamilton was the only driver to break into the 1m48s bracket as his lap of 1m48.984s beat his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 1/2-second to top the final practice session for the Belgian GP at sunny Spa Francorchamps Saturday morning.

Sebastian Vettel led an all-Ferrari 2nd row with a time 2/10ths faster than teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

Sergio Perez put his Mercedes power to good use to finish 5th ahead of the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo who was sixth quickest, 0.050s ahead of Red Bull team-mate Daniil Kvyat.

It was a difficult morning for McLaren-Honda. Fernando Alonso managed just a single installation lap before returning to the garage while his teammate Jenson Button managed 12 laps, but finished 17th, 2.997s off the pace.


Pos Driver Car Time Behind Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes/Mercedes 1m48.984s 0.000s 15
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes/Mercedes 1m49.482s 0.498s 19
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari/Ferrari 1m49.629s 0.645s 17
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari/Ferrari 1m49.864s 0.880s 19
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m49.866s 0.882s 15
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m49.930s 0.946s 20
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m49.980s 0.996s 19
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m50.000s 1.016s 15
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m50.179s 1.195s 15
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m50.447s 1.463s 15
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m50.552s 1.568s 20
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m50.585s 1.601s 17
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m50.599s 1.615s 21
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m50.690s 1.706s 17
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m51.054s 2.070s 20
16 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m51.187s 2.203s 18
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m51.981s 2.997s 12
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.262s 5.278s 16
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m54.281s 5.297s 9
Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1

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