Australian GP: Hamilton tops final practice


Defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the opening race of the Formula 1 season in Australia.

Hamilton's time on the softs was good enough to take P1 by 0.696s ahead of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, with Rosberg in third.

Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa were fourth and fifth fastest, with Kimi Raikkonen in sixth, ½-sec slower than his teammate.


Pos Driver Car Time Behind Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes/Mercedes 1m27.867s 0.000s 11
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari/Ferrari 1m28.563s 0.696s 13
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes/Mercedes 1m28.821s 0.954s 14
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m28.912s 1.045s 14
5 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m28.988s 1.121s 18
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari/Ferrari 1m29.017s 1.150s 13
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m29.481s 1.614s 12
8 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m29.864s 1.997s 15
9 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m29.869s 2.002s 19
10 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m29.934s 2.067s 24
11 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m29.952s 2.085s 16
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m30.613s 2.746s 21
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m30.741s 2.874s 14
14 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m30.993s 3.126s 17
15 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m31.185s 3.318s 10
16 Kevin Magnussen McLaren/Honda 1m31.391s 3.524s 14
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m31.666s 3.799s 13
18 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m32.830s 4.963s 6

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