Belgian GP: Bottas fastest in 3rd practice

Valtteri Bottas

In a session that started out wet then eventually dried, Valtteri Bottas turned the fastest lap in the final practice for the Belgian GP at Spa with a time of 1m49.465s in his Williams with huge Mercedes HP under the bonnet.

While there was not much action on the wet track early, the end of the session was very busy once the track surface dried and Daniel Ricciardo nabbed second right at the flag 0.268s back in the Red Bull Renault.

Nico Rosberg was third with a 1m49.739s for Mercedes.

Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton had identical times to round out the top-5.

More to follow…..

Results

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Behind Laps
1. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m49.465s +0.000s 12
2. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m49.733s +0.268s 9
3. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m49.739s +0.274s 13
4. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m49.817s +0.352s 9
5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m49.817s +0.352s 13
6. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m49.890s +0.425s 9
7. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m49.893s +0.428s 11
8. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m50.203s +0.738s 11
9. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m50.423s +0.958s 11
10. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m50.535s +1.070s 10
11. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m50.592s +1.127s 12
12. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m50.748s +1.283s 11
13. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m50.814s +1.349s 10
14. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m50.866s +1.401s 11
15. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m50.962s +1.497s 12
16. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m51.509s +2.044s 9
17. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1m51.610s +2.145s 10
18. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m51.898s +2.433s 15
19. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m52.457s +2.992s 14
20. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m52.984s +3.519s 14
21. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m54.294s +3.829s 11
22. Andre Lotterer Caterham-Renault 1m55.008s +5.543s 13

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