Bahrain GP: Mercedes unbeatable

Sebastian Vettel obviously disgusted with the Red Bull lemon

Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' domination as he set the fastest time in final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hamilton, who was fastest in both Friday sessions at the Sakhir circuit, beat his teammate Nico Rosberg by 0.115 seconds.

Sergio Perez was third half a second behind of Hamilton's best lap, but clearly both Mercedes cars are sandbagging and have much more to show.

Valtteri Bottas was fourth fastest in his Williams ahead of his teammate Felipe Massa.

Sebastian Vettel sat out the final 20 minutes of the session after he spun his Red Bull off the track. The world champion seemingly lost control of his car on the exit of Turn 2 and looped his car around into the gravel trap. He had only completed eight laps when he spun off.

Vettel's teammate Daniel Ricciardo could only manage 13th best in the Red Bull lemon.


Pos Driver Team/Car Time Behind Laps
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m35.324s +0.000s 12
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m35.439s +0.115s 12
3. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m35.868s +0.544s 10
4. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m36.116s +0.792s 10
5. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m36.364s +1.040s 8
6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m36.394s +1.070s 8
7. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m36.454s +1.130s 12
8. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m36.455s +1.131s 11
9. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m36.680s +1.356s 16
10. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m36.772s +1.448s 13
11. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m36.822s +1.498s 8
12. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m37.030s +1.706s 11
13. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m37.119s +1.795s 11
14. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m37.325s +2.001s 18
15. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m38.089s +2.765s 24
16. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1m38.400s +3.076s 17
17. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m38.736s +3.412s 15
18. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1m38.880s +3.556s 21
19. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m38.971s +3.647s 18
20. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m39.208s +3.884s 17
21. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m39.225s +3.901s 8
22. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m39.597s +4.273s 14

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