Italian GP 2016, Practice Three: Lewis Hamilton sets the pace again

Lewis Hamilton ruled very last practice for the Italian GP as Mercedes set an ominous pace at the front of the field.

Having already led the way on smooth tyres at the begin of the session, an on-tune Hamilton produced a lap of 1:22.008 – the quickest time of the week thus far – on the supersofts to out-tempo Mercedes group-mate Nico Rosberg with the aid of four tenths.

To the dismay of the Tifosi within the grandstands, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel changed into almost a full 2d adrift of Hamilton’s benchmark even after a past due improvement. Kimi Raikkonen became fourth, 1.1 seconds at the back of Hamilton.

“The space is pretty gaping,” concluded Sky F1’s Damon Hill.

With Mercedes performing to be a class apart heading into this afternoon’s qualifying, Williams produced a marvel inside the Saturday morning practice Three hour by means of out-pacing Crimson Bull.

Ferrari, who’ve added an upgraded engine for his or her home race, do as a minimum appear likely to make the second row in qualifying however the war for pole position seems set to be an extraordinary contest among Hamilton and Rosberg given the importance of Mercedes’ velocity superiority.
The Best four groups featured in the top 8 with each Mercedes automobiles followed by two Ferraris, a couple of Pink Bulls and the Williamses. The series could have stretched to cover the complete top ten however for Haas’ Esteban Gutierrez outpacing Pressure India’s Nico Hulkenberg behind Sergio Perez.

The Haas outfit also are jogging Ferrari’s new engines this weekend even though their hopes of achieving Q3 were hit with the aid of Romain Grosjean spinning off to overlook the final 50 mins of the session.

After encouraging glimpses of pace in Friday practice, McLaren slipped again. Jenson Button become 12th, five places in advance of team-mate Fernando Alonso after a scruffy quickest lap by way of the Spaniard.

Qualifying starts offevolved at 1pm Uk Time.

Exercise 3 timesheet
1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:22.008
2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, +zero.393
3. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, +zero.938
four. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, +1.141
five. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, +1.492
6. Felipe Massa, Williams, +1.639
7. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, +1.701
eight. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, +1.732
nine. Sergio Perez, Force India, +1.909
10. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, +2.026
eleven. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, +2.033
12. Jenson Button, McLaren, +2.096
13. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, +2.232
14. Romain Grosjean, Haas, +2.455
15. Jolyon Palmer, Renault. +2.525
sixteen. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, +2.534
17. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, +2.650
18. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, +2.707
19. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, +2.785
20. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, +2.837
21. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, +2.885
22. Esteban Ocon, Manor, +2.930

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