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Lap times 3rd practice 2018 Chinese F1 Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel Chinese GP F1/2018

Sebastian Vettel Chinese GP F1/2018

Race: Chinese Grand Prix
Circuit: Shanghai International Circuit

Weather: dry, overcast 12.8ºC
Tarmac: dry 14.8ºC
Humidity: 82.5%

The final practice for qualifying started under dry but cold conditions. During the night it rained in Shanghai,. The rain washed away the rubber of yesterday's practice sessions.

Stoffel Vandoorne, Kimi Räikkönen and Fernando Alonso were the first to go out on the track.

After 20 minutes Stoffel Vandoorne had to go back to the garage because the team could not read out any telemetry of his car.

Half way the session Lewis Hamilton was struggling with the W09 and had a huge 540 spin with his when he gone wide coming out of turn 10. He drove full throttle on the wet artificial grass had no grip there and spun.

With 25 minutes to go Daniel Ricciardo had to stop his Red Bull after having a turbo failure with his Renault engine. He stopped his car near the pit entry and caused a virtual safety car.

With 10 minutes to go both Ferrari drivers topped the time sheet with Sebastian Vettel on P1 with a gap of 7 tents to their Rivals Mercedes.

Red Bull still was nowhere near the top when Max Verstappen got some fresh ultra soft tyres on his RB14 and put in a good lap and scored P4.

Haas again was best of the rest with Kevin Magnussen at the VF18 steeringwheel. He even set his quickest lap time on the slower soft Pirelli tyres.

Both Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen are the ones who will fight for pole position during qualifying in 2 hours from now.

3rd practice results 2018 Chinese GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTires
15Sebastian VettelFerrari1:33,01814ultra s
27Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:33,4690,45121ultra s
377Valtteri BottasMercedes1:33,7610,74316ultra s
433Max VerstappenRed Bull1:33,9690,95114ultra s
544Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:34,0571,03914ultra s
620Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:34,3291,31125soft
711Sergio PérezForce India1:34,4451,42714ultra s
831Esteban OconForce India1:34,4561,43816ultra s
955Carlos Sainz Jr.Renault1:34,5821,56420ultra s
1035Sergey SirotkinWilliams1:34,7411,72313ultra s
1127Nico HülkenbergRenault1:34,8411,82316ultra s
1214Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1:34,8511,83313ultra s
132Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1:34,9771,95916ultra s
1428Brendon HartleyToro Rosso1:34,9911,97320ultra s
153Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1:35,0612,0434sift
1610Pierre GaslyToro Rosso1:35,0792,06116ultra s
1718Lance StrollWilliams1:35,3752,35716ultra s
1816Charles LeclercSauber1:35,4972,47914ultra s
199Marcus EricssonSauber1:35,6792,66113ultra s
208Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:35,7562,7386ultra s

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