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Hungary 2008 - Free Practice 3 // A final hour of practice before qualifying at the Hungaroring

Published by Mr. C

There were worrying noises coming from the paddock after yesterday's practice sessions. One of those was a confident sounding Lewis Hamilton and the other was a relatively negative Kimi Räikkönen. It could of course be little more than gamesmanship on the part of this weekend's two lead actors, or we could be looking at a McLaren front row lock-out this afternoon. Before we get there though, one final sixty minute practice session beckons.

Coulthard is now running his engine for a third race, while Force India have been forced to go back to their non-seamless-shift gearbox, in order that they don't incur unnecessary penalties. Sebastian Vettel must be wondering what in the world he has to do to get through a whole practice session, and he'll have his work cut out today playing catch up to his teammate. No doubt Germany feels like a lifetime ago.

Marginally ahead of Vettel we have a struggling Honda team, who've yet to get the best from their revised aero package and suspension. Their times yesterday were never comparable to the mid-field runners, and although they can bank on Force India losing two-tenths along with the gearbox, they must be concerned about missing the Q2 cut-off later today.

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There were worrying noises coming from the paddock after yesterday's practice sessions.  One of those was a confident sounding Lewis Hamilton and the other was a relatively negative Kimi Räikkönen.

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10:00GMT +01:00

2 August 2008