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Spain 2011 - Free Practice 3 // One final hour of setup and preparation before qualifying in Barcelona

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Mixing it up in the F1 paddock
Mixing it up in the F1 paddockCredit: Sauber Motorsport AG

Things are still going Red Bull's way with both Free Practice sessions so far led by Mark Webber. However, Lewis Hamilton made the best effort to catch him during FP2, so perhaps he can get even closer, or faster, in this final session before qualifying.

We've got 60 minutes of actions for the teams to finalise their setups before trying out for pole position. Free Practice 3 should begin at 10am GMT+1.

Statistics

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Circuit de Catalunya, Saturday

24℃

  • Low 11℃
  • Humidity 53%

Sunny

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1S VettelRed Bull1:20.52815
2M WebberRed Bull1:21.23211
3L HamiltonMcLaren1:21.34814
4J ButtonMcLaren1:21.37616
5M SchumacherMercedes1:21.58314

One to Watch

Lewis Hamilton finished yesterday second, just inches off Mark Webber's fastest time, but he was not at all happy with the new Pirelli tyre. The harder compound has been tweaked to provide more of a gap to the soft, and Hamilton can definitely feel the difference. Can he get to grips with it before the race?

I don't know why they brought that tyre, because I thought the other one was pretty good. It looks pretty difficult to switch it on and then to last. I think we are about two and a half seconds off the pace with that tyre. Then we switch to the normal soft and it's fantastic. I think you will see most people with that tyre during the weekend.

- Lewis Hamilton

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Things are still going Red Bull's way with both Free Practice sessions so far led by Mark Webber. However, Lewis Hamilton made the best effort to catch him during FP2, so perhaps he can get even closer, or faster, in this final session before qualifying.
Sauber Motorsport AG

Event start

10:00GMT +01:00

21 May 2011