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Free Practice 3 results - Hungarian Grand Prix 2016 - Verstappen closes the gap to Mercedes

Verstappen closes the gap to Mercedes
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The gap at the top of the final practice timesheets was miniscule as Max Verstappen closed into within 0.002 seconds of eventual leader Nico Rosberg. Hamilton was a little out of sorts, flying wide on a couple of his qualifying simulation laps to leave him in fourth place. After a couple of drivers struggled to keep their cars within the track limits, the FIA reinforced their policy that any infringements will be penalised.

Towards the rear of the field, the Manor duo were roughly three seconds off the pace, whilst Kvyat and Hülkenberg were left disappointed to be 18th and 17th respectively. Toro Rosso have been struggling for pace so far this weekend.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:20.26125
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:20.26310
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:20.72622
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:20.76923
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:20.85918
6Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:21.18522
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:21.58411
8Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:21.64921
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:21.67222
10Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:21.93519
11Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:21.97528
12Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:21.98913
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:22.00911
14Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:22.14215
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:22.28413
16Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:22.40221
17Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:22.42722
18Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:22.54118
19Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:22.81623
20Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:23.21923
21Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:23.31124
22Rio HaryantoManor Racing MRT1:23.51323