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Free Practice 3 results - Australian Grand Prix 2017 // Stroll brings session to early end with crash

Stroll brings session to early end with crash
Credit: Dunbar/Williams

Lance Stroll cast his qualifying prospects into doubt after crashing his Williams during the third and final Australian practice session. The Canadian driver brought out red flags near the end of the hour-long session, and brought the running to an early conclusion. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel was the fastest driver out on track, posting the best lap of Albert Park to top the timesheets.

Sauber had a change of driver, with Pascal Wehrlein withdrawing from the weekend due to feeling a lack of fitness, and Antonio Giovinazzi stepping in to save the day for the Swiss team. He did a good job for his first unexpected session, but finished last overall.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:23.38012
2Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:23.85912
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:23.87012
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:23.98810
5Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:25.06310
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:25.09215
7Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:25.58111
8Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:25.94811
9Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.04911
10Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:26.13811
11Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:26.23715
12Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:26.2697
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:26.45712
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:26.5567
15Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:26.6999
16Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:27.10316
17Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:27.32712
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:27.40210
19Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:28.32012
20Antonio GiovinazziSauber F1 Team1:28.58318