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Free Practice 3 results - Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 // Stroll causes safety car with gearbox issues

Stroll causes safety car with gearbox issues
Credit: Glenn Dunbar/Williams

Valtteri Bottas finally got ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who has led both practice sessions so far, finishing in P1 but only just. The gap between the two Mercedes drivers is incredibly close and promises and interesting fight for pole position. Just ten minutes into this final practice, however, Lance Stroll stopped out on track with a gearbox issue, causing a virtual safety car period whilst the Williams car was recovered.

Fernando Alonso finished sixth fastest, a great job for him, whilst the Force India team were also running strongly in the top ten as well.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:09.28124
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:09.28426
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:09.32620
4Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:09.33921
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:10.24414
6Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:10.28815
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:10.32221
8Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:10.35723
9Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:10.4959
10Carlos Sainz JrRenault Sport F1 Team1:10.59923
11Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:10.63721
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:10.67114
13Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:10.72119
14Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:10.74318
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:10.76220
16Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:10.98132
17Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro Rosso1:11.08530
18Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:11.12625
19Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:11.48027
20Lance StrollWilliams Martini RacingNo time1