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Free Practice 3 results - Chinese Grand Prix 2017 // Vettel goes fastest in first real session of weekend

Vettel tops the timesheets in final China practice
Credit: Ferrari Media

Ferrari had the upper hand as the teams finally got some meaningful running in. After a disrupted first practice and a cancelled second session, it was all to do in the final hour before qualifying. Vettel was the fastest driver, with his teammate behind him, and the two Mercedes following a further three tenths of a second down the road.

McLaren were struggling once agin with Alonso down in 17th and Vandoorne a further two places back, just leaving Giovinazzi to bring up the rear.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:33.33620
2Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:33.38919
3Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:33.70726
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:33.87925
5Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:34.77323
6Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:34.94620
7Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:35.09223
8Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:35.18224
9Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:35.19221
10Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:35.22324
11Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:35.44922
12Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:35.52122
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:35.62620
14Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:35.68022
15Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:35.80423
16Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:35.81124
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:35.91217
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:36.06325
19Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:36.22121
20Antonio GiovinazziSauber F1 Team1:36.70524