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Free Practice 3 results - Japanese Grand Prix 2017 // Räikkönen crashes as Bottas leads the way

Räikkönen crashes as Bottas leads the way
Credit: Daimler AG

There was heavy rain ahead of the final practice session at Suzuka, but it had cleared up in time for the action to get underway. Valtteri Bottas was the fastest driver, but he topped the timesheets just before crashing out of the session. He wasn't the only one struggling, Kimi Räikkönen also hit the barriers, bringing out the red flags.

It was a close run thing for the midfield drivers, with Daniel Ricciardo in fifth place down to Lance Stroll in fifteenth split by less than a second.

1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:29.0559
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:29.06919
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:29.37923
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:29.91015
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:30.01813
6Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:30.10912
7Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:30.31519
8Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:30.42413
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:30.56312
10Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:30.76422
11Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:30.76421
12Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:30.77018
13Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:30.79923
14Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:30.98212
15Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:31.01120
16Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.35325
17Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:31.45913
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:32.57922
19Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:32.69821
20Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:33.96212