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Free Practice 3 results - Russian Grand Prix 2017 // Palmer fails to set a time after Renault engine change

Palmer fails to set a time after Renault engine change
Credit: Renault Sport F1

Ferrari were still zooming away at the top of the timesheets for the final hour of practice in Sochi, but at the opposite end of the scale, Jolyon Palmer failed to set a lap time. He completed four installation laps but the team were forced to change the engine ahead of qualifying. His Renault teammate Nico Hülkenberg was in the top ten, showing that the car does have some pace.

Meanwhile, the Mercedes pair were tucked up behind the Ferraris, with Max Verstappen rounding out the top five.

1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:34.00117
2Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:34.33816
3Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:34.36420
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:34.54219
5Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:35.45221
6Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:35.47117
7Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:35.66215
8Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:35.83024
9Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:36.16420
10Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:36.55619
11Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:36.64919
12Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:36.67622
13Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:36.84618
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:36.86912
15Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:36.96221
16Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:37.16420
17Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:37.18215
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:37.50321
19Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:37.65717
20Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 TeamNo time4