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Australia 2012 - Free Practice 3 results // McLaren top the times for the final practice session

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There were tyres aplenty for the drivers during Free Practice 3, as the rain-soaked Friday meant they had saved up some rubber. With one hour on the clock to get their final setups right for qualifying. Nico Rosberg set the early benchmark but found competition from his teammate Michael Schumacher and McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton. Schumacher later spun his car and ended his morning's running. Further back, Pedro de la Rosa finally got some laps under his belt in the new HRT, but the pace is still lacking from the Spanish squad.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:25.68118
2Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:25.75821
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:25.90020
4Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:25.90617
5Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:25.92923
6Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:26.07814
7Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:26.21112
8Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:26.47017
9Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:26.63220
10Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.72317
11Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.73315
12Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:26.73719
13Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:26.75521
14Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:27.02923
15Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:27.11920
16Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:27.32319
17Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:27.42822
18Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:28.02319
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:28.34119
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:28.70211
21Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:30.72813
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:31.22514
23Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:33.11412
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:33.26113

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