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Bahrain 2012 - Free Practice 3 results // Final practice in Bahrain sees Mercedes on top

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The sun was still high in the sky and shining strongly as the final practice session in Bahrain got underway. One hour of running provided a final opportunity for the teams to make their last minute setups ahead of qualifying. Mercedes remained on top, with Nico Rosberg fastest, and behind him, the Red Bull drivers lined up 2nd and 3rd. Force India were back in action after sitting out FP2, but they were about two seconds off the P1 time.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:33.25414
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:33.40114
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:33.66315
4Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:33.78216
5Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:33.79616
6Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:33.89914
7Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:33.97614
8Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.19714
9Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:34.40116
10Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:34.89511
11Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:34.91812
12Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.97712
13Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:35.06717
14Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:35.12814
15Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:35.33622
16Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:35.53615
17Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:35.62316
18Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:35.69419
19Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:35.77321
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:36.26718
21Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:37.26718
22Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:37.65418
23Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:38.97311
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:39.2219

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