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Free Practice 3 results - China 2014 // Daniel Ricciardo pops up in P1 for the final session

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Daniel Ricciardo prepares to drive during practice
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The wet conditions saw Daniel Ricciardo go fastest, as many drivers opted to reduce their running - saving tyres and reliability for qualifying.

For Pastor Maldonado, the weekend of horror continued. He kept clear of the walls this time, but stopped out on track with a sensor problem. Jean-Éric Vergne also had a problem, complaining of an engine problem.

The rain meant that neither Mercedes driver set a lap time, joined at the bottom of the time sheets by Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen. The hardest working driver was Jules Bianchi, who still only completed 14 laps.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:53.9585
2Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:54.4925
3Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:54.5144
4Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:55.0326
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:55.0624
6Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:55.22812
7Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:55.2357
8Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:55.3815
9Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:55.6734
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:56.0196
11Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:56.2338
12Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:56.3809
13Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:56.7608
14Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:56.84113
15Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:57.4689
16Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:57.81212
17Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:57.97614
18Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:59.5076
19Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamNo time4
20Kevin MagnussenMcLaren MercedesNo time3
21Fernando AlonsoScuderia FerrariNo time1
22Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamNo time3

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