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Free Practice 3 results - United States 2014 // Hamilton tops the times as Vettel focuses on long runs

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Bottas finds more than the limit in Austin
Credit: Glenn Dunbar/Williams F1

Lewis Hamilton made it three sessions in a row as he topped the final practice timesheets with eight tenths of a second to spare over teammate Nico Rosberg. The Williams duo were close behind with Fernando Alonso the first of the non-Mercedes powered runners in fifth position.

Daniel Ricciardo featured in the top ten, but Sebastian Vettel finished last. The four times world champion was concentrating on his long run pace, knowing that he'll be starting from the pit lane and thus one lap flying bursts of speed weren't really important for his weekend's success.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.10713
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.99015
3Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:38.21419
4Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:38.43720
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:38.72713
6Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:38.92716
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.96020
8Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:39.00022
9Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:39.14317
10Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:39.24122
11Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:39.33519
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:39.44818
13Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:39.56121
14Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.58221
15Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.68819
16Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:40.20822
17Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.44312
18Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:43.76525

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