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Vettel led Ferrari 1-2 as chaotic session for Mercedes in FP3

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Championship leader Sebastian Vettel set quickest lap-time in second free practice session for Russian Grand Prix as Ferrari proved solid domination over nearest rival Mercedes.

Vettel made flying lap with a 1:34.120, over a second quicker than Mercedes’ speedy Nico Rosberg’s preceding utter record set in Q2 last year.

Morning pace-setter Kimi Raikkonen finished two tenths behind his team-mate Vettel with Valtteri Bottas six tenths behind in third ahead championship contender and team-mate Lewis Hamilton who was struggled with scrappy session.

It was a chaotic session for Mercedes duo, they struggled with ultra-soft compound run, especially Hamilton abort a couple of his ultra-soft attempts. The Brit also ran wide at Turn 4 on his first effort, before backing off on his next run, and ended up 0.039s adrift of Bottas.

The Red Bull speedy Max Verstappen’s session was cut short due to a power failure despite finishing P5, 1.4 seconds slower than Ferrari, with team-mate Daniel Ricciardo three tenths further back.

Haas F1 opted to change their brake suppliers from Brembo to Carbon Industrie in a bid to combat their long-running problems.

But, during the FP2, irritated Romain Grosjean complaining about the same issue that has hindered the American outfit since latter stages of last season.

Daniil Kvyat then suffered a small spin at the tricky Turn 13 as the scrappy nature of FP1 carried over into the afternoon session.

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