Connect with us

Bahrain GP

Verstappen beats Hamilton to fastest time in third practice

Published

on

All teams are running with race-mod setup in first 30 minutes of FP3, and aces exposed single-lap strength after Romain Grosjean’s red flag with Ferrari and Mercedes trading blows at the front only for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to pip them all.

The young sensation, who secured his eighth career podium in China last weekend, finished .110 ahead of Lewis Hamilton – although the three-time F1 champion may have been holding back some speed for qualifying.

Friday pace-setter Sebastian Vettel was .556 behind Verstappen in third. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fourth ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Later Saturday, Hamilton was looking for his third straight pole position of the season after going quickest in Australia and China.

He is level at the top of the championship standings with Vettel. In an exciting start to the season, both have one win and one second-place finish each, with Vettel winning in Melbourne and Hamilton taking the checkered flag in Shanghai.

Although not as hot as Friday, drivers still had to deal with track temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit) on the sweltering hot circuit located in the desert.

The session was briefly halted some 20 minutes from the end after Haas driver Romain Grosjean spun across the track and into the barriers, damaging his car’s front wing. After quick repairs, the Frenchman had the car back on track for the final few minutes.

Kimi Raikkonen was fifth ahead of Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo – who only put in one timed run, Nico Hulkenberg, Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F155 mins ago

F1 eyes 20-year deal for Miami Grand Prix

Yet another meeting could finally mean the green light for a grand prix in Miami. We have reported that Liberty...

2018 F124 hours ago

Raikkonen could return to Sauber F1 for 2019

344SharesThe signs are growing ever stronger that Ferrari will have a new driver in 2019. Kimi Raikkonen admits that it...

2018 F11 day ago

Red Bull encourages Honda power to prepare for 2019 F1

1ShareRed Bull is encouraging Toro Rosso and Honda to help the senior energy drink-owned team prepare for 2019. Honda already...

2018 F11 day ago

Hamilton and Vettel Battling For The F1 Title

254SharesThe British Grand Prix at Silverstone is one that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated for years and that trend...

2018 F15 days ago

Can Red Bull Challenge Mercedes And Ferrari?

24SharesSo, things didn’t exactly go to plan for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone as the Brit made a disastrous...

2018 F15 days ago

Liberty working on securing future of British GP – Brawn

5SharesRoss Brawn says Liberty Media is working on securing the future of the British grand prix. Silverstone owner the BRDC...

2018 F15 days ago

Grosjean form ‘unacceptable’ – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner says a “critical moment” could come amid his patience with struggling Haas driver Romain Grosjean. Frenchman Grosjean has...

2018 F15 days ago

No ‘negotiations’ with Raikkonen yet – McLaren

36Shares Zak Brown says McLaren has not yet opened contract talks with former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. It is rumoured in...

2018 F15 days ago

Wolff wants Hamilton beyond 2020

660SharesToto Wolff has revealed he wants to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes even beyond 2020. Although not yet announced, it...

2018 F16 days ago

Renault engine power deficit a bigger problem – Verstappen

5SharesMax Verstappen says Red Bull’s title chances have taken a dive. Although the Dutchman won in Austria, he says at...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media