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FP3 Chinese Grand Prix:

By Harry Schofield


Mercedes Valtteri Bottas laid down the bench mark in the last practice session setting a time of 1:32.830.

Lewis Hamilton could only manage 4th but suspect that the team was trying a race strategy  on his 2nd run .


The session was overshadowed by by a huge accident by Alex Albon his Toro Rosso, entering the last corner on the wrong line, lost the raer of the car and could not correct it crashing into the barrier


Alfa Romeo and Kimi Raikkonen managed a fantastic P6 with a time of 1:34.246.


The Ferrari’s of Vettel and Leclerc showed strong pace with 2nd and 3rd .


Max Verstappen managed 7th and his team mate Pierre Gasly 15th.


Full FP3 Results:



1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes  1:32.830

2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari  1:33.222 0.392

3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari  1:33.248 0.418

4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes  1:33.689 0.859

5 Nico Hulkenberg Renault  1:33.974 1.144

6 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo  1:34.246 1.416

7 Max Verstappen Red Bull  1:34.447 1.617

8 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1:34.510 1.680

9 Alex Albon Toro Rosso  1:34.600 1.770

10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso  1:34.783 1.953

11 Lando Norris McLaren  1:34.938 2.108

12 Sergio Perez Racing Point  1:35.078 2.248

13 Daniel Ricciardo Renault  1:35.142 2.312

14 Lance Stroll Racing Point  1:35.223 2.393

15 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:35.326 2.496

16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo  1:35.726 2.896

17 Romain Grosjean Haas  1:35.771 2.941

18 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:35.998 3.168

19 George Russell Williams Mercedes 1:36.124 3.294

20 Robert Kubica Williams Mercedes  1:36.176 3.346

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