By Harry Schofield
Mercedes were first and second with Lewis Hamilton toping the time sheets for the last part of Fridays action.
Kimi Raikonen was the biggest surprise of the day with just being 0.972s away from Lewis, the Alfa Romeo performing extremley well.
The Alfa Romeo team is certainly the team to watch in the race, FP3 should give us a better indication of the teams race pace.
The main concerns going into the weekend is Williams with again George Russell and Rober Kubicia at the very end of the time sheets, 4 seconds of the pace, Claire Williams I suspect will be reflecting on Paddy Lowes departure.
Paddy Lowe is reagrded as the best technical director in the sport with endless world championship campaigns, where does this leave Williams and who does Williams get to replace Paddy ?
Serious concerns now are for Williams and the 2019 season.
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.600 (S)
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.048s (S)
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0.800s (S)
4 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 0.842s (S)
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.873s (S)
6 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 0.972s (S)
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 0.974s (S)
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1.044s (S)
9 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1.154s (S)
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1.214s (S)
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1.333s (S)
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1.388s (S)
13 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1.411s (S)
14 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1.533s (S)
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1.693s (S)
16 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1.801s (S)
17 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 2.075s (S)
18 Lando Norris McLaren 2.133s (S)
19 George Russell Williams 3.853s (S)
20 Robert Kubica Williams 4.055s (S)
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