Vettel wins third practice session at Hungarian F1 GP

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Mogyorod (Hungary), July 29 (IANS) Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel of Germany won the third practice session on Saturday before the qualifying session of the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix here.

Vettel won the last practice session in one minute 17.017 seconds. His teammate Kimi Raikkonen of Finland was placed second in 1:17.492, increasing the expectation of the Maranello-based team for the upcoming qualifying session. Mercedes’ Finland driver Valtteri Bottas was placed third in 1:17.914, reports Xinhua news agency.

Vettel’s closest rival in the overall championship standing, Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain managed only 5th, trailing more than a second.

The fastest driver of Friday’s two sessions, Australian Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was eighth. He had to stop after only seven laps in Turn 9 due to apparent electronics issue – his gearbox was stuck in 5th gear.

Unlike Friday’s sessions, which saw three red flags, the Saturday’s morning session had no accidents, with only Hass’ French driver Romain Grosjean spinning in one of the corners.

–IANS

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