Belgain GP: Raikkonen leads Ferrari in a 1-2 for FP3

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen lead a Ferrari 1-2 in the  final free pratice session at the Belgain Grand Prix.

Raikkonen was the quickest driver in FP1 and a close second to hamilton in FP2. In this session Raoikkonen set the fastest recorded lap of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit the previous best was Toyota driver Jarno Trulli’s time from 2009. Kimi Raikkenon was ahead of Teammate Sebastian Vettel by 0.197, and ahead of Lewis Hamilton by 0.198. There was rain in the build up to FP3 this had left wet patches around the circuit. No laptimes were put on the board until a quater of the way into the 60 minute Session.

The Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Daniel Riccardo finished fourth and sixth. They were split by the Mercedes of Valterri Bottas. Bottas lagged behind Hamilton in both ultrasoft and supersoft pace. Palmer having one of hhis best pratices of the season in 7th place. He was more than half a second clear of teammate Nico Hulkenberg.

Source: Motorsport , F1

Pos No Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:43.916 17
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:44.113 +0.197s 15
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:44.114 +0.198s 11
4 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:45.034 +1.118s 13
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:45.230 +1.314s 18
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:45.286 +1.370s 18
7 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:45.491 +1.575s 11
8 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:45.857 +1.941s 14
9 55 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:45.942 +2.026s 18
10 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 1:46.060 +2.144s 12
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:46.064 +2.148s 11
12 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1:46.179 +2.263s 14
13 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:46.196 +2.280s 14
14 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda 1:46.300 +2.384s 14
15 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:46.620 +2.704s 18
16 19 Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes 1:46.667 +2.751s 22
17 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:46.690 +2.774s 13
18 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:47.903 +3.987s 7
19 94 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari 1:48.296 +4.380s 17
20 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:48.300 +4.384s 6
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