Sebastian Vettel closed out follow for the Austrian Grand Prix on the prime of the timesheets as Method 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton hit bother through the ultimate phases of the session.
Hamilton entered ultimate follow already on the again foot after being hit with a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, that means he’ll begin Sunday’s race from no larger than sixth on the grid.
The Briton led a lot of FP3 earlier than Vettel improved his time on the ultra-soft tyre late on, posting a finest lap of 1:05.092 to complete zero.269 seconds away from Hamilton on the prime.
Hamilton headed out with 10 minutes remaining to try to enhance his time, however appeared to undergo a brake problem when slowing for Flip three on a flying lap.
Black smoke spewed out of Hamilton’s right-front wheel underneath braking, inflicting Hamilton to go straight on earlier than nursing his automobile again to the pits. Mercedes is at present investigating the difficulty.
Valtteri Bottas adopted shut behind Hamilton in third place, an extra zero.154 seconds off the tempo, whereas Kimi Raikkonen accomplished a Mercedes-Ferrari sweep of the highest 4.
Max Verstappen led Pink Bull’s cost in P5, ending nearly seven-tenths of a second off Vettel on the prime. Crew-mate Daniel Ricciardo adopted a tenth behind in P6.
Haas loved a robust FP3 on the Pink Bull Ring as each Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean reached the highest 10, ending P7 and P8 respectively, with Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat slotting following for Toro Rosso in ninth place.
Kvyat’s team-mate, Carlos Sainz Jr., had the one main incident via ultimate follow, stopping after simply three minutes with an obvious engine problem. The Spaniard was capable of get again out on-track later in FP3, ultimately rounding out the highest 10.