FP3: Rosberg pulls clear of Hamilton in Germany


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19 July 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Nico Rosberg opened up a gap to team-mate Lewis Hamilton during final practice for the German Grand Prix on Saturday morning.

The Mercedes driver ended up six tenths quicker as he posted a best of 1:17.779 during a qualifying simulation at the end of the session.

Hamilton couldn't match the pace set by his German counterpart and ended up just a few thousandths ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in third.

The Williams duo of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were fourth and fifth, whilst McLaren's Kevin Magnussen continued to put the MP4-29's upgrades through their paces to secure the sixth quickest time.

Red Bull struggled for pace in the session, split by the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in eighth, whilst Nico Hulkenberb completed the top ten.

FP3 Full Times - 2014 German Grand Prix:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:17.779   24
02 L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.380 0.601 20
03 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:18.384 0.605 11
04 F. Massa Williams 1:18.575 0.796 18
05 V. Bottas Williams 1:18.611 0.832 19
06 K. Magnussen McLaren 1:18.756 0.977 16
07 D. Ricciardo Red Bull 1:18.769 0.990 13
08 K. Räikkönen Ferrari 1:18.842 1.063 8
09 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:18.890 1.111 17
10 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:19.127 1.348 19
11 D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:19.131 1.352 19
12 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:19.470 1.691 20
13 J. Button McLaren 1:19.489 1.710 15
14 S. Perez Force India 1:19.505 1.726 21
15 E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:19.601 1.822 23
16 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:20.078 2.299 23
17 J. Bianchi Marussia 1:20.198 2.419 21
18 P. Maldonado Lotus 1:20.466 2.687 19
19 A. Sutil Sauber 1:20.844 3.065 6
20 K. Kobayashi Caterham 1:21.018 3.239 21
21 M. Ericsson Caterham 1:23.077 5.298 14
22 M. Chilton Marussia 1:23.449 5.670 7

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