Hamilton fastest in final Monza practice | 2015 Italian GP – Free Practice 3

It was a familiar sight at the top of the timing screens at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton posted the quickest time ahead of Qualifying for the 2015 Italian Grand Prix.

The Briton lapped a quarter of a second faster than new Tifosi hero Sebastian Vettel, who returns to Monza in an Italian car for the first time since his and Toro Rosso’s maiden win, back in 2008. Clad in scarlet, the German toured the historic circuit marginally faster than Nico Rosberg, who currently sits second in the Drivers’ championship.

The tough weekend continued for Renault and Honda, with the best time from either engine placing 13th on the timing screens. It comes as an additional blow for both manufacterers, with Red Bull, Toro Rosso and McLaren all opting to swap both engines for the power circuit that is Monza. All six cars will start at the back, barring any miracles in Qualifying.

TIMES FROM FP3

1) L. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1’24.544 (18 Laps)
2)
S. Vettel, Ferrari, 1’24.808, (+0.264 (12 Laps))
3) N. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1’24.843 (+0.299 (19 Laps))
4) V. Bottas, Williams, 1’24.946 (+0.402 (14 Laps))
5) F. Massa, Williams, 1’25.165 (+0.621 (14Laps))
6) P. Maldonado, Lotus, 1’25.242 (+0.698 (11Laps))
7) K. Räikkönen, Ferrari, 1’25.244 (+0.700 (13 Laps))
8) S. Pérez, Force India 1’25.515 (+0.971 (14 Laps))
9) M. EricssonSauber/Ferrari1’25.6921.14817
10) R. Grosjean, Lotus, 1’25.747 (+1.203 (8 Laps))
11) F. Nasr, Sauber (1’25.912 (+1.368 (17 Laps))
12) N. Hülkenberg, Force India, 1’26.141 (+1.597 (13 Laps))
13) F. Alsonso, McLaren, 1’26.632 (+2.088 (9 Laps))
14) J. Button, McLaren, 1’26.750 (+2.206 (14 Laps))
15) W. Stevens, Marussia, 1’28.123 (+3.579 (13 Laps))
16) M. Verstappen, Toro Rosso, 1’28.215 (+3.671 (25 Laps))
17) D. Kvyat, Red Bull, 1’28.591 (+4.047 (10 Laps))
18) C. Sainz, Toro Rosso, 1’28.628 (+4.084 (23 Laps))
19) R. Merhi, Marussia, 1‘29.117 (+4.573 (11 Laps))
20) D. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1’29.900 (+5.356 (7 Laps))

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