Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Sepang, 2011

Hamilton sets fastest time in final practice

2011 Malaysian GP third practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Sepang, 2011
Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Sepang, 2011

Lewis Hamilton broke Mark Webber’s hold on the fastest practice times in the final session ahead of qualifying in Malaysia.

The McLaren driver’s final effort put him three-tenths of a second ahead of Webber’s Red Bull.

Hamilton was also four-tenths quicker than team mate Jenson Button, who was third.

Nick Heidfeld put Renault fourth following their problems on Friday, ahead of his team mate and the Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi and the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher completed the top ten.

Paul di Resta was one of few spinners in a largely incident-free, dry session at Sepang.

Vitantonio Liuzzi spent much of the session in the pits and only managed to get on-track in the final quarter of an hour.

More to follow

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’36.340 11
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’36.630 0.290 16
3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’36.762 0.422 14
4 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1’37.115 0.775 17
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’37.175 0.835 14
6 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’37.284 0.944 11
7 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’37.297 0.957 16
8 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’37.762 1.422 12
9 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’38.059 1.719 18
10 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’38.300 1.960 20
11 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’38.307 1.967 20
12 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’38.448 2.108 17
13 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’38.464 2.124 16
14 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’38.597 2.257 15
15 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’38.665 2.325 14
16 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’38.681 2.341 16
17 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’38.716 2.376 14
18 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’38.864 2.524 13
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’39.260 2.920 19
20 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’39.699 3.359 15
21 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’41.215 4.875 17
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’41.414 5.074 18
23 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1’43.147 6.807 6
24 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’43.383 7.043 11

Combined practice times

Pos Driver Car FP1 FP2 FP3 Total laps
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’39.316 1’37.010 1’36.340 50
2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’37.651 1’36.876 1’36.630 62
3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’40.927 1’36.881 1’36.762 60
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’41.627 1’37.090 1’37.175 62
5 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1’40.525 1’38.570 1’37.115 39
6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’40.601 1’38.583 1’37.284 61
7 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’47.932 1’39.267 1’37.297 37
8 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’40.453 1’38.089 1’37.762 65
9 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’40.872 1’39.398 1’38.059 74
10 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’39.791 1’38.088 1’38.300 75
11 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’40.646 1’38.565 1’38.307 74
12 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’41.642 1’39.603 1’38.448 75
13 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’40.734 1’39.809 1’38.464 65
14 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’40.443 1’38.968 1’38.597 71
15 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’40.115 1’38.665 45
16 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’40.581 1’39.187 1’38.681 67
17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’40.770 1’38.846 1’38.716 69
18 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’39.625 1’38.864 44
19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’44.886 1’39.260 23
20 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’41.620 1’41.890 1’39.699 55
21 Nico H???lkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’40.377 23
22 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’40.748 23
23 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’42.154 1’40.866 1’41.414 60
24 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’42.540 1’41.215 37
25 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1’45.228 1’43.991 1’43.147 40
26 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’46.267 1’43.197 1’43.383 36
27 Davide Valsecchi Lotus-Cosworth 1’44.054 18

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