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Hamilton leads 3rd practice for Belgian GP, Vettel last
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton led the third and final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday. The Formula One champion was 0.23 seconds faster than Renault's Esteban Ocon and 0.39 quicker than McLaren's Lando Norris. While Hamilton will be aiming for a record-extending 93rd pole position, things are going from terrible to abysmal for Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel had the slowest time of the 20 drivers — a humbling experience for the four-time F1 champion — while teammate Charles Leclerc did little better with 17th place.
Sebastian Vettel had a serious accident in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc prevents worse with a maneuver.
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The German hit the cordon after a spin, but immediately gave the all-clear via radio when asked by the Ferrari command post because of possible injuries.
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Vettel shortly afterwards even cleared his front wing himself, which was on the track on. Charles Leclerc, who was driving behind Vettel, was able to avoid the premature double-off for Ferrari with a quick evasive maneuver.
"Oh my god, that was damn close", the Monegasse radioed to the team.Vettel: "I made a mistake"
Vettel,in free practice with seventh place, explained to Sky : "I knew that I had to make up a lot of time. I didn't feel good in the first sector . I decided to take a little more risk, then made a mistake and lost the car. " The Heppenheimer starts from 15th place in races.
Qualifying had to be interrupted by Vettel after the crash in order to remove the debris from the track. A short time later it was over for Leclerc anyway, he was eliminated in Q2 in eleventh place.
world champion Lewis Hamilton, on the other hand, saved himself in the last second in Q3 - and in the end again grabbed pole position.
Rosberg warns Wolff exit may mark downturn for Mercedes and Hamilton .
Nico Rosberg has warned that if Toto Wolff quits as Mercedes chief it could have an effect on Lewis Hamilton's future and mark a downturn for the team. Hamilton's future has been surrounded by speculation while Wolff has declined to confirm he will remain as team boss at Mercedes next year. - Vettel rear end problem -Rosberg also suggested that fellow-German and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel will have a good opportunity to rebuild his career and reputation at Aston Martin next year after losing confidence in a car that did not suit him at Ferrari."These cars are much more nervous than we've ever seen," he explained.