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Italian GP: Williams Martini One-Two in FP3

By Andrew Hooper
September 2 2017

 Williams Martini Italian GP Saturday Practice

Team Summary:
The final practice session would see heavy rain falling which would delay the start of the session. Everyone was coming out on full wet tyres and most would pit after an exploratory lap. Sainz would set the first time with a 1m:42.973. There was a lot of spray and standing water in places making the conditions difficult. Sainz would improve with a 1m:41.515, twenty seconds slower than that in the dry. Only three cars had yet to come out and this including both Williams. Ericsson was now second ahead of Kvyat. Drivers were been told to not take risks. Hulkenberg would go quickest with a 1m:41.491.

After their first runs the Williams drivers were first and second with drivers limiting themselves to runs of only a few laps. Both Williams drivers would pit and after only fifteen minutes the practice session would come to an end with only seven drivers setting a time.

Felipe Massa:
Felipe would be the first Williams to come out also on the full wet tyre. Felipe would complete his timed lap setting a 1m:42.196 to be third. Felipe would continue his run and would set a 1m:40.660 to be quickest. He would pit after a four lap run.

Lance Stroll:
Lance would follow his team-mate out also on the full wet tyre. Lance would also set a time with a 1m:42.569 to be fourth behind his team-mate and he would also improve on his next lap with a 1m:40.888 to be just 0.228 behind Felipe. Lance would follow Felipe into the pits.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m40.660s - 4
2 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1m40.888s 0.228s 4
3 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m41.491s 0.831s 4
4 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m41.515s 0.855s 5
5 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m44.369s 3.709s 4
6 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m44.701s 4.041s 3
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m45.033s 4.373s 4
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault - - 1
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault - - 1
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari - - 3
11 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari - - 4
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda - - 2
13 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda - - 4
14 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari - - 1
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari - - 1
16 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes - - 2
17 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari - - 2
18 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes - - 1
19 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes - - 1
20 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes - - 1

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