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Formula 1. The United States Grand Prix. Verstappen is the best in the third training

Формула-1. Гран-при США. Ферстаппен — лучший в третьей тренировке

Racer Red bull Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in the final free practice session at circuit of the Americas.

Before the final session of free races in the Grand Prix of the USA became aware of the fact that Russian driver Daniil Kvyat extended his contract with the team Toro Rosso for the season-2017. Thus, the option of Cuatom, which in the opinion media headed the list of candidates for a place in the Force India, vanished in four races to finish the championship.

As for the workout, it racers have made several series of circles on different tires, and then rehearsed a qualifying attempt.

Формула-1. Гран-при США. Ферстаппен — лучший в третьей тренировке

If to speak about incidents on the road, they had several. In the beginning of the session in the second to last corner in the gravel flew off the track manor racer Pascal Wehrlein, who was trying to get out of sand traps, but couldn’t. As a result, a few minute red flags and the session was continued. Then the Spaniard Carlos Sainz at Toro Rosso twice had to drive to the pits with a punctured rear tyre, and from what they were in the command is not understood and hope that the mechanics will solve this issue before training. Well, 15 minutes before the end of the workout Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari had problems with the transmission, namely in fifth gear the engine just lost power.

As for fastest laps, then there is a problem with traffic from two machines Mercedes. If Rosberg threw down his fastest lap in the third sector due to ahead going car Zauber, Hamilton and did not have time to start my quick attempt to light.

Thus, the final minutes of the final free practice session was headed by a Dutch pilot of Red bull Max Verstappen, who set a best time of the weekend – 1.36,766. The second spot is his teammate Daniel ricciardo, who lost Dutchman almost three tenths of a second.

In third place is Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari, who beat the two pilots Mercedes Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Also in the top ten included Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, Jenson button and Fernando Alonso.


Формула-1. Гран-при США. Ферстаппен — лучший в третьей тренировке