The German driver Nico Rosberg won the third free practice session of the Brazilian Grand Prix for pole in front of his team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) set the fastest time of the weekend during the third and final free practice session of the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday morning, and thus resumed his hand against his teammate and rival for the title, Lewis Hamilton.
During a lively session because of weather conditions and a wet track, Rosberg, who had remained behind Hamilton on Friday, expected to sign the final minutes, the soft tires the fastest lap in 1 minute 11 seconds 740 / 1000e. Or 93 thousandths of a second better Hamilton.
Adding Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari, and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) then the top five drivers were grouped into a handkerchief: three-tenths of a second, bodes well for the qualifications set from 14:00 local (French 17.00), but were likely to be disrupted by rain.
As the sun and the heat of the day gave way to overcast skies and intermittent drizzle, Red Bull, with Daniel Ricciardo, Williams, with his two drivers, Renault and McLaren rounded out the Top 10 of this rehearsal.
The session was very shortened for the Swede Marcus Ericsson (one lap), the Ferrari engine of his Sauber to be replaced before this afternoon. As for the French man, Romain Grosjean, he left the track after “lost control” of his car, “no reason”, he said on his radio board.