HIGHLIGHTS: Watch all the key moments from final practice for the Russian GP


Lewis Hamilton had an uncharacteristically scruffy set of Friday practice sessions in Sochi, but whatever changes he made to his car overnight seemed to do the trick as he topped the time sheets in FP3 for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.

His Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas had been quickest in both FP1 and FP2, but the Finn had to settle for second in final practice, with Hamilton almost eight tenths of a second faster when the session finished.

FP3 REPORT: Hamilton puts in stunning lap to top final practice in Sochi ahead of Bottas and Sainz

Behind the Silver Arrows, Carlos Sainz was an impressive third quickest for McLaren, followed by Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen, in what looks like a super-tight midfield battle in Sochi this weekend.

Tap play in the video above to see all the action from the final practice session before qualifying gets underway this afternoon.


Coming Up

Coming Up

OpinionF1 Unlocked

PALMER: Hamilton’s Silverstone win was a masterclass – and he should be right in the mix in Hungary too