2017 British Formula 1 Grand Prix - Third free practice

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We will be back for qualifying at 13:00 local time!
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11:00
Now all eyes will be on the weather ahead of qualifying...
11:00
Hamilton finishes on top, just ahead of Vettel and Bottas
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Chequered flag - FP3 concludes
11:00
Ericsson is another to spin, losing control at Club
10:59
Replays show him spinning out of the final corner
10:59
Cameras cut to Ricciardo moving slowly on the pit straight
10:58
Plenty more drivers are on track, sampling the conditions
10:56
Yes, is the answer! Verstappen heads out on Intermediates
10:54
Will anybody else sample the wet track in the final 10 minutes?
10:53
Just a brief run as he cruises back to the pit lane
10:52
Vandoorne has gone back out on the Intermediate tyre
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All drivers are back in the pit lane
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It's very slippery out there now!
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Replays show Verstappen going off at Brooklands
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10:43
As drivers head back to the pits, let's take another look at those sparks...
10:42
Stroll backs off from a lap as the umbrellas go up...
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It looks as though the rain is getting slightly heavier now
10:40
Vandoorne reports "bad shifts" and "no power" over the radio
10:39
A few more drops of rain on the onboard cameras...
10:37
Alonso goes tenth, just behind team-mate Vandoorne
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Verstappen has yet to post a lap on the Super Soft tyre
10:37
Top 10 update: HAM, VET, BOT, RAI, HUL, RIC, VER, MAS, VAN, OCO
10:36
Palmer goes 11th, the best part of a second adrift of team-mate Hulkenberg
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He could find himself at the sharp-end of the grid with the penalties for Bottas and Ricciardo...
10:33
Hulkenberg is up to fifth, ahead of the Red Bull pair
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Also plenty of sparks coming from Ricciardo's car through Becketts
10:31
Bottas has made a small lap time improvement, but stays third
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Raikkonen is fourth, just under a second off the pace
10:29
He went purple in S1 and S2, but ran slightly wide at Stowe
10:29
Vettel goes P2, just 0.032s down on Hamilton!
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Bottas' lap is 0.151s slower than Hamilton's
10:27
Hamilton pumps in a 1:28.063!
10:25
Hamilton and Bottas are now on the Super Soft rubber
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Mercedes and Ferrari has sent its drivers back out
10:24
Hamilton described that section as the "greatest rollercoaster ride ever" after Friday practice: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/355837/hamilton-enjoys-greatest-rollercoaster-ride/
10:24
Some hefty kerbs to deal with, at very high speed...
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Palmer has a moment through Becketts - his car bounced all over the place
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He took to the run-off and continued his run
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Replays show Grosjean's car snapping away at Stowe
10:21
Mercedes and Red Bull used Softs for those initial runs, while Ferrari ran Super Softs
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Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are all back in the pits
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"It's started to rain," comments Raikkonen
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That's just under a tenth quicker than Bottas
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Hamilton goes quickest with a 1:28.747
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Hamilton is a couple of tenths back, while Vettel has cut the gap
10:10
Bottas improves to a 1:28.827 up front
10:08
Raikkonen goes third, just ahead of Vettel
10:07
Plenty of sparks being kicked up by Vettel's car through Becketts!
10:07
Vettel (Super Softs) slots into third, clocking a low 1m30s
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Bottas (also Softs) moves ahead on a 1:29.393
10:05
Bottas topped Friday's running with a 1:28.496 on Super Softs
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It's just over a second away from Bottas' day-one benchmark
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Hamilton kicks off a Soft tyre run in the 1m29s bracket
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Ericsson is the early leader with a 1:32.795 on Super Softs
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Plenty more emerge, to get early slick running in
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Wehrlein is the first driver out on track
10:00
Green light! FP3 is underway
09:59
And this is despite a grid penalty!
09:59
Coats and rain macs are out in force, amid the dark clouds...
09:58
For reference, air and track temperatures are 15°C and 20°C
09:57
Most drivers are now strapped into their cars and ready to go
09:54
Renault is, of course, celebrating its 40th F1 anniversary this weekend
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We can also see the big patches of rain on the radar screens...
09:52
Ricciardo and Verstappen are running through final checks with their engineers
09:49
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09:47
There are two DRS zones in place, the first coming on the Wellington Straight, and the second following on the Hangar Straight
09:45
But, as outlined, we could see the wet-weather compounds today...
09:45
As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres here
09:44
You can find both stories on the main page of our website
09:43
And another gearbox-related penalty was confirmed this morning, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo suffering the same fate
09:43
However, an unscheduled gearbox change means Bottas will take a five-place grid penalty for the race, denting his chances
09:42
Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes set the pace in both of Friday's sessions, a chunk ahead of main rivals Ferrari and Red Bull
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For qualifiyng, it will still be overcast, but with a decreasing risk of rain
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As it stands, there's a high risk of light scattered rain through FP3
09:40
It's another overcast start to the day at Silverstone, with rain in the air...
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Welcome to live coverage of final practice for the British Grand Prix!