2014 Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Third free practice

06:02
We will be back for qualifying at 4pm local time (GMT +8)
06:01
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06:01
Hulkenberg follows in fifth, with Ricciardo, Alonso, Massa, Bottas and Perez completing the top ten
06:01
Raikkonen is almost a second back in third position, with Vettel fourth
06:00
Rosberg remains on top, just ahead of team-mate Hamilton
06:00
The chequered flag comes out at Sepang
05:59
Grosjean takes a trip through the Turn 11 gravel trap
05:58
Meanwhile, Magnussen is out of his McLaren
05:58
The Japanese driver has completed just seven laps so far today
05:58
Lots of work going on in the Caterham garage, with Kobayashi's car up on jacks
05:56
Ricciardo slots into fifth position
05:56
Hulkenberg moves up to fourth
05:54
Replays show Hamilton and Raikkonen getting a little close when entering the pits
05:52
Ricciardo is told that drivers are finding 1.5 seconds on the Medium tyres
05:51
Gutierrez joins his fellow Mexican in the top six
05:50
Perez moves up to fifth in the Force India
05:45
Hamilton goes second, two tenths adrift of Rosberg
05:43
Rosberg posts a 1:39.008 to retake P1
05:41
Raikkonen goes fastest with a 1:40.156
05:40
Alonso moves up to second with his first timed lap on the softer rubber
05:40
Rosberg and the Ferraris have switched to the Medium compound tyre
05:37
"Sure, I got a bit carried away," is the relaxed response
05:37
"We think you're applying too much brake pressure at Turn 4," Ricciardo is told over the radio
05:34
When the Lotus is running, it is clearly a handful
05:35
Maldonado runs wide at the first corner, shortly before team-mate Grosjean
05:31
Magnussen, who recently pitted amid engine trouble, is the only driver yet to post a time
05:31
Moments later, Ricciardo goes fourth in the sister RB10
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Vettel goes sixth with his first time of the day
05:28
05:28
Mercedes currently 1-2 at the top of the timesheets
05:28
Hulkenberg is another driver unhappy with the balance of his car
05:27
Hamilton clocks a 1:40.552 to go quickest
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That will be concerning for the McLaren engineers
05:27
"Very poor rear grip in the low speed corners," is Button's latest radio message
05:24
Replays show Hamilton running wide at Turn 4
05:24
Here's a look at the current top ten: ROS, HAM, RAI, BOT, ALO, VER, PER, MAS, HUL, KVY
05:23
He appears to be unhappy about his positioning
05:23
"We need to talk about my seat," says Hamilton over the radio
05:21
Rosberg usurps his team-mate with a 1:40.946
05:21
Hamilton takes the top spot on 1:41.246
05:20
Moments later, Bottas splits the Ferraris
05:19
Alonso up to second, making it a Ferrari 1-2
05:19
"I've got a problem with the engine," reports Magnussen, who is now crawling back to the pits
05:18
A 1:41.835 puts him a second clear of Massa
05:18
Raikkonen goes quickest, despite a lock-up at the final corner
05:19
Kvyat jumps to second, with Sutil third
05:15
Massa moves to the front with a 1:42.855
05:15
"It's very, very low grip out here," says Caterham driver Ericsson
05:15
Red Bull mechanics are tinkering with the offending sticker
05:13
"There's something loose on the right-hand side of the top cover. It looks more like a sticker than anything else," reports Vettel, who duly returns to the pits
05:11
Maldonado posts the first time of the session, lapping in 1:49.882
05:10
05:09
Lotus duo Grosjean and Maldonado are out for their second runs of the day
05:08
As Ricciardo comes back in, Vettel departs
05:07
He completes a practice start before taking to an empty track
05:07
Ricciardo heads out for the first time today
05:06
The track falls silent as Hamilton pits
05:03
Just the Red Bulls of Vettel and Ricciardo yet to appear
05:01
Plenty of drivers follow for early install laps
05:00
Ericsson is the first driver out in his Caterham
05:00
The green light is switched on at the end of the pit lane and we're underway in FP3
04:56
Air and track temperatures are sitting at 31°C and 49°C respectively
04:52
The first area comes along the back straight, with the second following on the pit straight
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There are also two DRS zones in place, controlled by separate detection lines
04:52
Remember, Pirelli has brought its Medium (White) and Hard (Orange) tyres to Malaysia
04:50
Now the drivers have one more hour of tweaking time before qualifying
04:48
Nico Rosberg was the man in charge for Mercedes on Friday, edging out Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel and team-mate Lewis Hamilton
04:48
It's another hot and humid day at Sepang, with rain a threat later on
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of final practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix!