2014 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix - Third free practice

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We will be back for qualifying at 2pm local time (GMT +2)
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Stay tuned to the website for a full report plus the latest news and photos
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Ricciardo placed seventh, with Button, Maldonado and Vettel completing the top ten
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Massa took fourth, ahead of Grosjean and Ricciardo
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Alonso was best of the rest, 1.3 seconds behind Rosberg
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Rosberg this time got the better of team-mate Hamilton, who was hindered by a steering issue
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At the front, it's Mercedes leading the way once again
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Kobayashi takes a trip through the gravel on his final lap
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The chequered flag comes out to signal the end to FP3
10:59
Williams tester Susie Wolff is watching the action trackside
10:58
Replays show Maldonado running straight on at the first corner
10:57
Magnussen told that he can find time to team-mate Button through Turns 7, 8 and 9
10:56
Rosberg and Hamilton are back in the pits
10:54
Lots of cars now out on the Medium rubber
10:52
Some pit-stop practice down at Mercedes
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He's safely out of the car, with marshals working to clear it away
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The Briton simply locked up and ran straight on
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Chilton has beached it in the Turn 5 gravel trap
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He now makes his way back to the pits
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Hamilton abandons his first Medium tyre attempt
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That's a gain of around six tenths
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Rosberg improves to 1:25.887 on the Medium compound
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The Mercedes duo head out on Medium tyres
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Chilton is the next driver to slide over the Turn 9 exit kerbs
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Sutil reports that there is "something wrong" with his car
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Kobayashi runs wide at Turn 3 and narrowly avoids the gravel
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Raikkonen heads out on the softer tyres
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But he's almost one and a half seconds adrift of the lead Mercedes
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Massa now up to third for Williams
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Plenty of drivers have been caught out there this weekend
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Replays show Magnussen running wide at Turn 9
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Lotus reports that it has fixed an early issue on Grosjean's car
10:34
Vettel goes third fastest on the Option rubber
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The team has tended to limit its practice mileage so far this season
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As does Williams team-mate Bottas
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Massa heads out for the first time today
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It seems to be a major concern throughout the field...
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Hulkenberg says his rear tyres are "overheating massively"
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The German is the first driver out on Mediums
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Vettel runs slightly wide at Turn 4
10:31
He says it is a "worry" for the afternoon, when the track will be even hotter
10:30
Button reports very low rear-end grip
10:30
We've hit the halfway mark of the session
10:28
After a brief spell in the garage, Vettel heads back out
10:28
Gutierrez told to use higher gears in the slower corners
10:27
Rosberg responds and edges two tenths clear
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Despite a few mistakes, Hamilton goes top on 1:26.756
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Hamilton is back out after his car tweaks
10:25
That was a scary one for the Toro Rosso driver!
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Replays show Kvyat sliding his way through Turn 9
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That's over a second quicker than Alonso
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Rosberg takes P1 with a 1:27.057
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Meanwhile, team-mate Rosberg begins another run
10:23
Plenty of work being carried out on Hamilton's car
10:22
Replays show Raikkonen locking up and running wide at Turn 13
10:22
Friday's fastest time was the 1:25.524 set by Hamilton on Medium tyres
10:21
It's a 1:28.152 from the Spaniard
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Local hero Alonso goes fastest
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Raikkonen moves to the front on 1:28.595
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The full story is available to read on the main page of the website
10:15
There are big changes at Caterham, with Technical Director Mark Smith departing
10:14
Vettel goes second for Red Bull, with Caterham's Ericsson third
10:14
Another improvement from Magnussen, who works his way down to a 1:28.771
10:12
Magnussen improves to 1:29.115 on his latest lap
10:12
Vettel is back out as he bids to make up for lost mileage
10:11
Replays show Magnussen locking up and running wide at Turn 13
10:10
Ericsson has joined the McLaren driver on track
10:10
Magnussen posts the first time of the session, lapping in 1:29.959
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Magnussen the only driver lapping at present
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He makes his way back to the pits for checks
10:06
In the sister Mercedes, Hamilton says his steering is not straight
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But he goes on to use the device, so perhaps it was temporary
10:05
Rosberg reports that his DRS is not working
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No time for Raikkonen as he pits at the end of the lap
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Raikkonen is the first to begin a flying lap
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A successful out-in lap for the reigning World Champion
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Vettel is out in his Red Bull to check that everything is in order
10:01
All drivers on the Hard tyres at the moment
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Plenty of cars heading out early on for installation laps
10:00
Remember, the Frenchman has a 10-place grid penalty for his lost wheel in FP2
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Vergne is the first driver out for Toro Rosso
10:00
FP3 gets underway in Barcelona!
09:58
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The first comes along the back straight, with the second on the main straight
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There are also two DRS zones in place this weekend
09:49
As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Medium (White) and Hard (Orange) tyres to Spain
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He missed the entire second session as his mechanics fixed a damaged wiring loom
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Vettel will be one of those drivers, having completed just four laps yesterday
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The chasing pack will be looking to make decent progress in this final 60-minute outing
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His team-mate, Nico Rosberg, was the nearest challenger, half a second back
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Lewis Hamilton was the man in charge on Friday, dominating for Mercedes
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It's another glorious day in Spain, with clear skies and increasing temperatures
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix!