2014 Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Third free practice

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Welcome to live text coverage of final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix!
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The weather has improved overnight and we're all set for more track action
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Lewis Hamilton was the man in charge on Friday, leading the way from Mercedes team-mate and current championship leader Nico Rosberg
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With Ferrari's Fernando Alonso a second back in third, it looks as though it will be a battle between the Silver Arrows duo this weekend
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft (Red) and Soft (Yellow) tyres to Spielberg
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place
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The first comes along the main straight, with the second between the Remus and Schlossgold corners
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The green light switches on at the end of the pit lane and FP3 begins!
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Maldonado is the first to leave the pits but stops to complete a practice start
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Sutil darts around him and heads out on track
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Plenty of drivers lapping in the early stages
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All cars on the Soft tyres at the moment
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Perez brings his car back in after an install lap
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The Force India driver still drops five places on the Austrian Grand Prix grid, after stewards upheld his penalty for clashing with Massa in canada
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Button is the only driver yet to leave the pit lane
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Magnussen is the first driver to post a time, lapping in 1:16.696
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Button, meanwhile, is now strapped into his cockpit and almost ready to go
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Rosberg moves to the front with a high 1m12s lap
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Magnussen improves to retake the top spot
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Rosberg is six tenths back in second, with Hamilton third
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Replays show Magnussen locking up heavily at Turn 2
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Magnussen lowers the benchmark to 1:10.998
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Maldonado runs off the track at the first corner
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Button reports that he has no engine braking
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The Briton is told to change a setting on his steering wheel
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He now returns to the pits, with plenty of fire extinguishers at the ready
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Massa now fastest on 1:10.952
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Sutil says he is struggling with the front of his car
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Replays show the German running wide at Turn 2
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Bottas slots behind his team-mate to make it a Williams 1-2
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Bottas edges ahead of Massa for P1
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After improvements from both Williams drivers, Bottas stays in front
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Alonso moves up to third for Ferrari
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We're yet to see the Super Softs as we approach the halfway mark
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Lots of work being carried out at the rear of Button's car
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It looks like the former World Champion's session is over
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Ricciardo is warned about his line through Turn 8, after running wide
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Rosberg puts Mercedes back on top with a 1:10.058
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Ricciardo runs wide again, but this time to avoid a pitting Force India
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We're into the final 15 minutes of the session
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Hulkenberg is the first driver out on Super Softs
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Chilton is stuck in the garage with a technical problem
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Alonso, who has also switched to Options, is up to second
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Hulkenberg could only improve from P7 to P6
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Almost all drivers out on the softer rubber now
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Replays show Perez running wildly over the grass at the exit of the final corner
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Bottas goes quickest on 1:10.008, half a tenth ahead of Alonso
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Massa moves one tenth clear on 1:09.901
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Rosberg splits the Williams drivers
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Hamilton makes his move, going fastest with a 1:09.898
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Kobayashi has spun out at the final corner
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The Caterham driver avoids the barriers and gets going again
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Replays show him simply losing the rear end
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The chequered flag is waved and FP3 concludes
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Still some drivers completing final laps
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Bottas jumps to the top of the timesheets
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He finishes half a tenth ahead of Hamilton, with team-mate Massa third
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Stay tuned to the website for a full report, plus the latest news and photos
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We will be back for qualifying at 2pm local time (GMT +2)