2014 British Formula 1 Grand Prix - Third free practice

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11:01
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Lotus drivers Maldonado and Grosjean follow in third and fourth
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Vettel stays fastest, narrowly ahead of Red Bull team-mate Ricciardo
11:00
The chequered flag comes out
11:00
Sutil breaks the trend, moving up to fifth position
10:59
Not many improvements coming in the closing stages
10:56
Replays reveal that the part flew off Sutil's car
10:54
It looks as though it is just off the racing line
10:54
There is a piece of bodywork sitting on the circuit shortly before the first corner
10:51
10:51
Just five cars on track as we enter the final 10 minutes
10:47
With Bianchi's car cleared, the track is green once more
10:46
Replays show the previous moment for Sutil, which could easily have resulted in the same impact
10:45
He is unharmed and out of the car, but his mechanics will have work to do before qualifying
10:43
The Marussia driver ran straight on at Stowe
10:43
Bianchi has hit the barriers
10:42
Sutil goes off track at Stowe, but continues without major drama
10:41
DRS has been disabled due to the conditions
10:40
This could put an end to any lap time improvements
10:40
The rain is getting heavier once more
10:37
Maldonado improves to P3, ahead of Lotus team-mate Grosjean
10:36
Vettel usurps team-mate Ricciardo by a tenth
10:35
Grosjean quickly brushes aside his wild moment to go second
10:33
He was lucky to avoid contact with the pit wall...
10:33
The Lotus driver got over the exit kerb, causing his car to snap to the right
10:32
Grosjean has a spin exiting the final corner
10:31
Button is up to third, just behind team-mate Magnussen
10:30
Ricciardo goes quickest on 1:52.631
10:28
10:28
It is very much Intermediate weather now
10:28
Just eight times on the board as we approach the halfway mark of the session
10:24
Magnussen moves clear with a 1:54.092
10:24
Kvyat is half a tenth back in second position
10:24
The Frenchman has found more time, clocking a 1:54.602
10:23
Replays show Vergne running wildly wide through the final corner
10:21
Vergne improves by four thousandths of a second next time around
10:20
Kvyat reports that his car balance is "on the nose" and that it is "very hard to drive"
10:19
Vergne lowers the early benchmark to 1:55.236
10:18
The Caterhams have been joined on track by the Toro Rosso drivers
10:16
Fellow Caterham driver Kobayashi slots into second position
10:16
Ericsson posts the first time of the session, lapping in 1:57.091
10:14
It's extremely slippery out there, with further rain falling
10:14
A huge slide for Ericsson as he tackles Stowe corner
10:13
Hamilton runs through the pit lane once more, stopping at the end to complete a practice start
10:11
Plenty of cheers from the grandstands as he travels around the circuit
10:10
Only a short visit for Hamilton, as he heads back out
10:09
Hamilton and Alonso return to the pits, leaving Rosberg alone on track
10:08
Plenty of work going on in the Williams garage, with the front wing detached from Massa's car
10:07
Moments after we mention the Briton, he departs his garage
10:06
Hamilton is the only driver yet to head out
10:04
Button opts against completing the lap and returns to the pits
10:04
He's treading very carefully out there
10:03
Button heads straight onto a timed lap
10:03
Drivers will be wary of over-working their tyres in these conditions
10:02
"There are some dry patches," reports Button
10:01
The track has gradually dried up this morning, helped by GP3 qualifying
10:01
It looks as though most drivers are on the Intermediate tyres
10:01
Plenty more drivers heading out for early install laps
10:00
Sutil is the first driver out in his Sauber
10:00
The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane and the session begins!
09:58
Meanwhile, humidity is registering at 90 per cent
09:57
Air and track temperatures are sitting at 16°C and 21°C ahead of the session
09:54
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09:53
The first area comes between Turns 5 and 6, with the second following on the Hangar Straight
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place
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As mentioned, though, these compounds are unlikely to be used in this session
09:52
As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Medium and Hard tyres to Silverstone
09:52
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was best of the rest, seven tenths adrift of Hamilton
09:51
On Friday, Lewis Hamilton set the pace ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg
09:51
And with more rain due, both FP3 and qualifying look set to be extremely wet
09:50
Heavy rain overnight and through the morning has soaked the circuit
09:49
Hello and welcome to live text coverage of final practice for the British Grand Prix!