Bottas outpaces Hamilton in P3, Stroll unwell

Last Updated: 10/10/20 12:13pm

Valtteri Bottas outpaced Lewis Hamilton in the only practice session ahead of Eifel GP qualifying as weather conditions improved at the Nurbugring on Saturday.

After the fog of Friday led to both the opening practice sessions being cancelled, P3 took on extra significance and led to a predictably busy session as teams crammed their preparation work for qualifying and the race into the one-hour session.

And Bottas, the race winner last time out in Russia, was into the groove faster than anyone on the stopwatch and outpaced Hamilton by just over a tenth of a second.

Ferrari have rarely been near the top of the timesheet this season but surprisingly finished with both their cars in the top five, with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel splitting Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Sebastian Vettel spins out on turn thirteen during Practice Three at the Nurburgring.

But there was only one Racing Point car in the field with Lance Stroll feeling unwell and sitting out the session.

Two months after an 11th-hour call up to replace Sergio Perez at Silverstone, Nico Hulkenberg has arrived at the Nurburgring and appears in line to now stand in for Stroll if the Canadian is ruled out of the weekend.

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