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Vettel fastest in third practice for Azerbaijan GP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany sits in the team box during the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, ...
Sparks fly off the car of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany during the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in B...
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, Azerbai...
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain walks in the paddock before the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, A...
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain rides a scooter at the paddock before the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, ...
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steer their cars during the third free practice session...

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany sits in the team box during the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, ...

Sparks fly off the car of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany during the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in B...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, Azerbai...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain walks in the paddock before the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, A...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain rides a scooter at the paddock before the third free practice session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, ...

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steer their cars during the third free practice session...

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Championship leader Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in Saturday's third practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, while Sergei Sirotkin crashed heavily.

Ferrari's Vettel had lacked pace on Friday on a slippery track but was 0.361 seconds faster than the second-place Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton — his main title rival — in cool, overcast conditions.

Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari was third fastest, 0.402 seconds off Vettel's time. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was fourth but his teammate Daniel Ricciardo, fastest on Friday, was just 12th.

The low-grip conditions often forced drivers to use the runoff areas, but Sirotkin wasn't so lucky.

With 10 minutes remaining of the hour-long session, the Russian misjudged a left-hand corner and crunched his Williams into the barrier. He appeared unhurt.

Qualifying is later Saturday.


Updated : 2021-04-20 19:38 GMT+08:00