Bahrain Grand Prix: Mercedes quickest in final practice

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to dominate the new Formula One season by setting the pace in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Reported by: Associated Press
Last updated on Saturday, 05 April, 2014 19:03 IST
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Sakhir: Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to dominate the new Formula One season by setting the pace in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, while world champion Sebastian Vettel had a rare session-ending spin. (Racecentre)

Hamilton, who won last weekend in Malaysia, was quickest with a time of 1 minute, 35.324 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit, while his teammate and championship leader Rosberg was just one tenth of a second off that pace.

The best of the rest was Force India's Sergio Perez, half a second off Hamilton's time, ahead of Williams pair Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa.

Vettel ran wide onto a kerb, lost grip and spun backwards into a gravel trap, costing him any running on the softer tyre.

Story first published on: Saturday, 05 April 2014 17:56 IST

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