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Formula 1 in the live ticker: The 3rd free practice at the GP of France

3. Free practice - current status:

1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 1: 30.159 minutes
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) +0.041 seconds
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) +0.959 seconds
4th Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) +1.383 seconds

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1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 162 points
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 133
3rd Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) - 100th
4. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) - 88
5. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) - 72

Live Coverage:

12:46 pm: Lewis Hamilton in the middle sector faster than Mercedes teammate Valtteri Botta, The World Champion does not quite reach the record of the Finn with 1: 30.200 minutes. But the Silver Arrows restrain their muscles and keep Ferrari at a distance.

12:42 pm: While Sebastian Vettel screwed in the box at his seat, bangs Valtteri Botta the next best time on the tarmac. 1: 30.159 minutes for the "flying Finn" who can handle this course best. This Vettel is now 1.383 seconds behind the top. That's in Formula One worlds.

12:39 pm: Ferrari builds Sebastian Vettel at his request, a new seat and a new belt. You do not have that every day. Apparently the Heppenheimer did not feel well in the seat. But why does he notice that now? Anyway, Vettel is back in his F1 car and right back on the track.

12:35 clock: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) continues to struggle. The four-time world champion just does not want to get rolling. He lacks more than half a second to the current record of Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes. This will not please the Heppenheimer, who recently married his longtime girlfriend Hanna.

12:28 pm: New record through Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who races past the start and finish under the watchful eye of Toto Wolff. Only one lap later it's teammate again Valtteri Botta, which comes in 1: 30,853 minutes in the Silver Arrow. The fast Finn feels extremely well on the 5.842 km long track.

12:22 pm: Now it's going to blow. Both Mercedes and both Ferrari are on the track. Valtteri Botta stay ahead. Behind it rank Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari). All four top pilots in less than 0.4 seconds. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) is fifth with 1.034 seconds behind.

12.19 clock: Nico Hulkenberg getting better and better in driving. The Renault driver sits in the time table to the top in front of Lando Norris in McLaren. 1: 32.417 for the German. But Hulkenberg leads only briefly, because Valtteri Botta (Mercedes) pulverizes the time of "Hulk" with 1: 31,383 minutes.

12.13 clock: Now it wants Nico Hulkenberg know in the Renault. The German has complete freedom and crosses the start / finish line in 1: 33.720 minutes. He is just under a second slower than front-runner Kwjat in Toro Rosso. Meanwhile, teammates since Daniel Ricciardo with 1: 32.690 minutes the fastest time.

12:09: First best time by the Russians Daniil Kwyat, The Toro Rosso driver comes in 1: 33.398 minutes. Robert Kubica in Williams is 2.434 seconds slower. In comparison, Valtteri Bottas was 1: 30.937 minutes on Friday and thus Bester.

12:04: While Kimi Raikkonen In Alfa Romeo is also on the track, trudged Valtteri Bottas at this moment through the catacombs in the box to his Mercedes. The Silver Arrow pilot is in no hurry to climb in his Formula 1 cars. He still has more than 55 minutes to test his Mercedes in 3rd free practice.

12.00: Let's start with the 3rd Free Practice for the Grand Prix of France. With Romain Grosjean (Haas F1) and Lando Norris (McLaren), the first two drivers go straight to the track. The conditions are excellent. In bright sunshine, the pilots turn their opening lap on the fast track in Le Castellet.

11.50 am: In a few minutes it starts. Then can Sebastian Vettel let out his frustration on the track and give full throttle. Is it enough against the strong silver arrows? Let's see, because Valtteri Botta us Lewis Hamilton have left a strong impression in the opening session on Friday. Mercedes still plays in a different league than the Scuderia.

11:32: The technical updates to the Ferrari SF90 by Sebastian Vettel have not shown the necessary success in the fight against Mercedes. "Things are not going well yet, we are not satisfied," admits the Heppenheimer. The 31-year-old and his team-mate Charles Leclerc's gap to the Silver Arrows was considerable in the opening training at 0.3 to a second.

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11:24: After the FIA ​​decision against Vettel Ferrari is "very upset and disappointed," said team boss Mattia Binotto. "It's a pity, for the people who sit on the track or on television, it's just stupid," complained Vettel. But he also reminds us: "We have to continue."

11:08: Sebastian Vettel has a black Friday behind him, where on and off the track was little to desire. In 1st and 2nd free practice Vettel was slower than Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton (both Mercedes). And in the sports judges, the Scuderia failed with the request for revision of the time penalty, the Vettel had recently tasted the victory in Canada.

More on this topic: Decision made: Vettel does not get back Canada victory

11.00 clock: Hello and welcome to the live ticker on FOCUS Online. From 12.00 clock starts the third free practice for the Grand Prix of France. We are live for you!

In the video - Vettel's frustration is understandable, but the problems are once again homemade

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