Hungarian GP FP3 2020 - Mercedes and Racing Point continue to dominate.
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In the final practice session before qualifying, Valtteri Bottas managed to put the car top, followed closely by his teammate Lewis Hamilton, with the in form Racing Point of Sergio Perez taking third place ahead of the Ferraris and Red Bulls.

Mixed Fortunes

Following on from yesterday's showing in FP1 and FP2 the Racing Point cars of Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll have continued to show promise at the Hungaroring, with many suggesting that they may actually be the second best car on track.

In a stark contrast Red Bull seemed to struggle in this session, with Max Verstappen finishing the session in 6th place and Alex Albon finishing 12th, over a second behind Valtteri Bottas in the top spot. The synopsis was that the cars lacked a degree of downforce heading through the corners, which was apparent when Verstappen span his car through the esses section on a flying lap.

Williams going strong 

After breaking out of Q1 for the first time last weekend at the Styrian GP, Williams put in a promising performance this session, which could suggest another venture into Q2. Nicholas Latifi was in the middle of the times for the large majority of the session, however fell off towards the end, finishing a fraction of a second behind the Alfa Romeo of Kimi Raikkonen.

George Russell went one better than that however, finishing the session in 14th position, above both Alfa Romeos and Haas cars, proving that the Williams may be on the up with the right set up.

Hungarian GP - FP3 Final Standings 

  1. Valtteri Bottas - 1:15.437
  2. Lewis Hamilton +0.042
  3. Sergio Perez +0.161
  4. Charles Leclerc +0.344
  5. Lance Stroll +0.594
  6. Max Verstappen +0.647
  7. Lando Norris +0.756
  8. Sebastian Vettel +0.914
  9. Pierre Gasly +1.016
  10. Daniel Ricciardo +1.071
  11. Carlos Sainz +1.108
  12. Alex Albon +1.145
  13. Esteban Ocon +1.269
  14. George Russell +1.410
  15. Romain Grosjean +1.429
  16. Kevin Magnussen +1.649
  17. Danill Kvyat +1.855
  18. Antonio Giovinazzi +2.059
  19. Kimi Raikkonen +2.090
  20. Nicholas Latifi +2.213
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