End of session premature for the Mercedes driver, out at the pif paf while he was in 4th place.
A complicated start to the day for Lewis Hamilton. While completing his fifth lap in the final free practice session, the leader of the World Cup was surprised by the braking of the pif paf. His Mercedes is mounted on the vibrator and strangely (victim of mechanical stress?) Shot straight. While there is a big clearance at this place, the five-time world champion could not recover the situation and ended up fitting his Mercedes in the wall of tires. Driver unscathed, but there will be work for his car to be ready at 15h for the start of qualifying.
At that time, the Brit was busy improving his 4th fastest time, 9 tenths of the best time and three and a half of his teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Interrupted with the red flag after a little over half an hour, the session was until then dominated by Ferrari Sebastian Vettel (1.44.657) and Charles Leclerc (1.44.789). Behind the two Mercedes, Sergio Pérez's Racing Point and Daniel Ricciardo's Renault were ranked fifth.