Valtteri Bottas set the pace in final practice for the Austrian GP of 2014.

Austrian Grand PrixThe Finn narrowly beat Lewis Hamilton in the free practice three, he was just 0.05secs quicker than Hamilton, who was in turn just 0.053secs clear of the second Williams of Felipe Massa.

The surprise of the session was Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat who took fourth, ahead of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

The field was tightly packed around the short lap at the challenging Red Bull Ring, with just 0.079secs covering the first four and 0.2secs the top six, the fastest Red Bull was just seventh on the team’s home circuit, in the hands of Daniel Ricciardo, who was 0.17secs quicker than his four-time world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel in 10th.

Kevin Magnussen was eighth for McLaren, with team-mate Jenson Button missing most of the session after he experienced some brake problems. Kimi Raikkonen was ninth, again struggling compared to team-mate Alonso, 0.434secs adrift of the Spaniard.

01.77 – Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:09.84822
02.44United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas1:09.89825
03.19 – Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:09.90121
04.26 – Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:09.92725
05.06Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:09.99931
06.14 Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:10.05417
07.03Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:10.39219
08.20 – Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren F11:10.44923
09.07Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1:10.48822
10.01Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:10.56221
11.27 – Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:10.68322
12.13 – Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:10.77626
13.25 – France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:11.04322
14.11 – Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1:11.10322
15.08 – France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:11.23518
16.99 – Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:11.29424
17.21 – Mexico Esteban GutierrezSauber F1 Team1:11.55823
18.17 – France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:11.84821
19.10 – Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:12.32023
20.09 – Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:12.89227
21.04 – United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:12.91514
22.22 – United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren F11:14.2374

Image: William Martini Racing