​Nico Rosberg tops Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in final Brazilian Grand Prix practice


The German, who is 19 points ahead, will be crowned champion on Sunday if he completes a hat-trick of Brazil victories following wins in 2014 and 2015.

Rosberg’s lap of 1:11.740, set on a damp circuit after persistent overnight rain, was 0.093 faster than Hamilton’s best effort, although the latter was fastest in both of Friday’s practice sessions.


Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was third quickest, 0.219 seconds off the pace, while Kimi Raikkonen and the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo sit further back, with only 0.5 seconds separating the top six.

1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)


5. Max Verstappen ( Red Bull )

6. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

7. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)

8. Jolyon Palmer ( Renault )

9. Felipe Massa (Williams)

10. Fernando Alonso ( McLaren )

11. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India )

12. Sergio Perez (Force India)

13. Kevin Magnussen (Renault)

14. Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso )

15. Romain Grosjean ( Haas)

16. Esteban Gutierrez (Haas)

17. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)

18. Jenson Button (McLaren)

19. Pascal Wehrlein ( Manor)

20. Felipe Nasr ( Sauber)

21. Esteban Ocon (Manor)

22. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)

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