Sebastian Vettel's mistakes are letting Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes off the hook

Image AFP  Andrej Isakovic

Image AFP Andrej Isakovic

Having been second in the opening practice session, Vettel hit the front as the majority of the field used the ultrasoft tire and posted a 1m16.834s.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was fastest in final practice on Saturday for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix with Daniel Ricciardo finishing fifth.

Hamilton's decision to back off came when he made a mistake in the final corner, while the championship leader also had a notable moment at the high-speed Turn 4, catching a big slide and gesturing inside the cockpit that he'd gotten away with what could have been a costly off.

Verstappen, however, was just seven hundredths of a second down on Vettel to suggest that Red Bull could take the fight to Ferrari this weekend.

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Mannion said that they should have between 35 to 55 feet (11 to 17 meters) long and he thinks that they were moving slowly most of the time.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who were running in second and third place, respectively, when Vettel crashed, finished the race in second and third, as they came into the pits during the safety vehicle period while Hamilton, who was running in fourth when Vettel crashed, stayed out on the track to inherit the race lead before going on to win.

Behind the top three, with Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in sixth, Haas driver Romain Grosjean was best of the rest, jumping ahead of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg at the end of the session.

On another sweltering morning at the Hungaroring, where the track temperature was 58 degrees Celsius and the air 32, Ferrari was swift to set the pace with Raikkonen leading the way.

Mercedes duo Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas both suffered spins, the former complaining of no grip and the latter even clipping the wall.

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