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Published: 11:45 | 27/8/16

Raikkonen quickest in final practice


Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was quickest in final practice of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was second fastest, followed by Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari.

Raikkonen clocked a time of 1m47.974s on the super-softs late in the session, 0.215 seconds quicker than Ricciardo.

Ricciardo's team-mate Max Verstappen, who was fastest on Friday afternoon, managed only two laps on Saturday before his session was curtailed by a gearbox problem.

World champion Lewis Hamilton was fifth, while team-mate Nico Rosberg finished seventh, 0.107secs slower than his Mercedes team-mate.

Hamilton will start from the back of the grid on Sunday, following three engine changes and tyre problems in the summer heat of Spa.

The Briton has been handed a 55-place grid penalty, but crucially has now amassed a pool of systems to use for the rest of the season.

Williams' Valtteri Bottas was fourth quickest, with Force India's Nico Hulkenberg sixth, Williams' Felipe Massa eighth and Sergio Perez of Force India and Haas' Romain Grosjean completing the top 10.

McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who was 11th fastest, has a 35-place penalty while Sauber's Marcus Ericsson has a 10-place penalty.

Esteban Gutierrez has been given a five-place grid penalty for impeding Pascal Wehrlein in third practice. The stewards decided to take no action against Kevin Magnussen following an incident with Sebastian Vettel.

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