Hello and welcome to ESPN's coverage of third and final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
There was an almighty storm overnight in Sao Paulo but it's dry this morning.
To recap on yesterday, Nico Rosberg topped both practice sessions. Remember if he gets pole this afternoon he will win the first FIA pole trophy, one of the new additions to 2014. Though I'm sure that's the least of his ambitions at the moment - it's all about the world championship.
@RishabhBhardwaj: It's just a slightly different take on it from 'who do you think will be world champion' - because that's complete guess work. There's at least opinion driving people's answer to it.
@Thunder: I think it's a valid point because of the artificial nature of the final race.
The clock is nearly ready to start here at Interlagos. Just the hour for this session, remember.
@kishankalariya: Kvyat will still have to serve the remaining places of his grid penalty from Austin. If my memory serves correctly he will drop back six places in this race.
The clock is ticking and it's Bottas who emerges from the garage first. Williams team-mate Massa heads out to large cheers from the crowd.
Rosberg ventures out on track, hoping to top his third session of the weekend so far.
@michaeldsouza: I'm not sure, in practice lots of teams run different things and fuel loads in preparation for the race. Take Williams on Fridays, for example. Putting points into the mix would ruin that for the teams and devalue the race slightly.
Rosberg nails a practice start at the end of the pit lane, with team-mate Hamilton waiting patiently behind him.
Installation laps are being completed here in the opening stages, where the drivers work through various settings out on track before returning to the pits.
@Salman: Nope, I think his comments meant how they sounded. I don't think he sees the point in going to a team that can guarantee wins at this stage in his career when there are opportunities outside of F1.
@@gaurav_243: I think if Hamilton can hook a lap together in this session we will have a better indication, but Rosberg is in really fine form on Saturdays so I'll go with him.
Vergne sets the initial benchmark, a 1:16.638.
@WL: Their race pace looked very good yesterday, up there with Mercedes with Williams not rally showing anything. But we always see Williams on a different run plan on Fridays to everyone else, so we'll get a better indication in this session. I'm predicting Ricciardo and Bottas to slug it out for the final position on the podium.
Hamilton and Rosberg's first laps on the medium tyre are down on Vergne's time, to be expected at the beginning of their stint.