Vettel tops final practice for Hungary GP

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG GP in action

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG GP in action

Bottas and Mercedes hit back from a disappointing Friday by lapping just 0.059 seconds slower than Vettel, but it was a messy morning for the champion team.

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 auto 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.

"It's great for the team to have a one-two", added Hamilton.

"The Ferraris have been quicker all weekend and we were just trying to be close to them, but then the heavens opened", he said after the session.

Hamilton thrived in the wet.

Vettel's Ferrari had been fastest in Friday and Saturday practice, with track record times.

"It looks like in the wet conditions we aren't as confident as we are in the dry", said the German, whose team are mourning the death of former chairman Sergio Marchionne with flags flown at half mast.

"I think we should go to the garage", he said. So not only to be far down in the pack but also you needed to get that first lap in and Stroll spun right in front of me so I had to abort that lap. To keep it together, everyone is just so passionate, my engineers and my mechanics, everyone is just so positive so to get a 1-2 particularly when we knew we probably would not get pole here in the dry.

Qualifying follows later on Saturday with the Hungarian Grand Prix, the last before a four-week mid-season break, taking place on Sunday.

Haas' Kevin Magnussen rounded out the top 10, while Fernando Alonso split Toro Rosso pair Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley, the latter spinning through the final corner in the last minutes of action.

The Australian was just 0.079 seconds quicker than Vettel but was running on a harder tyre than the German.

The Briton has won five times previously at the Hungaroring, but never in a year in which he has gone on to take the championship.

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