Nico Rosberg tops standings in third practice

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP prepares to drive during practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on March 14, 2014
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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg records the fastest time during the third practice session ahead of Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg has gotten the better of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton during the third and final practice session ahead of the German Grand Prix.

The pair shared the honours on Friday, but it was Rosberg, who leads the Championship by four points, who was more than half a second faster on Saturday morning.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso ended the session in third place, with Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas in fourth and fifth respectively.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo recorded the seventh fastest time, while teammate and 2013 world champion Sebastian Vettel was ninth.

Full standings:

1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
4. Felipe Massa (Williams)
5. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
6. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
7. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
8. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
9. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
10. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
11. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
12. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
13. Jenson Button (McLaren)
14. Sergio Perez (Force India)
15. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
16. Romain Grosjean (Lotus Renault)
17. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
18. Pastor Maldonado (Lotus Renault)
19. Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
20. Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)
21. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)
22. Max Chilton (Marussia)

Lewis Hamilton during a practice session for the German GP on July 18, 2014
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