Lewis Hamilton goes fastest in third practice

Hamilton fastest in third practice
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Lewis Hamilton records the fastest time in third practice, edging out Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Williams's Valtteri Bottas.

Lewis Hamilton recorded the fastest time in third practice, edging out Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Williams's Valtteri Bottas.

Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg had to watch on after suffering a gearbox problem, leaving the German without a time set in practice three.

Williams's Felipe Massa finished the practice in fourth as Jenson Button finished just behind Brazilian in fifth.

Sebastian Vettel completed the top six in his Red Bull, going quicker than Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Full practice standings:

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

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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