Result: Daniel Ricciardo quickest in final practice ahead of Chinese Grand Prix

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo clocks the fastest time in the final practice session ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo has finished fastest in the final practice session ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Red Bull recorded a lap time of 1:53.958 to end the session at the top of the leaderboard above Felipe Massa and Romain Grosjean, who completed the top three in his Lotus.

Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg decided against completing a lap in wet weather as the leaders of the constructors' championship made preparations for qualifying, while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso also failed to set a time.

World champion Sebastian Vettel battled problems with his car throughout the session, meaning that he could only set the 11th fastest time.

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

No timed laps: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)

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