National Sports News
Finnish driver Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice ahead of Ricciardo and Rosberg
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:49 AM EDT
Valtteri Bottas of Finland posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.
With rain forecast for the afternoon's qualifying, drivers spared their tires. Bottas completed only 12 laps and Australian driver Ricciardo managing only nine.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who was more than half a second quicker than Rosberg in Friday's second practice, was fifth fastest behind Ferrrari's Kimi Raikkonen.
Rosberg, who leads Hamilton by 11 points in the standings, is aiming for a fourth straight pole position.