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Motor racing: Williams' Bottas quickest in final Austria practice

Published on Jun 21, 2014 9:05 PM

SPIELBERG, Austria (REUTERS) - Valtteri Bottas of the Williams Formula One team turned in the fastest time in Saturday's final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, nipping Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and leaving championship leading Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in fifth.

With the sun only occasionally poking through overcast skies, the Finn posted a fast final lap to turn in a best time of 1min 9.848sec, edging out Hamilton by 0.050sec.

Williams team-mate Felipe Massa was third and Daniil Kvyat of Torro Rosso fourth ahead of Rosberg, who was 0.151sec off the pace, as six-tenths of a second covered the top eight drivers.

Sergio Perez of Force India went wide off one turn and saw his car briefly go airborne on Saturday before recovering.

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