Motor racing-Hamilton fastest in final Spanish GP practice
By Alan Baldwin
BARCELONA, May 11 (Reuters) - Five-times world champion Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest for Mercedes in final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday with a lap more than half a second faster than the rest.
The Briton, chasing his third win in a row at the Circuit de Catalunya and fourth in total, lapped with a best time of one minute 16.568 on an overcast morning.
Sebastian Vettel, Leclerc's team mate, was fourth on the timesheets in 1:17.172.
Hamilton is a point behind Bottas, who was quickest in both Friday sessions, after four successive one-two finishes for Mercedes -- the best ever start to a Formula One season by any team.
With two wins each, the Finn is ahead by virtue of a point for fastest lap in the Australian season-opener.
British rookie George Russell spun his Williams off and backwards against the tyre wall in the closing seconds. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Christian Radnedge)