George Russell tops final day of testing for Mercedes

Russell sets the pace on final day of Hungary test

Russell sets the pace on final day of Hungary test

The second delay came with over two hours of running still to go in the day, and Force India was able to get the vehicle back out on track in the final 15 minutes, with Mazepin ending up with 51 laps to his name.

Norris was the first driver to set a lap time as he continued his testing commitments into a second day, with his eventual best coming with his vehicle plastered with flo-vis paint. Even though it was some way off the blistering pace set by Raikkonen, Kubica's time was better than either of Williams race drivers managed in FP3.

Kubica's best lap was 0.021s faster than Lando Norris registered for McLaren - albeit on soft tyres - with the British teenager only managing 73 laps due to what the team described as "small issues" that interrupted the afternoon session.

That can not be compared to Williams young driver Oliver Rowland's best time from Tuesday because the Briton did not set a fast lap, but Kubica's effort was 0.7s slower than the fastest Williams time (set on ultrasofts) in FP3 last Saturday.

Russell's first day at the Hungaroring was compromised by a gearbox problem but he hit back with a 103-lap Wednesday and beat Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to top spot.

Giovinazzi completed his two days of testing in fourth place, having swapped Ferrari's SF71H for Sauber's C37 on Wednesday.

Sixth place went to Robert Kubica as the Polish driver returned to the cockpit of the FW41. The Swiss team could soon be offering the Italian driver a full-time F1 seat next year.

Some minor issues limited McLaren to just 73 laps on the second day, with Lando Norris 0.021s adrift of Kubica on soft tires, while Artem Markelov's debut in a current F1 vehicle ended with his finishing eighth-fastest, half a second clear of Sean Gelael in the Toro Rosso. Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley propped up the times after carrying out tire testing for Pirelli.

George Russell was fifth fastest for Mercedes as he continued in the championship-leading W09 for a second day.

That put him ahead of Nikita Mazepin, Force India's development driver, who missed more than half the session after stopping on track.

Haas has opted not to take part in this week's running as the American team had no new parts to test ahead of the second half of the season.

While Daniel Ricciardo took part on Tuesday, it was simulator driver Jake Dennis who got another run in the Red Bull, having made his debut during the in-season test in Barcelona.

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