Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley crashes out of practice at Spanish Grand Prix

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The crash, at the end of P3, brought an end to the session and such was the extent of the damage that the vehicle nearly split in two when the recovery truck tried to move it.

Hamilton, leading his Ferrari rival by four points after four races, put in two blistering final laps at an overcast Circuit de Catalunya to take the top slot in 1min 16.173sec.

Vettel finished 0.269s behind Hamilton, with a slender 0.031s gap back to Raikkonen.

Ricciardo also endured a brief off at Turn 13, but Verstappen's session came to a premature end following an electrical issue on his RB14.

Carlos Sainz was eighth fastest for Renault, 0.064s quicker than compatriot Fernando Alonso in the updated McLaren.

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Carlos Sainz also cleared Alonso in the dying minutes of the session as Renault looks to recover from a hard Friday. Pierre Gasly rounded off the top ten for Toro Rosso, putting extra pressure on Hartley following his accident.

With just a few minutes to go, Brendon Hartley was the victim of a big shunt, clipping the grass on the outside at Turn 9 before heading to the barriers.

He emerged unscathed, although the team has a significant rebuild job to get him out for qualifying after the auto sustained extensive damage to the rear, which had the entire rear axel hanging off as it was recovered. Despite registering his first F1 point in Azerbaijan, the New Zealander has failed to impress the Red Bull hierarchy and rumors have begun to swirl that former Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein could take his seat as soon as the Canadian Grand Prix in June.

Verstappen ran wide at Turn 1 early on and then cut Turn 2, but didn't stay to the left of the marker that shows where a driver must safely rejoin the track, leaving him under investigation from the stewards. Williams again struggled, finishing all three practice sessions as the slowest two cars.

Stroll ran wide at Turn 4 after a wobble on corner entry, although stopped before the barriers and managed to get his vehicle back to the pits.

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