Mercedes have thrown down the gauntlet to Red Bull Racing, after going faster in final practice ahead of qualifying at the Red Bull Ring.
Hamilton set a 1:04.369 on his final qualifying simulation run on the soft tyre with 15 minutes remaining in the session, improving from a 1:05.3 on his first run.
His time was 0.2 quicker than what Max Verstappen could manage on the same compound, although the Dutch driver's ultimate time may have been compromised by traffic in the first sector.
The full results from the third practice session for the Styrian GP can be seen below.
Result Free practice 3 - Styrian
|Results are being loaded...
Video: How F1 hybrid power systems work
The ERS is often mentioned in Formula 1, but what does it actually stand for? And how exactly does it work? In the video below, RacingNews365.com presents all you need to know about the hybrid system and how it plays an important role in modern-day F1.