And while it looked like the updates Mercedes have brought to Barcelona had improved his vehicle, teammate Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the morning session, posting a time nearly a second faster than Hamilton.
Team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne was ninth quickest in second practice and positive about the improved handling of the auto, but said McLaren had to wait until qualifying to know if it had taken a real step forward.
Vettel ended the session third. Raikkonen, who ran wide at Turn 1 on his first attempt and entered his final run provisionally seventh, ensured that Ferrari locked-out the second row by finishing fourth. Red Bull was sat second and third after the initial runs of Q3, but once Ferrari had made its improvements it dropped to the third row. Ricciardo almost needed to use supersofts to progress, but the Red Bull driver was just safe as errors from those behind allowed him to back off out of the final corner and avoid a lap time improvement. Renault managed to turn his vehicle around in time to attempt a final run, but he finished the session 16th - just 0.04s slower than Stoffel Vandoorne.
On a cooler and less windy day, the cars were more stable and lower temperatures enabled greater use of the "super-soft" tyres, but it was the slightly harder "soft" tyres that remained Mercedes' preferred choice.
Kevin Magnussen was sixth ahead of Romain Grosjean, Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso and Pierre Gasly. He did not take part in qualifying and will start from the back of the grid. McLaren put a auto into Q3 for the first time this season with Fernando Alonso in eighth; his team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne went out in 11th. Alonso's late lap dropped Vandoorne into 11th place. Renault and McLaren are behind them on absolute pace but Toro Rosso aren't a million miles away, either.
Brendon Hartley of Toro Rosso did not make it to qualifying because the team was not able to fix his vehicle after a crash in the final minutes of Saturday's practice. The top six all set their quickest Q2 times on the soft tyre, meaning they will all start Sunday's race on that compound.
McLaren has introduced several new parts for the Renault-powered MCL33 at Barcelona, including a striking new nose that has caught attention since it was seen in public for the first time on Thursday.
BBC Sport's Andrew Benson noted some engine concerns for the Scuderia after Raikkonen needed to return to the pits. His time was only good enough for 16th.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has refused to rule out a potential summer move for Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar . He said: "There was a game where I dribbled several players and then gave a pass".
But as Beijing sought to curb capital outflow in recent months, Anbang faced increasing pushback in its offshore deal-making. In his closing statement, however, he said he understood and regretted the crimes and requested leniency.
Laboratory results confirmed two cases of the disease in the province of Bikoro in the northwestern part of the country. There is no specific treatment for Ebola, which is spread through the bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms .
The burst happened in Solai, Nakuru county, 190 kilometres north-west of the capital, Nairobi , late on Wednesday (local time). The government said on Wednesday that the rain had killed 132 people and displaced 222,456 others in 32 counties since March.
Still, Nielsen drafted a resignation letter earlier this week but did not submit it, according to a source. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose private conversations.
They will then be transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for further evaluation and medical treatment. It has developed into one of Asia's most affluent nations. "North Korea summit" and the denuclearization of North Korea.
It has been challenging Google more frequently by launching that services duplicate what Google already offers on Android. For example, "I haven't seen you" might be autocompleted to "I haven't seen you in a while and I hope you're doing well".
A year ago at this time, the Winnipeg Jets weren't even in the playoffs and the Vegas Golden Knights didn't even have players. Winnipeg is 4-2 on the road in the playoffs after splitting a pair in Minnesota in its opening-round series against the Wild.
Palestinian killed, 49 wounded by Israeli fire
The protests also took place at the contact points in different cities, including the northern entrance of Bethlehem and Ramallah. It said thousands of Jordanians took part in protest marches in support of Jerusalem and the Palestinian people.
Policeman chokes, slams a black man outside a Waffle House
He said the police officer's actions against him, however, were unjustified because his hands were in the air when he was choked. Police said Wall was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for the argument inside the Waffle House .
Happening today: New rocket launches
The satellite is expected to bring Ku-band coverage to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal in addition to surrounding countries. "Rocket and payload are in good health-teams are working towards tomorrow's backup launch opportunity at 4:14 p.m".
World oil price could hit $100 a barrel next year
A number of French firms have have signed billion dollar agreements with Iran since the nuclear accord was signed in 2015. Weekly US crude oil production C-OUT-T-EIA; hit another record last week, climbing to 10.7 million barrels per day (bpd).
Rep. Maloney exploring potential run for attorney general
Although Schneiderman denied the allegations of physical abuse, he immediately resigned within hours of the article's publication. Fourth woman: A prominent lawyer, says Mr Schneiderman slapped her with force after she rebuffed his advances.
'Bathe in your blood': Woman accused of sending man 65K texts
Jacqueline Ades of Phoenix was arrested Tuesday and slapped with charges of threatening and intimating, stalking and harassment. She said that she "knew her statements were insane and that she would return to Florida when released", the report alleges.
City of Memphis selected to help government test drones
Deliveries in the Memphis proposal involve only aircraft parts at the airport and the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park in Memphis. And it comes as people find more reasons to cast drones into the sky - from aerial inspections of all kinds to the Olympics .
Atletico Madrid eye shock swoop for Sergio Aguero
However, a high-ranking Barcelona source told ESPN FC they "can't possibly believe that is true" at this moment in time. In an official statement , CEO Gil Marin expressed the Red's stance on Griezmann.
Iron Man costume from 2008 film stolen from storage
Downey Jr.is now starring as Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War , which is already one of the most successful Marvel films ever. The iconic costume also can be seen in the latest production of Marvel Studios' superhero film " Avengers: Infinity War ".
Gas prices expected to rise
If in the end crude oil remains at $68-$70/bbl, prices will not be that much more expensive this summer than they are now. DeHaan did warn prices may spike again depending on what President Trump decides in regards to the Iran Nuclear deal .
In the AHL played the longest match
That game had been the longest in AHL history, and it ended when Ryan Potulny scored 2:58 into the fifth overtime. With the win, the Phantons took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Atlantic Division Finals series.
Rundown Of Google's I/O 2018 Keynote
It has been challenging Google more frequently by launching that services duplicate what Google already offers on Android . Previously, A/C units were listed as thermostats inside the Google Home app, but that's about to change.