The gap between the Finn and the German was 0.042 seconds after their first attempts, but neither was able to improve on their second laps when Romain Grosjean's Haas stopped on track, triggering yellow flags and neutralising the session.
Vettel could only manage the fourth-fastest time in the morning before getting closer in free practice two, but he still could not match the man closest to him in the title race. The lap was not quite perfect, but good enough.
"When I go and look at the race pace, I was actually quickest so I actually had the strongest race.I don't think the points really reflect this".
As previously mentioned, Hamilton is the only one in the field with a win at this track, but that's due in large part because it only recently returned to the F1 rotation in 2014.
"It was important for him to take the points home even if for him it feels like a loss today".
After the huge highs of a maiden podium in Baku, it was back down to earth with a bang for Lance Stroll, who finished one behind teammate Massa in 18th, ahead of the Sauber's but behind Palmer's Renault in 16th.
"Keep an eye on the tyres, I'm a bit worried about them", Hamilton reported over team radio with seven laps remaining.
Ricciardo, who is fourth overall, clinched his fifth straight podium.
Meanwhile, Max Verstappen endured another failure to finish after a collision with Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat on the first corner.
Haas are now just four points off Toro Rosso with Grosjean enjoying his and the team's best result this year.
The Finnish driver was later cleared by stewards of any wrongdoing, and defended his lightning start.
'I had a strong belief at the time that he jumped the start.
What did you make of the action in Austria? "For sure he went, but the lights weren't out", Ricciardo said. So I don't think you could say that they were quicker on the ultrasoft, we were quicker on the supersoft.
Kevin Magnussen qualified his Haas into Q2 but also damaged the suspension and had to retire to the pits so was unable to participate in that second session.
It's a moment I've always dreamed of". "I am thankful to all the fans around the world for supporting me". " Fight me for it . He chose the theme from the film version of Mortal Kombat. "I think he's the champ for a reason", Whittaker said.
Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Boston Celtics , but the exact terms of his deal have not yet been hammered out. It's also possible that Brown sees an opportunity to show the Celtics the laundry list of untapped skills he possesses.
The 2013 first-round draft pick entered Sunday's first-half finale hitting.243/.266/.372 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs. He is one of the most popular Rockies and his appearance was part of that, although beards are now common in baseball.
But Moscow faces mounting accusations that it interfered in the election to help propel Trump into the White House. This marks the first US-Russian effort under Mr Trump's presidency aimed at the conflict in Syria .
There have been talks that the Wolves have been looking to send Cole Aldrich somewhere because of his overpaid $7 million a year. Yes, that Nick Young! Steph Curry just signed a five-year, $201 million contract, which may seem excessive to the uninformed.
Murray , the defending champion, beat the 97th ranked Brown in their only previous encounter at the 2010 U.S. But it felt as though the crowd wanted a battle, and the Italian provided it, winning the second set.
The Tigers are said to have asked about taking Aina, 20, on loan for the coming season. "He's a young boy who likes to speak. He is unlikely to be part of the United party who leave for their pre-season tour of the United States on Sunday.
Asked by Motorsport.com whether the gearbox was damaged by the Vettel crash, a Mercedes spokesman said: "We can rule this out". The Finn clocked 1min 4.251sec to outpace championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari by four hundredths of a second.
Mallex Smith , sent a bunt to Mitch Moreland , who threw to third to nail a retreating Ramos for the second out of the inning. Jake Odorizzi (5-4, 4.63 ERA) was charged with seven earned runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking three.
On a searingly hot day in south-west London there could be no doubting that the British No 1 thoroughly deserved her win. She has the game, the shots, the weapons - and the confidence". "When he picks up the phone he says, 'Hey Spartan!'".
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