Vettel keeps Ferrari on top in Monza practice 3

Sebastian Vettel goes fastest, but can he win pole?
Sebastian Vettel goes fastest, but can he win pole?

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel edged Red Bull's Max Verstappen by just 0.032s to set the fastest time in the final practice ahead of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.

Verstappen showed impressive performance in his Honda-powered Red Bull as Ferrari's chance for a home-pole could be in jeopardy.

Charles Leclerc fastest after the first qualifying simulations and his 1m20.452s headed Vettel by 0.16s with 20 minutes of the session remaining.

On their final runs, Vettel improved twice – he overhauled Leclerc on a 1m20.331s on his first flying lap, then cemented top spot with a 1m20.294s on the second.

Leclerc could not match his Ferrari teammate.

Valtteri Bottas was third at 1m20.403s, exactly the same time as Leclerc.

Sandbagging Lewis Hamilton was only sixth-fastest, behind Renault's Daniel Ricciardo.

Nico Hulkenberg was seventh-fastest time while Alex Albon set the eighth-fastest time.

Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) and Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) completed the top 10.

Practice 3 Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.294 +0.000s 14
2 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda 1:20.326 +0.032s 11
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:20.403 +0.109s 23
4 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:20.403 +0.109s 14
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:20.564 +0.270s 11
6 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.595 +0.301s 21
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:20.752 +0.458s 13
8 23 Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing Honda 1:20.827 +0.533s 17
9 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 1:20.881 +0.587s 15
10 26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:20.945 +0.651s 20
11 55 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 1:20.949 +0.655s 21
12 11 Sergio Perez Racing Point Bwt Mercedes 1:21.003 +0.709s 15
13 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:21.073 +0.779s 22
14 4 Lando Norris McLaren Renault 1:21.292 +0.998s 21
15 7 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 1:21.325 +1.031s 19
16 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:21.336 +1.042s 16
17 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:21.621 +1.327s 16
18 18 Lance Stroll Racing Point Bwt Mercedes 1:21.639 +1.345s 17
19 63 George Russell Williams Mercedes 1:22.374 +2.080s 22
20 88 Robert Kubica Williams Mercedes 1:22.758 +2.464s 21

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