Leclerc and Vettel again run 1-2 in final Bahrain GP practice

Charles Leclerc - fastest in the desert heat
Charles Leclerc – fastest in the desert heat

Ferrari teammates Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel picked up where they left off Friday by dominating the final Bahrain GP practice session ahead of qualifying.

However, this session, like session 1 on Friday was run in the heat of the day, so no one is really giving it their best given the cooler conditions of the night for qualifying are what really count.

Leclerc put up a lap of 1m29.569s – slower than Vettel's lap last evening but enough to beat Vettel by 0.169s this time.

It is the gap back to the Mercedes that is surprising with the fastest Mercedes (Hamilton) 0.756s back and 0.820s back (Bottas) while Romain Grosjean rounded out the top-5 for Haas 1.249s back.

Practice 3 Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:29.569 +0.000s 15
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:29.738 +0.169s 16
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:30.334 +0.765s 10
4 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:30.389 +0.820s 12
5 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:30.818 +1.249s 14
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:30.910 +1.341s 12
7 4 Lando Norris Mclaren Renault 1:30.955 +1.386s 15
8 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda 1:30.959 +1.390s 10
9 55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Mclaren Renault 1:30.965 +1.396s 14
10 26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:31.173 +1.604s 17
11 7 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 1:31.333 +1.764s 21
12 10 Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing Honda 1:31.392 +1.823s 13
13 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:31.540 +1.971s 13
14 18 Lance Stroll Racing Point Bwt Mercedes 1:31.618 +2.049s 16
15 11 Sergio Perez Racing Point Bwt Mercedes 1:31.638 +2.069s 9
16 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:31.643 +2.074s 11
17 23 Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:31.679 +2.110s 17
18 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 1:32.132 +2.563s 21
19 63 George Russell Williams Mercedes 1:33.387 +3.818s 14
20 88 Robert Kubica Williams Mercedes 1:33.525 +3.956s 13

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