F1: Perez tops final practice in Azerbaijan

Max Verstappen was balked by Esteban Ocon on his fast lap, which resulted in his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez keeping the fastest lap for the final practice in Baku for the Azerbaijan GP. If not, it is likely it would have been a Red Bull 1-2

#11 Perez’s fast lap of 1m43.170s just beat the #16 Ferrari of Charles Leclerc by 0.070s while Verstappen remained 0.279s behind in the #1 Red Bull.

Carlos Sainz Jr. was 0.426s behind in the 2nd Ferrari while Lando Norris was a distant 5th, 1.248s behind.

George Russell again beat his slower Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, Russell 1.4 back in 8th and Hamilton 1.675s back in 12th.

So advantage back towards Red Bull then?  Conditions will be much cooler later on and that may well switch around the order, with tire warm up set to be quite different.
Add in the tow, and there are plenty of variables heading into qualifying.

Practice 3 Results

1 Sergio Perez MEX Oracle Red Bull Racing 1m43.170s +0.000
2 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 1m43.240s +0.070
3 Max Verstappen NED Oracle Red Bull Racing 1m43.449s +0.279
4 Carlos Sainz ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1m43.596s +0.426
5 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 1m44.418s +1.248
6 Daniel Ricciardo AUS McLaren F1 Team 1m44.476s +1.306
7 Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia AlphaTauri 1m44.491s +1.321
8 George Russell GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m44.573s +1.403
9 Esteban Ocon FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m44.685s +1.515
10 Sebastian Vettel GER Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant 1m44.689s +1.519
11 Fernando Alonso ESP BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m44.842s +1.672
12 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m44.845s +1.675
13 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant 1m44.879s +1.709
14 Guanyu Zhou CHN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen 1m44.913s +1.743
15 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 1m44.919s +1.749
16 Yuki Tsunoda JPN Scuderia AlphaTauri 1m44.964s +1.794
17 Alexander Albon THA Williams Racing 1m45.479s +2.309
18 Mick Schumacher GER Haas F1 Team 1m45.532s +2.362
19 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen 1m45.574s +2.404
20 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams Racing 1m46.070s +2.900


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