F1: Leclerc tops final practice for Dutch GP

In a very tight practice session ahead of qualifying for the Dutch GP at Zandvoort, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc nipped the Mercedes of George Russell by just 0.066s.

Leclerc turned a lap of 1m11.632s on the soft Pirelli tires, the same tires used by all the drivers.

Local hero Max Verstappen was 3rd quick, recovering from a poor Friday, but still down 0.161s from the Ferrari, much to the disappointment of the 100,000 Dutch fans dressed in Orange all around the banked track beside the Ocean.

A sea of orange all around the circuit

Carlos Sainz Jr. was 4th quick in the 2nd Ferrari, while Lewis Hamilton rounded out the top-5 in the 2nd Mercedes.

Sergio Perez was 6th quick in the 2nd Red Bull Honda.

Qualifying is up next in 2 hours time. It should be exciting.

Practice 3 Results

1 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 1m11.632s
2 George Russell GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m11.698s
3 Max Verstappen NED Oracle Red Bull Racing 1m11.793s
4 Carlos Sainz ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1m11.971s
5 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m12.156s
6 Sergio Perez MEX Oracle Red Bull Racing 1m12.176s
7 Fernando Alonso ESP BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m12.327s
8 Sebastian Vettel GER Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant 1m12.491s
9 Mick Schumacher GER Haas F1 Team 1m12.558s
10 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 1m12.591s
11 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 1m12.606s
12 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Aramco 1m12.773s
13 Alexander Albon THA Williams Racing 1m12.775s
14 Esteban Ocon FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m13.003s
15 Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia AlphaTauri 1m13.046s
16 Yuki Tsunoda JPN Scuderia AlphaTauri 1m13.276s
17 Daniel Ricciardo AUS McLaren F1 Team 1m13.299s
18 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen 1m13.359s
19 Guanyu Zhou CHN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen 1m13.421s
20 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams Racing 1m13.625s