Verstappen Leads Leclerc, Sainz Entering Qualifiers Free Practice 3

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen bounced back from an unimpressive P7 position in FP2, claiming the fastest lap in FP3. 

Ferrari remained a presence with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz taking P2 and P3.  Leclerce topped FP2 while Sainz posted the fourth fastest time.  Leclerc face 10-place grid penalty for a new engine and turbocharger come qualifying. 

Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez moved from P10 in FP2 to P4 in FP3.  Perez also faces a 5-place drop back for a new engine. 

Lewis Hamilton rounded out the top five for Mercedes.  

POS     DRIVER                        CAR                    TIME              GAP

1             Max Verstappen    RED BULL        1:35.825

2            Charles Leclerc       FERRARI          1:36.145      +0.320s

3            Carlos Sainz              FERRARI          1:36.271      +0.446s

4            Sergio Perez              RED BULL      1:36.397     +0.572s

5             Lewis Hamilton       MERCEDES   1:36.401     +0.576s

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