F1: Red Bull ahead at end of test, Leclerc and Sainz after Hamilton

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Test over, with Red Bull ahead of everyone and signs for Ferrari to interpret.

Red Bull was also authoritatively first after the third day of testing that Formula 1 held in Bahrain. Indeed, Sergio Perez took the fastest time of the day, followed by Lewis Hamilton in a resurgent Mercedes. Fourth and fifth were the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, also beaten by the solid Alfa Romeo of Valtteri Bottas.

For Ferrari come signs to interpret, ahead of the season debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix, also to be held at the Sakhir circuit. Charles Leclerc, in particular, was comfortable on the dry lap (so much so that he ended the morning in the lead), while on tire management in the longer runs there continue to be problems. On the upswing was Mercedes at the chrono level, but Hamilton reported some difficulties in handling a single-seater that is still complex to control.

F1, Bahrain Test Day-3 (driver, team, gap and laps completed):

1 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing 1:30.305 133
2 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.359 65
3 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +0.522 131
4 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.719 67
5 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.731 76
6 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +0.956 79
7 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1.076 95
8 George RUSSELL Mercedes +1.137 83
9 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +1.145 80
10 Felipe DRUGOVICH Aston Martin +1.770 77
11 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.855 37
12 Pierre GASLY Alpine +2.457 56
13 Alexander ALBON Williams +2.488 136
14 Esteban OCON Alpine +2.952 76
15 Nico HULKENBERG Haas F1 Team +3.024 77
16 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +3.350 44
17 Nyck DE VRIES AlphaTauri +7.939 87

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