Carlos Sainz fastest in third free practice in Bahrain, Charles Leclerc also in top 5

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FP3 Gp Bahrain: Carlos Sainz ahead of Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen

After struggling in the first day of free practice for the Bahrain GP, Ferrari beats a shot in FP3 with Carlos Sainz, who recorded the fastest time of 1:30.824, ahead of compatriot Fernando Alonso and reigning champion Max Verstappen, who were 141 and 238 thousandths apart, respectively. Good leap forward also for Charles Leclerc, who closes the session in fourth place. Completing the top 5 is the McLaren of Lando Norris.

Complicated day, however, for the Mercedes, which after dominating FP2, do not go beyond the sixth time with George Russell and Lewis Hamiton’s 12th. Completing the top 10 are the other McLaren of Oscar Piastri, Sergio Perez (Red Bull), Nico Hulkenberg (Haas) and Lance Stroll (Aston Martin).

The times of the FP3 of the Bahrain Gp 2024

1 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari1:30.824 4
2 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin+0.141 4
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.238 3
4 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+0.270 4
5 Lando NORRIS McLaren+0.294 4
6 George RUSSELL Mercedes+0.366 4
7 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren+0.386 4
8 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing+0.424 5
9 Nico HULKENBERG Haas F1 Team+0.454 2
10 Lance STROLL Aston Martin+0.572 4
11 Daniel RICCIARDO RB+0.625 4
12 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+0.628 5
13 Yuki TSUNODA RB+0.807 3
14 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team+0.847 4
15 Alexander ALBON Williams+1.141 6
16 Guanyu ZHOU Kick Sauber+1.176 6
17 Valtteri BOTTAS Kick Sauber+1.272 6
18 Esteban OCON Alpine+1.300 3
19 Logan SARGEANT Williams+1.301 6
20 Pierre GASLY Alpine+1.558

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