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Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice 3:

By Harry Schofield:


Saturday Morning at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, with the drama’s of Free Practice 2 yesterday, the teams have had a lot of data to analyse overnight, especially the big incidents where winds or the sudden imbalance of the car was to blame.


The first half of the session was for once “drama free” The Red Bull of Max Verstappen was doing development work as there was loads of high vis paint on the rear wing of his car.



The sister Red Bull Of Pierre Gasly Was spending a lot of time in the garage as his car had suspected power unit issues.


As the session drew to a close it was the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc remained quickest of all.


As we know, Mercedes can turn the engines up in this afternoons qualifying, so although Ferrari look strong can the battle of the engine modes in qualifying be key.


Full FP3 Results:

1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:03.987 17

2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0.143s 20

3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.234s 22

4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.263s 19

5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0.459s 17

6 Lando Norris McLaren 0.999s 18

7 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1.165s 14

8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1.232s 21

9 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1.349s 17

10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1.404s 24

11 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1.494s 28

12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1.527s 20

13 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1.527s 20

14 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1.536s 17

15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1.633s 19

16 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1.663s 16

17 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1.891s 18

18 Kevin Magnussen Haas 2.030s 11

19 George Russell Williams 2.689s 22

20 Robert Kubica Williams 3.497s 22


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