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Verstappen Leads FP3

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen set the pace in Free Practice Three ahead of qualifying for Sunday’s inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The Dutch driver who holds an eight points lead in the championship over Lewis Hamilton set a time of 01:28.100s.

Lewis Hamilton was second fastest for Mercedes just ahead of Sergio Perez. Scuderia Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda and Pierre Gasly starred in the session ending the morning in fourth and fifth place respectively showing they could be ones to watch in qualifying later today.

Valtteri Bottas was sixth just ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who was back on track following phenomenal work by his team to repair the car after his crash on Friday.

Carlos Sainz was eighth just ahead of Alpine’s Esteban Ocon while McLaren’s Lando Norris rounded out the top ten.

Fernando Alonso was 11th just ahead of Alfa Romeo Racing’s Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen. Daniel Ricciardo was 14th for McLaren just ahead of Lance Stroll and Williams Racing’s George Russell.

Sebastian Vettel was 17th just ahead of Nicholas Latifi while the Haas F1 Team’s Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin rounded out the order.

By benjohnston31aolcom

My name is Ben Johnston and I am a freelance journalist who also owns and operates the IndyCar accredited website - I am currently seeking employment in the Journalism and media sector.

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