FP3: Hamilton stays ahead of Ferrari

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In the final practice ahead of qualifying, Lewis Hamilton continued to be the fastest man, making it a clean sweep and a solid start of his season. Sebastian Vettel seems to become the closest competitor as Ferrari were second and third quickest.

Hamilton posted the fastest lap of the weekend so far with a 1m22.292s, already 6 tenths faster than pole from last year.

Behind the top three, both Haas cars were surprisingly quick and were leading the midfield battle, even though their advantage to the cars behind is small, and certainly no guarantee for success later in the weekend.

Pierre Gasly was the fastest Red Bull this morning, still topping Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas. Kvyat was closely behind, again demonstrating the solid pace that seems to be present in the Toro Rosso STR14. He left Verstappen and both Renaults behind.

Both Williams were again at the very back, more than a second apart from Norris who was 18th.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:22.292-12
25Sebastian VettelFerrari1:22.556+0.264s12
316Charles LeclercFerrari1:22.749+0.457s12
48Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:23.112+0.820s17
520Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:23.334+1.042s15
610Pierre GaslyRed Bull Racing Honda1:23.367+1.075s17
777Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:23.422+1.130s17
826Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:23.442+1.150s16
933Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda1:23.481+1.189s19
103Daniel RicciardoRenault1:23.695+1.403s14
1127Nico HulkenbergRenault1:23.737+1.445s15
1299Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:23.831+1.539s16
1355Carlos SainzMcLaren Renault1:24.049+1.757s21
1411Sergio PerezRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:24.082+1.790s18
1523Alexander AlbonScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:24.328+2.036s15
1618Lance StrollRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:24.345+2.053s16
177Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:24.402+2.110s18
184Lando NorrisMcLaren Renault1:24.568+2.276s16
1963George RussellWilliams Mercedes1:25.944+3.652s14
2088Robert KubicaWilliams Mercedes1:26.589+4.297s16