It was Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc who set the best time in the third and final free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix in 1.19.772 (Tendres). the Monegasque is 72 thousandths ahead of the Red Bull of Max Verstappen (Tenders) and by one tenth the Mercedes of George Russell (Tenders).
Behind, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris, Kevin Magnussen, Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon complete the top ten of this final free practice session before qualifying which will determine the starting grid for the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix .
Start of fire for Schumacher
Haas driver Mick Schumacher had a big scare during these PR3 when the rear brakes of his car started to catch fire. The German immediately drove into the pit lane to immobilize his F1 car in its space in front of the garage, but he failed to brake and nearly hit one of his mechanics. The start of the fire caused some damage to Schumacher’s Haas, which therefore did not return to the track, it will only have completed 4 laps during this hour of testing.
Pierre Gasly in the garage
The Frenchman Pierre Gasly also had problems this Saturday during these EL3s, since after only one lap of installation, the AlphaTauri driver had to return to the garage because of a technical problem. He will not resume the track during this session.
The qualifying session for the Spanish Grand Prix is scheduled for this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. (Paris time) and will obviously be followed live on our site.