Max Verstappen has topped the standings of the final free practice session in Bahrain.

On Saturday afternoon, the teams and drivers got the last opportunity to work with their cars before the qualifying.

There was not much activity on the race track in the opening minutes. The Alfa Romeo duo of Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou were the only drivers to have set a lap time in first 14 minutes.

After that, a lot of drivers left their garages and started their programs.

Sergio Perez was concerned about his brake pedal, while George Russell told his team that he was not delighted with his car’s behavior.

Charles Leclerc had a tricky moment during one of his flying laps. He spun and got to the gravel trap in sector 2. He managed to keep going and did not damage the car.

Yuki Tsunoda was forced to miss the practice due to a hydraulic leak on his car.

Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso almost collided in the pit lane when the Ferrari driver was leaving his garage. The incident would be investigated by the stewards.

In the final minutes of qualifying, the drivers were doing the qualifying runs on soft tires. Max Verstappen was the quickest driver. Leclerc was not too far behind in P2, while Perez was in P3.

The results of the Bahrain GP FP3:

Pos.DriverTeamTime/GapTire
1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:32.544S
2Charles LeclercFerrari+0.096S
3Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing+0.247S
4George RussellMercedes+0.391S
5Carlos SainzFerrari+0.509S
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.577S
7Kevin MagnussenHaas+0.893S
8Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+1.189S
9Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo+1.336S
10Lance StrollAston Martin+1.376S
11Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.411S
12Nico HulkenbergAston Martin+1.427S
13Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+1.632S
14Mick SchumacherHaas+1.751S
15Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+1.834S
16Fernando AlonsoAlpine+2.084M
17Alexander AlbonWilliams+2.324S
18Esteban OconAlpine+2.413M
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams+3.123S
20Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriNo time

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