Charles Leclerc has topped the standings of the final free practice session at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

The teams and the drivers had their last opportunity to prepare for Saturday evening’s qualifying.

Several drivers had installation laps in the opening minutes of the session.

The Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were the first drivers to set lap times on Soft tires.

Pierre Gasly was fast on Saturday afternoon as he was in the top 3. However, he stopped at the pit lane exit due to the driveshaft issue.

Zhou Guanyu was not happy with traffic as George Russell went off the track and rejoined in front of the Alfa Romeo driver.

The track was cooling down in the closing stages of FP3, which brought the drivers closer to the conditions they would have in qualifying. More than that, the track got faster and lap times kept improving.

Leclerc set the fastest lap of the session at the checkered flag. Max Verstappen was very close in 2nd, while Sergio Perez completed the top 3.

The results of the Saudi Arabian GP FP3:

Pos.DriverTeamTime/GapTire
1Charles LeclercFerrari1:29.735S
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing+0.033S
3Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing+0.098S
4Carlos SainzFerrari+0.274S
5Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+0.295S
6Esteban OconAlpine+0.404S
7Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+0.413S
8Kevin MagnussenHaas+0.527S
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine+0.561S
10Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+0.680S
11Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.972S
12Mick SchumacherHaas+1.030S
13Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+1.211S
14George RussellMercedes+1.248S
15Lance StrollAston Martin+1.332S
16Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+1.451S
17Alexander AlbonWilliams+1.639S
18Nico HulkenbergAston Martin+1.689S
19Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.794S
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams+2.257S

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