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:
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||+0.033||S|
|3||Sergio Perez||Red Bull Racing||+0.098||S|
|5||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||+0.295||S|
|13||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||+1.211||S|
|15||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||+1.332||S|
|18||Nico Hulkenberg||Aston Martin||+1.689||S|