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Max Verstappen was quickest during the third and final practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, less than a tenth faster than Charles Leclerc.

Verstappen’s best time of a 1’32.544 saw him go fastest in the final one hour session prior to qualifying, with Leclerc just 0.096s slower and Verstappen’s Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez third fastest, a quarter of a second behind.

George Russell was fourth fastest in the Mercedes, ahead of Carlos Sainz Jnr and Lewis Hamilton, with Kevin Magnussen seventh for Haas and Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu eighth and ninth for Alfa Romeo.

Leclerc had a spin at turn 11, resulting his Ferrari skidding into the gravel. Fortunately, he was able to drive out of the gravel trap, allowing both he and the session itself to continue.

Carlos Sainz Jnr has been summoned to the stewards after he was released from the pitlane into the path of Fernando Alonso, forcing the Alpine to stop his car.

Yuki Tsunoda failed to leave the garage for the session after his AlphaTauri developed a hydraulic fault as his team attempted to fire up the car at the start of the session.

2022 Bahrain Grand Prix third practice result

Third practice visual gaps

Max Verstappen – 1’32.544

+0.096 Charles Leclerc – 1’32.640

+0.247 Sergio Perez – 1’32.791

+0.391 George Russell – 1’32.935

+0.509 Carlos Sainz Jnr – 1’33.053

+0.577 Lewis Hamilton – 1’33.121

+0.893 Kevin Magnussen – 1’33.437

+1.189 Valtteri Bottas – 1’33.733

+1.336 Zhou Guanyu – 1’33.880

+1.376 Lance Stroll – 1’33.920

+1.411 Lando Norris – 1’33.955

+1.427 Nico Hulkenberg – 1’33.971

+1.632 Pierre Gasly – 1’34.176

+1.751 Mick Schumacher – 1’34.295

+1.834 Daniel Ricciardo – 1’34.378

+2.084 Fernando Alonso – 1’34.628

+2.324 Alexander Albon – 1’34.868

+2.413 Esteban Ocon – 1’34.957

+3.123 Nicholas Latifi – 1’35.667

Drivers more then ten seconds off the pace omitted.

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