Charles Leclerc had 100% success in free practice for the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP, on the streets of Jeddah. In FP3, on Saturday morning, the Ferrari driver set a time of 1min29s735 with the clock already reset.
Ferrari cars were the first to set time. Carlos Sainz led initially but soon gave way to Leclerc. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) then separated the red cars.
Shortly after halfway through the session, Max Verstappen took the lead with 1min29s768. Perez also rode strong and was 0s065 behind his Red Bull teammate in second.
Sainz had dropped to seventh, but managed to regain fourth place. When everything seemed decided, the Monegasque Leclerc found a last flying lap and finished 0.033s ahead of Verstappen, even with a bad third sector (he was more than three tenths faster in the first).
Valtteri Bottas came in second with Alfa Romeo and finished fifth, behind Perez and Sainz. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) overtook Gasly for P6: the AlphaTauri driver was stopped at the exit of the pits and had to tow his car back.
Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Fernando Alonso (Alpine) and Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) completed the top 10. Lewis Hamiton was the best driver with a Mercedes engine in P11, 0s972 behind the leader.
Check the times:
|1||Charles Leclerc||MON||Ferrari Scuderia||1m29,735s|
|two||Max Verstappen||NED||Oracle Red Bull Racing||1m29,768s|
|3||Sergio Perez||MEX||Oracle Bull Racing||1m29,833s|
|4||Carlos Sainz||ESP||Ferrari Scuderia||1m30.009s|
|5||Valtteri Bottas||FIN||Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen||1m30030s|
|6||Esteban Ocon||FRA||BWT Alpine F1 Team||1m30.139s|
|7||Pierre Gasly||FRA||Scuderia AlphaTauri||1m30.148s|
|8||Kevin Magnussen||DEN||Haas F1 Team||1m30.262s|
|9||Fernando Alonso||ESP||BWT Alpine F1 Team||1m30296s|
|10||Yuki Tsunoda||JPN||Scuderia AlphaTauri||1m30415s|
|11||Lewis Hamilton||GBR||Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team||1m30,707s|
|12||Mick Schumacher||GEN||Haas F1 Team||1m30,765s|
|13||Guanyu Zhou||CHN||Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen||1m30.946s|
|14||George Russell||GBR||Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team||1m30,983s|
|15||Lance Stroll||CAN||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team||1m31.067s|
|16||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||McLaren F1 Team||1m31.186s|
|17||Alexander Albon||THA||Williams Racing||1m31.374s|
|18||Nico Hulkenberg||GEN||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team||1m31,424s|
|19||Lando Norris||GBR||McLaren F1 Team||1m31,529s|
|20||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Williams Racing||1m31.922s|