Mexico Grand Prix - Practice 3: Charles and Seb ready for qualifying

26 Oct 2019

Come the end of the third free practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were at the top of the time sheet in that order. However, the session was only of limited use, given that the track was damp for much of the time, following heavy overnight rain.

A long time in the garage. Charles and Sebastian first went out on intermediate tyres to assess track conditions and chose to return to the garage having completed five and two laps respectively. The SF90s then stayed in the pits until there were just 12 minutes remaining to the end of the session, when the track had improved enough to run soft slicks.

Flying laps. Each Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow driver did just three flying laps: Leclerc started with a 1’18”448 then did a 1’17”603 before posting the fastest time of 1’16”145. Seb did 1’17”744; 1’17”586 and ended with a 1’16”172, to be second fastest. Qualifying starts at 13 local (20 CET.)


Pos

Driver

Car

Time

Gap

Laps

1

Charles
Leclerc

Ferrari

1:16.145

14

2

Sebastian
Vettel

Ferrari

1:16.172

+0.027s

11

3

Valtteri
Bottas

Mercedes

1:16.259

+0.114s

18

4

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

1:16.381

+0.236s

16

5

Carlos
Sainz

McLaren Renault

1:16.638

+0.493s

14

6

Max
Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:16.903

+0.758s

12

7

Pierre
Gasly

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:17.090

+0.945s

10

8

Alexander
Albon

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:17.094

+0.949s

19

9

Lando
Norris

McLaren Renault

1:17.146

+1.001s

11

10

Sergio
Perez

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:17.207

+1.062s

10

11

Daniil
Kvyat

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:17.529

+1.384s

14

12

Kimi
Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:17.740

+1.595s

19

13

Lance
Stroll

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:17.866

+1.721s

8

14

Antonio
Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:17.881

+1.736s

8

15

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

1:18.132

+1.987s

12

16

Romain
Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

1:18.527

+2.382s

14

17

George
Russell

Williams Mercedes

1:20.965

+4.820s

13

18

Robert
Kubica

Williams Mercedes

1:22.002

+5.857s

13

19

Nico
Hulkenberg

Renault

1

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