F1 2024 Australian Grand Prix – Practice 3 Results

Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari was fastest in the final practice session ahead of the 2024 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne

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Ferrari continued their good start to the weekend in Melbourne after Charles Leclerc ended 2024 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice 3 top of the timesheet, with Max Verstappen in the Red Bull sandwiched between the scarlet cars after Carlos Sainz ended the session third.

In a cooler and cloudier conditions Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell showed improved performance, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, while Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez demonstrated their teams’ strengths by securing the sixth and seventh positions. 

Oscar Piastri emerged as the fastest Australian, impressively placing eighth for McLaren, just 0.373 seconds behind Leclerc, underscoring the narrow margins defining the session’s results.

Logan Sargeant did not take part in the FP3 session, and won’t take part in the rest of the Australian GP weekend, as his chassis was given to Williams teammate Alex Albon after he wrecked his car in FP1 with the team failing to bring a spare chassis to Melbourne.

F1 2024 Australian GP – FP3 results

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1Charles LeclercFerrari1:16.714
2Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.020
3Carlos SainzFerrari+0.077
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.092
5George RussellMercedes+0.172
6Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.283
7Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.300
8Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.373
9Lance StrollAston Martin+0.627
10Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.776
11Yuki TsunodaRB+0.959
12Valtteri BottasSauber+1.038
13Alex AlbonWilliams+1.045
14Zhou GuanyuSauber+1.162
15Esteban OconAlpine+1.206 
16Nico HulkenbergHaas+1.227
17Kevin MagnussenHaas+1.247
18Daniel RicciardoRB+1.249 
19Pierre GaslyAlpine+1.676

Join our live blog for Qualifying from the 2024 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

John Smith
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
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