F1 2024 Bahrain GP – Practice 3 Results

F1 teams had their final chance to fine-tune their setups ahead of the first qualifying session of the 2024 season at the Bahrain GP

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Carlos Sainz topped FP3 for the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix making Ferrari the third different team to lead in three sessions after RB and Mercedes were strongest in FP1 and FP2.

However, the biggest news of the session happened off-track, with Christian Horner absent from the pit wall as the story around his investigation for inappropriate behaviour continues to unfold.

Horner was meeting FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem but did return trackside late on, in time to see Max Verstappen clinch third – the first time Red Bull have finished in the top three of a session this weekend.

Fernando Alonso in second and Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris completed the top five with Mercedes slipping from their 1-2 under the lights in FP2 – only George Russell cracked the top 10.

F1 2024 Bahrain GP – Practice 3 results

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1Carlos SainzFerrari1:30.824
2Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.141
3Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.238
4Charles LeclercFerrari+0.270
5Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.294
6George RussellMercedes+0.366
7Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.386
8Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.424
9Nico HulkenbergHaas+0.454
10Lance StrollAston Martin+0.572
11Daniel RicciardoRB+0.625
12Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.628
13Yuki TsunodaRB+0.807
14Kevin MagnussenHaas+0.847
15Alex AlbonWilliams+1.141
16Zhou GuanyuSauber+1.176
17Valtteri BottasSauber+1.272
18Esteban OconAlpine+1.300
19Logan SargeantWilliams+1.301
20Pierre GaslyAlpine+1.558
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An international multi-award-winning journalist, Adam Dickinson has written for Total-Motorsport.com since June 2022 and also contributes to TNT Sports, Eurosport and the Rugby Paper. He's also had articles published in the Daily Telegraph and several local newspapers, previously worked for Last-Lap.co.uk and FeederSeries.net in motorsport, and graduated with a First-Class Journalism Degree from the University of Sheffield having also studied in Oklahoma. Adam started watching F1 by accident in 2007, catching the last race in Indianapolis, and attended his first race as a journalist at the 2023 British Grand Prix.
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