Cloudy. Dry. Air + 28C, track + 31C
After a one-hour Formula 2 race, the condition of the asphalt improved, the temperature of the track remained relatively low under cloudy skies – and the teams were rarely given the opportunity for Bahrain to operate in roughly the same conditions under which qualifiers will take place during the day.
In the morning, Kvyat and Latifi got a new power plant – there were no fines. Albona replaced the monocoque after yesterday’s accident.
The FIA has decided not to penalize for violating the boundaries of the track in the fourth corner – the riders were able to attack more actively.
Verstappen’s car had problems with the top panel of the rear wing – it vibrated when the driver activated the DRS. Max returned to the pits twice, but the problem remained.
At the head of the protocol was Max Verstappen, who ran the lap in a ratio of 1: 28.355 – another four tenths to an absolute record.
Results of the third sitting
|1. M. Verstappen||red bull||1: 28,355||–||11.|
|2. L. Hamilton||Mercedes||1: 28,618||0.263 th most common||12.|
|3. V. Bota||Mercedes||1: 28,721||0.366 th most common||14.|
|4. A. Elbon||red bull||1: 29,018||0.663 th most common||12.|
|5. K. Sines||McLaren||1: 29.455||1,100||12.|
|6. P. Gasley||AlphaTauri||1: 29.472||1,117 th most common||16.|
|7. L. Norris||McLaren||1: 29,567||1,212 th most common||8.|
|8. D. Kvyat||AlphaTauri||1: 29,585||1,230 th most common||17.|
|9. L. Walk||Racing point||1: 29.660||1,305 th most common||13.|
|10. C. Perez||Racing point||1: 29,672||1,317 th most common||12.|
|11. D. Riccardo||Renault||1: 29,684||1,329 th most common||9.|
|12. E. Okon||Renault||1: 29.691||1,336 th most common||11.|
|13. S. Vettel||Ferrari||1: 29,859||1,504 th most common||15.|
|14. A. Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1: 29.970||1,615 th most common||10.|
|15. S. Leclair||Ferrari||1: 30.183||1,828 th most common||14.|
|16. D. Russell||Williams||1: 30,559||2,204 th most common||16.|
|17. R. Grozhan||Haas||1: 30,652||2,297 th most common||16.|
|18. K. Magnussen||Haas||1: 30,759||2,404 th most common||12.|
|19. K. Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1: 30,823||2,468 th most common||16.|
|20. N. Latifi||Williams||1: 30,917||2,562 th most common||19.|