Leclerc Leads Final Practice Ahead of Qualifying In Australia

March 22, 2024Ramon Jones
Formula 1

Charles Leclerc has positioned himself at the top of the table in practice thus far this weekend. In FP3 Leclerc edged out Max Verstappen by 0.02s suggesting that the Ferraris can consistently match qualifying pace of the Red Bulls but need to find a way to translate that to race wins. “It’s been a couple of tough weeks leading to today and to be honest I’m very happy I could complete both sessions feeling reasonably comfortable. I will continue to take it step by step to make sure I come to qualifying and to the race in the best form possible. I’m confident tomorrow will be better and overall, the car seems to be in a good place this weekend. We’ll try to maximize everything from body and machine!”

Qualifying is just a few hours away.

FP3 Results

116Charles LeclercFERRARI1:16.71422
21Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:16.734+0.020s28
355Carlos SainzFERRARI1:16.791+0.077s20
444Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:16.806+0.092s20
563George RussellMERCEDES1:16.886+0.172s23
614Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:16.997+0.283s20
711Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:17.014+0.300s28
881Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:17.087+0.373s19
918Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:17.341+0.627s22
104Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:17.490+0.776s22
1122Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:17.673+0.959s19
1277Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:17.752+1.038s20
1323Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:17.759+1.045s23
1424Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:17.876+1.162s19
1531Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:17.920+1.206s18
1627Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:17.941+1.227s17
1720Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:17.961+1.247s18
183Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:17.963+1.249s20
1910Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:18.390+1.676s19