Formula 1: Verstappen also advance in the third training session

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Max Verstappen also set the fastest lap in the last free practice session before qualifying for the season opener Grand Prix in Bahrain. The Red Bull driver relegated world champion Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes to second place on Saturday at almost 40 degrees in the desert of Sachir.

The Dutchman needed 0.739 seconds less than the seven-time British champion for the 5.412-kilometer Bahrain International Circuit in 1: 30.577 minutes. Third place went to Frenchman Pierre Gasly in the Alpha Tauri, he was already more than a second (1.006) behind.

Verstappen had already dominated the first two training sessions on Friday and can now certainly hope for the fourth pole position of his career. His new team-mate Sergio Perez finished fifth in the second Red Bull behind Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes / 1.278) (1.331).

Of the three newcomers to the premier class, Yuki Tsunoda was the fastest, the Japanese Alpha Tauri driver came in 13th (2,132). The new Haas duo Nick Schumacher (GER / 2.845) and Nikita Mazepin (RUS / 3.045) took ranks 18 and 19.

Bahrain Grand Prix

Third training on Saturday:
1. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull 1:30,577
2. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes + 0,739
3. Pierre Gasly FROM Alpha Tauri 1,006
4. Valtteri Bottas END Mercedes 1,278
5. Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull 1,331
6. Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 1,531
7. Kimi Raikkonen END Alfa Romeo 1,647
8. Esteban Ocon FROM Alpine 1,846
9. Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin 1,854
10. Daniel Ricciardo OUT McLaren 1,900
11. Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 1,905
12. Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo 1,923
13. Yuki Tsunoda JPN Alpha Tauri 2,132
14. Sebastian Vettel GER Aston Martin 2,178
15. Fernando Alonso ESP Alpine 2,243
16. Lando Norris GBR McLaren 2,283
17. George Russell GBR Williams 2,746
18. Mick Schumacher GER Haas 2,845
19. Nikita mazepin RUS Haas 3,045
20. Nicolas Latifi CAN Williams 3,382





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Formula Verstappen advance training session

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