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Max Verstappen dominates third practice session at Saudi Arabian GP

Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing emerged as the frontrunner in the third practice session of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Verstappen's mastery of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit was evident as he clocked an impressive 1m28.412s lap time, leaving his competitors trailing behind. Despite fierce competition and all drivers pushing the limits on soft tires, Verstappen's time remained unchallenged, solidifying his position as a force to be reckoned with.

Close on Verstappen's heels was Charles Leclerc of Scuderia Ferrari, falling just short by a mere 0.2 seconds, showcasing the intense battle brewing among the top contenders.

Meanwhile, the debut of Oliver Bearman for Ferrari added an intriguing twist to the session. Despite a minor error on his final run, Bearman showcased promising performance, securing the 10th spot overall, a commendable feat for the rookie driver.

However, the session was not without its share of drama as Zhou Guanyu's crash brought about a red flag, halting proceedings momentarily and adding an element of unpredictability to the mix.

As the countdown to the qualifying session intensifies, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit continues to mesmerize with its high-speed thrills and challenging 27 corners, setting the stage for an electrifying race weekend.

With the eyes of the motorsport world fixed on the unfolding action in Saudi Arabia, anticipation mounts as drivers prepare to push the limits in pursuit of glory on this exhilarating street circuit.

Jeddah FP3 times: 

1 Max verstappen NED Red Bull Racing 1m28.412s
2 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 1m28.608s
3 Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull Racing 1m28.906s
4 George Russell GBR Mercedes AMG F1 Team 1m28.964s
5 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 1m28.971s
6 Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin F1 Team 1m29.038s
7 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin F1 Team 1m29.127s
8 Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren F1 Team 1m29.213s
9 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG F1 Team 1m29.268s
10 Oliver Bearman GBR Scuderia Ferrari 1m29.306s
11 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 1m29.485s
12 Pierre Gasly FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m29.546s
13 Yuki Tsunoda JPN RB F1 Team 1m29.572s
14 Esteban Ocon FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m29.575s
15 Nico Hulkenberg GER Haas F1 Team 1m29.675s
16 Daniel Ricciardo AUS RB F1 Team 1m29.740s
17 Alex Albon THA Williams Racing 1m29.808s
18 Valtteri Bottas FIN Stake F1 Sauber 1m30.083s
19 Zhou Guanyu CHN Stake F1 Sauber 1m30.739s
20 Logan Sargeant USA Williams Racing No Time Set

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