Formula 1: LeClerc leads final practice


Charles LeClerc picked up where he left off on Friday setting the pace in the final Monaco practice session ahead of Max Verstappen, who improved significantly from Friday, and Lewis Hamilton, who has remained a constant pressure point all weekend. With qualifying looming in the distance, teams were quick to jump on track in hopes of fine tuning their cars for perhaps the most critical qualifying session of the year.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the action from FP3 in Monaco as Bottas crashes, traffic sparks drama and Leclerc sets the pace

Having what many coined as Red Bull’s worst start to a weekend, Verstappen and Perez continued to be plagued by balance and bouncing problems with no end in sight for the weekend, however both Red Bull’s improved their pace to finish the final practice inside the top 5 – a far cry from their 11th and 12th place start in FP1.

Valtteri Bottas found the limit of his Kick Sauber about 15 minutes into the session when he hit the wall at the exit of Piscine and forced marshals to throw the weekends second red-flag. The stricken Sauber was removed from the track and mechanics will have their work cut out for them as the right front suspension will need to be rebuilt in anticipation of qualifying.

The drama continued into the latter stages of FP3 as drivers tripped over one another attempting to build space for their flying laps, leading to angry messages and frustration from several in the field.

LeClerc set the days fastest time amidst a furious run of soft tire laps for the field as Verstappen slotted two-tenths back from the hometown hero, while Hamilton, Piastri, and Perez rounded out the top 5. Further down, George Russell led from Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, Yuki Tsunoda, and Fernando Alonso in 10th position.

The most watched qualifying of 2024 happens this afternoon 1t 16:00 local time, you’re not going to want to miss this!

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DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
May 24thPractice 113:30 – 14:30
Practice 217:00 – 18:00
May 25thPractice 312:30 – 13:30
Qualifying16:00 – 17:00
May 26thRace15:00

Free Practice 3 Results

116Charles LeclercFERRARI1:11.36926
21Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:11.5660.197s27
344Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:11.7100.341s25
481Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:11.9010.532s25
511Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:11.9230.554s24
663George RussellMERCEDES1:11.9680.599s33
755Carlos SainzFERRARI1:11.9790.610s26
84Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:11.9880.619s24
922Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:11.9910.622s27
1014Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:12.0870.718s25
1110Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:12.1440.775s26
1223Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:12.1800.811s24
1327Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:12.1920.823s24
1420Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:12.2160.847s31
1518Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:12.3310.962s25
1631Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:12.4721.103s25
172Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:12.7031.334s21
183Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:12.8291.460s28
1924Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:13.8302.461s28
2077Valtteri Bottas