Charles Leclerc kept Ferrari at the top of the timesheets in final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday, edging out championship leader Lewis Hamilton by one-tenth of a second.

After leading a truncated second practice session on Friday afternoon, Leclerc managed to stay out front in FP3 as teams completed their first clean qualifying simulations of the weekend.

Leclerc managed to record a best time of 1m03.987s on the Soft compound tyre to finish fastest, 0.143s clear of Hamilton in second place as Ferrari sent out a warning shot ahead of qualifying later today.

Valtteri Bottas finished third in the sister Mercedes car, a further one-tenth behind teammate Hamilton, while Sebastian Vettel took fourth place for Ferrari.

Red Bull struggled to compete with the leading two teams through final practice as Max Verstappen finished almost half a second off the pace in P5, while teammate Pierre Gasly was over one second in arrears to Leclerc, winding up seventh overall behind McLaren's Lando Norris.

Consolidating McLaren's good form in FP3 was Carlos Sainz, who took eighth, while Antonio Giovinazzi and Daniil Kvyat closed out the top 10 for Alfa Romeo and Daniil Kvyat in P9 and P10 respectively.

 

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