Sebastian Vettel closed out practice for the Italian Grand Prix quickest for Ferrari, edging out Red Bull's Max Verstappen by three-hundredths of a second.

Drivers were limited to 50 minutes of running in FP3 after officials had to complete track repairs following a horror Formula 3 crash in the hour leading up to the session, resulting in the removal of the sausage kerb at the exit of Parabolica.

After seeing Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc top both FP1 and FP2 at Monza on Friday, Vettel took his turn at the head of the field in FP3 with a fastest lap time of 1m20.294s.

Vettel's lap set on the Soft compound tyre was enough to edge out Verstappen by 0.032s in a close-fought session that saw the top six covered by three-tenths of a second.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari driver Leclerc set identical lap times en route to P3 and P4 respectively, 0.109s off Vettel's effort, while Daniel Ricciardo took an impressive fifth for Renault after picking up a tow from Vettel's car during his best lap.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton could only finish sixth, three-tenths off the pace for Mercedes.

Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh for Renault ahead of Red Bull's Alexander Albon, who reported an oscillation problem during his fastest laps. Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi and Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat completed the top 10 positions.

Qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix begins at 3pm local time at Monza (2pm BST).

 

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