Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel has pleased the home fans at Monza by finishing fastest in final practice, just ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
The final practice session had a delayed start as track officials worked on removing a sausage kerb at the Parabolica that caused a huge crash in Formula 3 earlier on Saturday morning. With the first ten minutes lost, it meant the remaining fifty minutes were very busy as teams tried to make the most of the dry running after Friday’s damp and changeable conditions.
Scuderia Ferrari had it their own way for most of the session, with Charles Leclerc leading the way with 1:20.403 on the Soft tyre.
With ten minutes remaining, Sebastian Vettel improved on his best time as Leclerc ran a little wide at Parabolica, with Vettel reducing the best time down to 1:20.294.
Max Verstappen, moments later, split the Ferraris with a 1:20.326 to go just 0.032 behind Sebastian Vettel and a tenth clear of Charles Leclerc.
2019 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix – Free Practice 3 Results
1 Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 1m20.294s
2 Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda + 0.032s
3 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport + 0.109s
4 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari + 0.109s
5 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault F1 Team + 0.270s
6 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport + 0.301s
7 Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault F1 Team + 0.458s
8 Alexander Albon THA Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda + 0.533s
9 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo Racing + 0.587s
10 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda + 0.651s
11 Carlos Sainz ESP McLaren F1 Team + 0.655s
12 Sergio Perez MEX SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team + 0.709s
13 Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda + 0.779s
14 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team + 0.998s
15 Kimi Raikkonen ITA Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.031s
16 Kevin Magnussen DEN Rich Energy Haas F1 Team + 1.042s
17 Romain Grosjean FRA Rich Energy Haas F1 Team + 1.327s
18 Lance Stroll CAN SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team + 1.498s
19 George Russell GBR ROKiT Williams Racing + 2.080s
20 Robert Kubica POL ROKiT Williams Racing + 2.464s