HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the action from FP3 in Bahrain as Sainz leads the way from Alonso


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Carlos Sainz topped the timesheets for Ferrari during Friday’s third and final practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix – an ultra-close affair that sets up the prospect of a thrilling qualifying hour.

Sainz’s best time of 1m 30.824s put him just over a tenth clear of fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso in the lead Aston Martin, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen ending up third quickest.

READ MORE: Sainz leads Alonso and Verstappen during final practice session in Bahrain

Charles Leclerc backed up team mate Sainz in fourth position, despite a mistake on his final soft-shod lap, while McLaren’s Lando Norris and Mercedes’ George Russell made it five different teams in the top six positions.

Watch highlights from FP3 in Sakhir by hitting go on the video player above.



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