Monaco Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc sets the best time again in third practice | F1 News

Charles Leclerc continued his promising start to the Monaco Grand Prix weekend by once again setting the fastest time in the final practice session before qualifying on Saturday.

The session was briefly interrupted due to a red flag caused by Valtteri Bottas damaging his right front suspension after hitting the wall and then blocking the track at Rascasse, with the accident also ending the Sauber driver’s participation in the session.

However, when practice three resumed, it was Friday’s fastest driver, Leclerc, who was soon back at the top of the timesheets, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen once again struggling to match the man’s pace. of Ferrari after repeatedly losing time in the second and third sectors of the lap. .

The 26-year-old, who is bidding to win his home race for the first time, set a best lap of 1:11.369 and will look to replicate that performance in qualifying later today, live. Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, reigning world champion Verstappen closed to within 0.197 seconds of him in the closing stages of the session.

Elsewhere, Lewis Hamilton’s encouraging weekend continued as he posted the third-fastest time of the session, falling below the 1 minute 12 second mark after a slow start to third practice, with teammate in Mercedes, George Russell, in sixth place, sandwiching the McLaren of Oscar Piastri. and Sergio Pérez from Red Bull.

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Monaco GP and Indy 500 live schedule from Sky Sports F1

Saturday May 25
1:10 p.m.: Speed ​​F2*
14:15: Preparation for Monaco GP qualifying*
3:00 p.m.: Monaco GP classification*
5:00 p.m.: Ted’s classification notebook

Sunday May 26
6:55 am: F3 main race
08:35: F2 main race
12:30 p.m.: Sunday Grand Prix: preparation for the Monaco GP*
4:00 p.m.: Checkered flag: reaction to the Monaco GP
5:00 p.m.: Ted’s Notebook
5:30 p.m.: Indy 500

*also live on Sky Sports main event

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