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McLaren Dominate as Crashes Mar FP3 at Imola

McLaren Dominate as Crashes Mar FP3 at Imola

18/05/2024

McLaren topped FP3 in Emilia-Romagna as Alonso and Pérez crashed, disrupting the session with two red flags.

The third free practice session of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, the seventh round of the 2024 F1 season, was eventful with two red flags.

Fernando Alonso spun off and lost control of his Aston Martin at the Rivazza entrance mid-session. FP3 was then halted five minutes before the end when Sergio Pérez crashed at Variante Alta.

This late red flag disrupted the FP3 standings, as several top drivers couldn’t set a final fast lap on soft tires.

Ultimately, Oscar Piastri set the fastest time, beating his teammate Lando Norris by three-tenths. Ferrari showed strong form from yesterday, securing the third and fourth fastest times.

Red Bull remained behind, with Max Verstappen, sixth, eight-tenths off Piastri’s pace, setting his best time on medium tires rather than softs.

A competitive qualifying session for pole position is expected. Tune in at 16:00!

FP3 Results for the 2024 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix:

2024 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Free Practice Results (3)
PosDriverNat.TeamTime
1Oscar PiastriAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m15.529s
2Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m15.829s
3Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m16.067s
4Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m16.087s
5George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m16.095s
6Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m16.366s
7Alex AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m16.470s
8Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m16.481s
9Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m16.543s
10Nico HulkenbergGERMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m16.547s
11Daniel RicciardoAUSVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m16.560s
12Sergio PerezMEXOracle Red Bull Racing1m16.631s
13Yuki TsunodaJPNVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m16.669s
14Valtteri BottasFINStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m16.695s
15Logan SargeantUSAWilliams Racing1m16.794s
16Kevin MagnussenDENMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m16.923s
17Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m16.960s
18Fernando AlonsoESPAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m17.339s
19Pierre GaslyFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m17.361s
20Zhou GuanyuCHNStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m17.891s

McLaren Dominate as Crashes Mar FP3 at Imola. McLaren Dominate as Crashes Mar FP3 at Imola

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