MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 08: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB14 TAG Heuer on track during practice for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 8, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Max Verstappen topped the timesheets for the third session in a row. The Dutchman led Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton at the top. Just one-tenths of a second separated the top 4.

Max Verstappen Tops Leaderboard Again in FP3

The top 3 teams, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull Racing, posted extremely close times on the hypersoft tyres in FP3. This indicates that the fight for pole position will be very close. The top teams might try to set the fastest time in Q2 on the ultrasoft tyres and start the race on the more durable tyres.

Optimism For Many

During the session a Force India team member was interviewed, being asked what they expect for the weekend. He said that he expected both cars will be “well into the points.” He also mentioned that Force India’s “cars and generally strong here (Canada).”

FP3 Results:

Pos No Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:11.599 14
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.648 +0.049s 22
3 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:11.650 +0.051s 21
4 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.706 +0.107s 23
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:12.153 +0.554s 29
6 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:12.255 +0.656s 27
7 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:12.903 +1.304s 16
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:12.946 +1.347s 21
9 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:13.014 +1.415s 16
10 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Renault 1:13.034 +1.435s 21
11 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1:13.064 +1.465s 18
12 28 Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:13.076 +1.477s 24
13 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Renault 1:13.225 +1.626s 19
14 55 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:13.331 +1.732s 22
15 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:13.334 +1.735s 19
16 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber Ferrari 1:13.452 +1.853s 19
17 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:13.488 +1.889s 21
18 35 Sergey Sirotkin Williams Mercedes 1:13.818 +2.219s 18
19 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:13.925 +2.326s 20
20 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:13.968 +2.369s 17

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