The session did not start until after half an hour due to the large amount of rain that fell during the morning. The Monegasque was the fastest followed by Verstappen, Sainz and an Alonso who, a house brand, stood out on a wet track.
charles leclerc He was the fastest in a free practice session that made it very clear that this will be a weekend for the brave. The large amount of water that fell from the sky for much of the morning meant that the batch was in serious danger of dispute until the last moment.
In fact, it was not until half an hour was reached that the pitlane was opened so that the drivers dared to go out and shoot. The first was a Pierre Gasley who immediately realized that, with wet tires, it was possible to shoot with some caution while they themselves were in charge of drying the track.
There is nothing more effective than cars rolling to make a lane, and as soon as Valtteri Bottas claimed it was for intermissions, everyone rushed to roll with these.
As they began to roll, the times dropped and a more or less predictable order was established, with Max Verstappen initially to relieve charles leclerc dominating the time table below. The Ferrari man took the fastest time in a session that had a lot of tension, both on the track and in the pits, as evidenced by what happened with Mike Schumacherwho went out on the track with a wrongly mounted wheel and will be penalized for it.
To highlight the performance of the Spanish. Carlos Sainz He set the third time of the session, something reasonably predictable even in these circumstances, but above all he shone Fernando Alonso. The Asturian, who had been clearly surpassed by his teammate Stephen Ocon In Friday’s free practice, he pushed his Alpine up to 4th place in the timesheets, showing once again his hands in wet conditions.
Free Time Table 3 Singapore Grand Prix
Pending the rain, the classification will be held (in principle) from 3:00 p.m. and there may be surprises. The conditions of the track make it impossible to even predict if it will be possible to dispute after what was seen in these free sessions, in which case it will be considered moving it for this Sunday before the race.
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