Weather: dry 21.9°C
Tarmac: dry 48.8°C
Humidity : 47.2%
Wind : 0.2 m/s NE
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In the third practice for the 2021 Styrian F1 Grand Prix not much happened until 20 minutes had passed. In the first 20 minutes only 8 drivers had set a lap time. Up till then surprisingly George Russell had set the fastest lap time in the Williams on medium tyres. The British driver lapped the Red Bull Ring in 1:06.454. Fernando Alonso was 2nd on +0.232s.
With 20 minutes to go Max Verstappen was quickest again. His fastest lap time on soft tyres was 1:09.971. Lewis Hamilton was 2nd in the Mercedes also on soft tyres +0.396s slower and Pierre Gasly with soft tyres on 3rd place in the AlphaTauri on +0.719s on Verstappen.
Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas was 4th on +0.727s also on softs and Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez was 5th on +0.823s but drove that lap time on the mediums.
Hamilton was showed the fight is on and drove the quickest lap in the end beating Verstappen by 0.204s. Bottas who was 3rd quickest also could keep the Red Bull of Perez 0.2s behind him.
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FP3 Times Table 2021 Styrian GP
|P||No||Driver||Team||Lap Time||P1 Gap||Laps||Tyres|
|1||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:04,369||19||🔴S (C4)|
|2||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:04,573||0,204||16||🔴S (C4)|
|3||77||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||1:04,832||0,463||25||🔴S (C4)|
|4||11||Sergio Pérez||Red Bull||1:05,026||0,657||21||🔴S (C4)|
|5||22||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||1:05,150||0,781||23||🔴S (C4)|
|6||10||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||1:05,298||0,929||22||🔴S (C4)|
|7||16||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:05,340||0,971||21||🔴S (C4)|
|8||14||Fernando Alonso||Alpine||1:05,400||1,031||24||🔴S (C4)|
|9||18||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||1:05,445||1,076||18||🔴S (C4)|
|10||5||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1:05,492||1,123||20||🔴S (C4)|
|11||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:05,556||1,187||24||🔴S (C4)|
|12||31||Esteban Ocon||Alpine||1:05,676||1,307||22||🔴S (C4)|
|13||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1:05,698||1,329||22||🔴S (C4)|
|14||63||George Russell||Williams||1:05,863||1,494||23||🔴S (C4)|
|15||7||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo||1:05,942||1,573||25||🔴S (C4)|
|16||47||Mick Schumacher||Haas||1:05,992||1,623||24||🔴S (C4)|
|17||3||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren||1:06,116||1,747||20||🔴S (C4)|
|18||6||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1:06,119||1,750||22||🔴S (C4)|
|19||4||Lando Norris||McLaren||1:06,654||2,285||19||🟡M (C3)|
|20||9||Nikita Mazepin||Haas||1:06,692||2,323||22||🔴S (C4)|
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