Yesterday Max Verstappen was fastest in the second practice in France. Still, Red Bull was not completely satisfied with the car. That is why they and the other teams have made the necessary adjustments to get the most out of the car. However, the teams are in no rush to test the set-up changes, as we see almost no cars on the track for the first 15 minutes.
If the drivers start with the fast times, Verstappen is the fastest again at the beginning. Mercedes manages to hit back with a fast time. Then the adjustments Red Bull made last night will pay off. At the end of this third practice, Verstappen crushes Bottas’ fastest time by more than seven tenths.
Hamilton has it a lot harder this weekend. He has been driving behind his teammate since yesterday and is now almost a second behind Verstappen. However, Lewis has already shown that he can pull off a lightning-fast qualifying lap, so Verstappen should not celebrate too early.
3rd free practice of the 2021 French GP
01. Max Verstappen
02. Valtteri Bottas
03. Carlos Sainz
04. Sergio Perez
05. Lewis Hamilton
Dates and times of the 2021 French GP
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Qualification: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 20 June 2021
Race: 3:00 PM