F1 2022 results: French Grand Prix – Third Practice session

Max Verstappen topped the timesheet in the third and final practice session for the French Grand Prix, 0.354 seconds ahead of Carlos Sainz.

On another hot day in France, Verstappen pulled one back against Ferrari after Charles Leclerc and then Carlos Sainz clinched the double for the Scuderia on Friday.

The Red Bull driver made a late swap to the soft Pirellis, purple in the first two sectors on his way to a 1:32.272.

Sainz, set for a back-of-the-grid start due to engine penalties, was second with Leclerc third. The latter was over six-tenths down on Verstappen’s best.

Lewis Hamilton was next in line, half a tenth up on Sergio Perez who in turn was just over half a tenth faster than George Russell.

Fernando Alonso, Alex Albon, Lando Norris and Yuki Tsunoda made up the top ten, the latter 1.479s off the P1 time.

Sebastian Vettel, unable to do a soft tyre run due to floor damage, was slowest of all.

The full results from FP2 at Paul Ricard ahead of the 2022 French Grand Prix are as follows…

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1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:32.272
2Carlos SainzFerrari0.354s
3Charles LeclercFerrari0.637s
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes0.983s
5Sergio PerezRed Bull1.021s
6George RussellMercedes1.104s
7Fernando AlonsoAlpine1.233s
8Alex AlbonWilliams1.286s
9Lando NorrisMcLaren1.397s
10Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1.479s
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1.516s
12Nicholas LatifiWilliams1.569s
13Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1.597s
14Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo Racing1.600s
15Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo Racing1.639s
16Kevin MagnussenHaas1.759s
17Esteban OconAlpine1.850s
18Mick SchumacherHaas1.950s
19Lance StrollAston Martin1.963s
20Sebastian VettelAston Martin2.264s

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