Lap times 3rd free practice 2019 Azerbaijan F1 GP

Charles Leclerc going round the castle in Baku, 2019 Azerbaijan F1 GP

Event: Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Track: Baku street circuit

Weather: 17,1°C sunny & dry
Tarmac: 44.5-42.5°C dry
Humidity: 67.8%
Wind: 0.5 m//s
Pressure: 1024.9 bar

The third and final practice for qualifying this afternoon was kicked-off by Pierre Gasly who put the first lap time on the leaderboard. He drove a 1:49.815 on the soft tyres. Gasly missed a call to go to the weighbridge at the end of FP2 yesterday and received a penalty. He must start the race from the pit lane tomorrow.

Charles Leclerc topped the time sheet already at the beginning on the red soft tyres, but Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was only 0.6 sec. slower on the medium tyres. No strange incidents happened during the final free practice in Azerbaijan.

With 18 minutes to go both Mercedes drivers switched to the Soft Pirelii tyre compounds to do some qualifying runs. Hamilton did score a purple first sector, but only won 0.1 sec. Max Verstappen did a better job in the Red Bull RB15 and jumped from P5 to P2. The Dutchman only was 0.2 sec slower than Leclerc's lap time.

In terms of top speed the Alfa Romeo of Kimi Raikkonen seems to reach the highest top speed. At the end of the session he reached a top speed of 340 km/h, while Hamilton and Bottas their top speed was 10-15 km/h slower on the 2.2. km long straight.

Leclerc was by far the quickest during this FP3 in the Ferrari SF90. The young driver from Monaco improved his time by almost a second in his last run! His time is almost 2 seconds faster than last year. His team mate Sebastian Vettel was only 0,2 sec slower.

Both Ferrari drivers showed great pace and were over a second quicker a lap than the competition.

In last years FP3 Sebastian Vettel was quickest with a 1:43.091 min in the Ferrari SF71H on Ultra soft tyres.

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FP3 Lap Times 2019 Azerbaijan GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
116Charles LeclercFerrari1:41.60414Soft
25Sebastian VettelFerrari1:41.802+0.198s14Soft
333Max VerstappenRed Bull1:42.852+1.248s16Soft
477Valtteri BottasMercedes1:43.064+1.460s19Soft
544Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:43.176+1.572s17Soft
626Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:43.223+1.619s18Soft
720Kevin MagnussenHaas1:43.294+1.690s19Soft
823Alexander AlbonToro Rosso1:43.300+1.696s19Soft
911Sergio PérezRacing Point1:43.430+1.826s15Soft
107Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:43.537+1.933s19Soft
113Daniel RicciardoRenault1:43.561+1.957s20Soft
1299Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:43.637+2.033s20Soft
134Lando NorrisMcLaren1:43.924+2.320s20Soft
1455Carlos SainzMcLaren1:43.978+2.374s19Soft
1518Lance StrollRacing Point1:44.039+2.435s16Soft
1627Nico HülkenbergRenault1:44.043+2.439s19Soft
178Romain GrosjeanHaas1:44.374+2.770s16Soft
1888Robert KubicaWilliams1:46.000+4.396s19Soft
1963George RussellWilliams1:46.290+4.686s20Soft
2010Pierre GaslyRed Bull1:47.836+6.232s22Soft

Below you can see footage of the final practice highlights.

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One F1 fan comment on “Lap times 3rd free practice 2019 Azerbaijan F1 GP

  1. MichaelM

    The race trim in practice is as important as the quali trim, and yet the broadcasters report all the times together without distinguishing between the two car settings. It would be far more informative to the audience if they show the race trim times separate from quali trim times.


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