The third free practice had a fascinating end, after Daniel Ricciardo with a broken Renault caused a code red ten minutes before time. With three minutes to go, the pits were thrown open, causing almost everyone to go out again.
In the end, that final sprint on used soft tires did not lead to huge changes in position. Valtteri Bottas thus retained the leading position, ahead of Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Max Verstappen was no faster on the soft tires in his qualifying run than on the medium tires at the start of the session. He got stuck in sixth place.
View the full results of the third free practice below.