LIVE: F1 Bahrain 2021 pre-season testing - Day 3
Live text commentary on the third day of 2021 Formula 1 pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit.
By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Stefan Mackley, Haydn Cobb, Tom Howard
Leaderboard - Day 3
1. Verstappen, Red Bull, 1m28.960s
Into the final hour and it is our last changeover. Back from his Twitter Q&A, JBL will oversee the end of F1 pre-season testing.
Hamilton, on a second push lap after a cooldown, puts in a 1m30.643s to continue to chip away and move up to P8. Still some 0.8s off Verstappen's earlier effort.
Sainz is back in the Ferrari garage after his car appeared to be stuck in fourth gear when he trundled around before he pitted. The Ferrari mechanics are currently investigating.
Tsunoda goes for another push lap after a cooldown but is half a second slower this time as it appears his soft tyres cry enough.
Moments later, Hamilton, also on a new set of C4s, climbs up to P10 with a 1m30.928s. Time to find for the Mercedes driver.