Canadian GP: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in FP3

Sebastian Vettel headed a Ferrari one-two in final Formula 1 practice for the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal

Canadian GP: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in FP3

The championship leader clocked a 1m12.572s with ultra-soft tyres on his qualifying-simulation to finish 0.292s clear of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.

Vettel's title rival Lewis Hamilton, who was told by his Mercedes team that he was losing time in the final sector, was third quickest, 0.354s off the pace.

Mercedes chose to run the super-softs to begin its final practice programme, while Ferrari spent the session focusing on using the ultra-soft.

It was Vettel who set the early pace, when the track was dusty once again, with Raikkonen keeping him honest just over a tenth back.

When the teams took out the fuel ready to focus on qualifying preparation, Vettel was among the first out to take advantage of a quieter track.

The German completed a five-lap run on the ultra-softs, with his pace-setting time coming on the fifth and final effort.

Hamilton started off 0.506s adrift before making small improvements to close the gap but he ultimately had to settle for third.

Valtteri Bottas, who got baulked by traffic and then couldn't put a clean lap together in subsequent attempts, was fifth.

While Mercedes and Ferrari completed their low-fuel runs with around 20 minutes to go, Max Verstappen left it until the final few minutes.

The Red Bull driver made the most of a track that was ramping up to leap ahead of Bottas and finish fourth quickest, 0.393s off the pace.

His team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, who made up for lost running in FP2 with a tally of 35 laps that included an opening 16-lap run, was eighth, nearly sixth tenths adrift.

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg was an impressive sixth, lapping within a second of Vettel late on, with Felipe Massa slotting into seventh in the Williams.

Force India's Esteban Ocon and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr completed the top 10 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Fernando Alonso was the leading McLaren in 12th, 1.313s off the pace and three tenths clear of team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne.

Lance Stroll, driving in front of his home crowd, was 18th quickest, 1.837s off the pace and nearly a second adrift of team-mate Massa.

FP3 TIMES

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m12.572s - 20
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m12.864s 0.292s 19
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m12.926s 0.354s 22
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m12.965s 0.393s 22
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m13.210s 0.638s 24
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m13.493s 0.921s 20
7 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m13.527s 0.955s 22
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m13.545s 0.973s 35
9 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1m13.635s 1.063s 26
10 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m13.667s 1.095s 22
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m13.788s 1.216s 23
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m13.885s 1.313s 18
13 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m13.956s 1.384s 27
14 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m13.994s 1.422s 19
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m14.102s 1.530s 22
16 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1m14.228s 1.656s 22
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1m14.392s 1.820s 18
18 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1m14.409s 1.837s 25
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m14.883s 2.311s 25
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1m14.965s 2.393s 25

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