F1 2023 results: FP3 timings from Spanish Grand Prix practice

Thomas Maher
F1 cars heading on track at the Spanish Grand Prix. Barcelona, June 2023. Results

Cars heading on track at the Spanish Grand Prix. Barcelona, June 2023.

Check out the results from the third practice session in Barcelona, which saw compromised running due to rain hitting the track.

Max Verstappen has set the pace in the final practice session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, putting in a time in the dry conditions early on before rain slowed the pace.

The Dutch driver improved upon his Friday best to put in a 1:13.6 on the soft tyre compound, leaving him quarter of a second clear of Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez at the chequered flag.

The session got underway with a flurry of activity as rain and lightning loomed over the circuit, which was red-flagged at the quarter-session mark as a result of Logan Sargeant crashing his Williams at the final corner.

The American driver was uninjured and scampered clear of the car as it was recovered, with the session resuming in green flag conditions as rain spat down on the circuit.

It resulted in most of the drivers coming out on the intermediate tyres to thread their way around and figure out the grip levels, with the rain remaining at a level that just about necessitated the intermediate tyres.

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With less than 10 minutes to go, Lando Norris went for the brave decision of trying out the soft tyre to see whether the conditions allowed it. His laptime was enough to show the track was just in between wet and dry conditions, with Alpine’s Pierre Gasly and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll both showing how tricky the conditions were as they ran wide through the gravel in the second sector.

With Norris proving the conditions were just about manageable, the majority of the field switched back to the softs for the final five minutes, but none found extra laptime to eclipse their early session pace.

Click here for our full FP3 session report.

2023 Spanish Grand Prix Third Practice (FP3) Results:

  1. 1. Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:13.664
  2. 2. Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.250
  3. 3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.408
  4. 4. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.576
  5. 5. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +0.600
  6. 6. George Russell Mercedes +0.614
  7. 7. Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.689
  8. 8. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +0.696
  9. 9. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +0.995
  10. 10. Lando Norris McLaren +1.017
  11. 11. Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo +1.017
  12. 12. Nyck De Vries AlphaTauri +1.029
  13. 13. Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.092
  14. 14. Nico Hulkenberg Haas +1.324
  15. 15. Oscar Piastri McLaren +1.441
  16. 16. Esteban Ocon Alpine +1.602
  17. 17. Kevin Magnussen Haas +1.870
  18. 18. Pierre Gasly Alpine +2.177
  19. 19. Alex Albon Williams +2.187
  20. 20. Logan Sargeant Williams +2.865