Sebastian Vettel became the third driver to top a practice session in Canada this weekend, edging Kimi Raikkonen in FP3.
Rising track temperature and a near perfect morning in Montreal greeted the drivers at the start of Saturday’s third and final practice session.
Vettel set the early pace, lowering the benchmark to a 1:13.015 as Lewis Hamilton slotted into second place.
Raikkonen made it a Ferrari 1-2 as he closed right up on Vettel, falling a mere 0.002s short of his team-mate’s best.
Vettel responded by shaving tenths off his time, dropping to a 1:12.704. Finding more pace on his third flying lap, the German crossed the line with a 1:12.572.
That proved to be the time to beat for the session with Raikkonen coming closest but some three-tenths off the pace.
Mercedes were third with Lewis Hamilton ahead of Max Verstappen while Valtteri Bottas was fifth quickest. Hamilton’s best, a 1:12.926, was 0.354s shy of Vettel’s P1 time.
Nico Hulkenberg made a late improvement on the ultrasoft tyres to finish sixth, edging Felipe Massa and the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciado. The trio were separated by 0.05s.
Esteban Ocon and Carlos Sainz completed the top ten in what was a relatively trouble-free session for all 20 drivers.
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:12.572
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:12.864 0.292
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.926 0.354
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12.965 0.393
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:13.210 0.638
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:13.493 0.921
7 Felipe Massa Williams 1:13.527 0.955
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:13.545 0.973
9 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:13.635 1.063
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:13.667 1.095
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:13.788 1.216
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:13.885 1.313
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1:13.956 1.384
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:13.994 1.422
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:14.102 1.530
16 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:14.228 1.656
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:14.392 1.820
18 Lance Stroll Williams 1:14.409 1.837
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:14.883 2.311
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:14.965 2.393