It looks as if Max Verstappen is gearing up to dominate the second consecutive race at the Red Bull Ring this weekend, as he goes fastest in FP3 with a lap in 1:04.591.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton had managed to go quickest during FP2 on Friday, but this afternoon crossed the line in third behind his team mate Valtteri Bottas in second.
Hamilton posted a lap quick enough to land him in second this morning but exceeded track limits at Turn 10 and so his time was deleted.
Pierre Gasly, was the fourth quickest when time ran out, and was ahead of the Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi.
McLaren have had a tough morning, with Lando Norris having a number of off-track moments.
His quickest lap time was only enough to sit 15th, however, the young British driver was still one place ahead of his team mate Daniel Ricciardo.
More to follow.
Ahead of cars taking to the track this morning, it was confirmed that Lewis Hamilton had agreed a new contract with the Mercedes team that will see him racing with them until at least the end of 2023.
Speaking about his decision to keep racing, Hamilton said; “It is hard to believe it’s been nearly nine years working with this incredible team and I’m excited we’re going to continue our partnership for two more years.
“We’ve accomplished so much together but we still have a lot to achieve, both on and off the track. I’m incredibly proud and grateful for how Mercedes has supported me in my drive to improve diversity and equality in our sport. They have held themselves accountable and made important strides in creating a more diverse team and inclusive environment.
“Thank you to all the dedicated and talented individuals at Mercedes whose hard work makes it all possible and the Board for their continued trust in me. We’re entering a new era of car which will be challenging and exciting and I can’t wait to see what else we can achieve together.”