After a magnificent display of form in the first two free practices of the Canadian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen once again set the fastest time of the third and last free practice. The young Dutchman set a flying lap recorded in 1:11.599, only 0.049 faster than Sebastian Vettel, who managed to finish ahead of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen.
Lewis Hamilton was the fastest Mercedes driver. The reigning world champion ended fourth, nearly two tenths behind Verstappen. Behind him, Daniel Ricciardo completed the top five, while Valtteri Bottas ended FP3 in sixth, seven tenths behind Verstappen.
Sergio Perez was the best of the rest in FP3. The Mexican finished seventh, but nearly 1.4 seconds behind the reference set by Verstappen. Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean and Stoffel Vandoorne were the other drivers inside the top ten in FP3. Behind them, Esteban Ocon narrowly missed out once again a top ten place.
The Frenchman finished eleventh ahead of Brendon Hartley and Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard, who is racing in his 300th grand prix at Montreal, had another lacklustre session. His best lap was 1.7 seconds slower than the flying lap set by Verstappen. Carlos Sainz Jr. and Pierre Gasly finished 14th and 15th, while Charles Leclerc was once again the fastest Sauber driver as the Monegasque finished 16th.
Behind Leclerc, the other drivers classsified in FP3 were Kevin Magnussen, Sergey Sirotkin, Marcus Ericsson and Lance Stroll, who once again had a disastruos session in front of his home fans.
The action from Montreal will restart in about two hours when the qualifying session is set to take place at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit.