F1 2022 results: Monaco GP – Third Practice session (FP3)

Here are the complete results from the third and final practice session at the Circuit de Monaco, where Sergio Perez has thrown down the gauntlet to Ferrari.

Sergio Perez has laid down a marker ahead of qualifying in Monaco, with the Red Bull driver setting the fastest time of the final practice session.

Perez was involved in a tete-a-tete with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc as the pair traded fastest times at the head of the pack on their Soft tyre qualifying simulations.

It initially looked like Leclerc had won the battle with a 1:12.517, until Perez’s final flying lap pipped him by just 0.041 seconds.

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen also had a brief stint at the top but, ultimately, had to cede defeat to the speed shown by their teammates. Sainz finished three-tenths down on Leclerc, while Verstappen was a further 0.035 down on Sainz.

Behind the Red Bull and Ferrari battle, Pierre Gasly led the best of the rest as he placed fifth for AlphaTauri, ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris.

It was a very straightforward practice session, with no significant incidents – the biggest encounter with the barriers being Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll who clipped the barriers exiting the Swimming Pool.

The all-important qualifying session to determine the starting grid for the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix gets underway at 3pm UK time.

Read our full report on the third practice session.

Results: Third Practice (FP3) – 2022 Monaco GP

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