Nicholas Latifi was a promising fourth-fastest in his Williams, one of few teams to better their time from Friday, when test driver Roy Nissany was at the wheel.
Mercedes, who suffered a poor start to testing yesterday, setting the fewest laps, had another disrupted morning. Lewis Hamilton finished eighth fastest after a couple of errors including a spin which included the only unplanned red flag interruption of the day. However his tally of 58 laps was considerably better than the six his unlucky team mate managed yesterday morning. Valtteri Bottas will be back in the car this afternoon.
Sebastian Vettel ended the morning at the bottom of the times after suffering a gearbox problem on his Mercedes-powered Aston Martin. He returned to the track before the lunch break, but a total of 10 laps was a poor return on the morning for the team.
Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso briefly exchanged times just before the final hour of the session. This was curtailed when the session was brought to an early end by red flags with five minutes to go, giving drivers the opportunity to conduct practice starts on the grid.
|Pos.||Car number||Driver||Team||Model||Best time||Gap||Laps|
|3||11||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||RB16B||1’32.478||0.263||39|
|6||55||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Ferrari||SF21||1’33.072||0.857||56|
|9||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||C41||1’36.018||3.803||73|