The final practice session gets underway before qualifying in Spain today.
Ferrari’s performance in the opening two sessions certainly suggests they’re going to be taking the title fight to Red Bull.
Charles Leclerc dominated the opening proceedings, topping the timesheets in the hour-long session followed just hundredths of a second behind by teammate Carlos Sainz.
Session two, meanwhile, saw the much-improved Mercedes of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton – in second and third respectively – who came closest to matching Leclerc rather than his teammate.
While Leclerc occasionally had issues with grip, running wide and clipping the kerb, their first main upgrades of 2022 look an immediate improvement.
Ferrari are one of a number of teams with major upgrades to their car along with McLaren, Aston Martin and Mercedes.
Max Verstappen was third quickest and three tenths of a second off the pace of the top Ferrari initially and dropped down to fifth fastest but the same time gap in the second session.
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Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of the final practice sessions before qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix later today.
Charles Leclerc leads the way so far and the final session begins at 12pm BST before qualifying at 3pm.