Sergio Perez used the final day of testing to set the best time for Red Bull after spending the whole day in the new RB19, with Lewis Hamilton finishing second fastest for Mercedes.

Hamilton set the fastest Mercedes time in testing on C5 tyres (1:30.781) before improving his time to 1:30.664, but he was knocked from the top by Perez on C4 tyres and in the final hour Perez further improved his best time (C4) to finish 0.359 seconds ahead of Hamilton.

After yesterday’s best time, Alfa Romeo was again near the top with Bottas in third place who completed 131 laps even though he stopped on the track in the morning due to a gearbox problem, and the Finn finished ahead of both Ferrari drivers.

Tsunoda took sixth for AlphaTauri on C4 tires ahead of Magnussen in the Haas, with Russell finishing eighth thanks to the weather in the morning when track conditions were slower.

Alonso took over the Aston Martin AMR23 from Drugovich in the afternoon – the duo finished ninth and tenth with an impressive 157 laps, and Norris took over the McLaren MCL60 from Piastri in the afternoon to finish 11th with just 37 laps.

Albon separated two Alpine drivers Gasly and Ocon in 13th place for Williams, with Hulkenberg, Piastri and de Vries occupying the last three positions.

The most laps on the last day of the test were driven by the Haas team (172), and the least by McLaren, only 81 laps.

The first race of the season is scheduled for next weekend at the same track.

DAY 3 RESULTS

1 Sergio Pérez Red Bull RB19 Honda RBPT H001 1:30.305 133  
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 W14 E Performance Mercedes F1 M14 E Performance 1:30.664 65  
3 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo C43 Ferrari 066/10 1:30.827 131  
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari SF-23 Ferrari 066/10 1:31.024 67  
5 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari SF-23 Ferrari 066/10 1:31.036 76  
6 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri AT04 Honda RBPT H001 1:31.261 79  
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas VF-23 Ferrari 066/10 1:31.381 95  
8 George Russell Mercedes F1 W14 E Performance Mercedes F1 M14 E Performance 1:31.442 83  
9 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin AMR23 Mercedes F1 M14 E Performance 1:31.450 80  
10 Felipe Drugovich Aston Martin AMR23 Mercedes F1 M14 E Performance 1:32.075 77  
11 Lando Norris McLaren MCL60 Mercedes F1 M14 E Performance 1:32.160 37  
12 Pierre Gasly Alpine A523 Renault E-Tech RE23 1:32.762 56  
13 Alexander Albon Williams FW45 Mercedes F1 M14 E Performance 1:32.793 136  
14 Esteban Ocon Alpine A523 Renault E-Tech RE23 1:33.257 76  
15 Nico Hülkenberg Haas VF-23 Ferrari 066/10 1:33.329 77  
16 Oscar Piastri McLaren MCL60 Mercedes F1 M14 E Performance 1:33.655 44  
17 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri AT04 Honda RBPT H001 1:38.244 87  
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