Red Bull’s Sergio Perez pipped Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by 0.041s to lead FP3 of F1 Monaco GP, with Carlos Sainz in third.

It started off a cleaner FP3 session in F1 Monaco GP but by the end of it there were impeding and incidents but not enough to cause any red flags. The Turn 1 caught out the likes of Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

Stroll was also involved in impeding case with Sainz, while the Canadian also brushed the barrier and damaged his front wing in the Swimming Pool section. It ended his session, while teammate Sebastian Vettel was impeding by Sainz too.

He was hugely upset at the case with Alfa Romeo’s Guanyu Zhou also on the impeding list against Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Another late impeding case was between Mercedes’ George Russell and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez where the latter was the guilty party.

The Mexican managed to set the pace in FP3 of F1 Monaco GP with a late 1m12.76s lap where he pipped Leclerc by 0.041s after his late lap of 1m12.512s. Behind, Sainz (1m12.846s) slotted in third with Verstappen only fourth.

AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly continued his fine Monaco GP run in fifth with McLaren’s Lando Norris in sixth ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who managed to bring down the deficit to under a second. Teammate Russell was ninth behind Haas’ Kevin Magnussen.

The Top 10 was rounded out by Alpine’s Fernando Alonso with AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda in 11th from Haas’ Mick Schumacher, Aston Martin’s Vettel, Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas and Williams’ Alexander Albon in the Top 15.

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo returned after a crash in FP2 but was only 16th after facing brake issues, with Alpine’s Esteban Ocon not having a great time in 17th from Stroll, Zhou and Williams’ Nicholas Latifi to round out the 20 drivers.

Here’s all what they said after Friday of F1 Monaco GP