Charles Leclerc completed a practice clean sweep for Ferrari by going fastest in the final hour of track action ahead of Saturday’s qualifying for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix.
The Monegasque lapped the 5.4-kilometer-long Sakhir desert track in one minute 29.569 seconds, 0.169 seconds clear of team mate Sebastian Vettel.
The Ferrari pair have finished one-two at the top of the timesheets in every session this weekend.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton was third for Mercedes, waiting until the dying seconds to put in his flying lap.
The Briton edged team mate Valtteri Bottas, who won the season-opener in Australia two weeks ago, by less than a tenth of a second.
But he was still a 0.765 seconds off Leclerc’s pace.
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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in the pits during practise at the. Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir on March 29, 2019. (Reuters)