- Final practice ended around five minutes early when Alex Albon clipped the wall
- But it is George Russell who will head into qualifying with the fastest time so far
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Finally, there is some racing to talk about in Las Vegas with George Russell leading the way ahead of qualifying with the fastest time in the third and final practice session on Friday night.
The Mercedes man edged Oscar Piastri of McLaren and home favorite Logan Sargent of Williams in third. Russell led the way with a lap time of 1:34.093.
Max Verstappen was fourth and Lewis Hamilton, Russell’s Mercedes teammate, was down in eighth.
The session didn’t go completely without a hitch, though.
It was cut short with around five minutes to go after Alex Albon made contact with the wall, causing a wheel to come off his car.
George Russell of Mercedes was fastest in the final practice session before qualifying
The Mercedes man Russell edged Oscar Piastri of McLaren with a time of 1:34.093
Carlos Sainz of Ferrari – who drove over the loose drain cover on Thursday – was down in 17th
It meant that Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were unable to finish their laps and ended the session in 16th and 17th respectively.
For Sainz, it represented more frustration as it was he who drove over the loose drain cover on Thursday, causing significant damage to his Ferrari and the abandonment of first practice after just eight minutes.
But attention now turns to qualifying for the race, which begins at around midnight local time.