Charles Leclerc edges close Ferrari 1-2 in British GP FP3

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action at the British Grand Prix

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc edged out team-mate Sebastian Vettel in the final practice session ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

In a session which was interrupted by rain in the early stages, it was Ferrari who came out on top with Leclerc setting a 1:25.905 while Vettel was less than three hundredths behind.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton also came close to topping the session, only just 0.023 slower than Vettel in third place, and only 0.049s behind Leclerc.

Red Bull finished fourth and fifth, with Pierre Gasly again in front of team-mate Max Verstappen, as he built on an encouraging Friday display.

Valtteri Bottas failed to get a clear lap under his belt and ended the session half a second behind Leclerc. The Finn nearly made contact with Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat late into the session as the Russian tried to pass Bottas and came close to hitting the inside barrier at Woodcote.

McLaren's Lando Norris was seventh, two tenths clear of the Renault pair, led by Nico Hulkenberg over Daniel Ricciardo.

Just two-tenths of a second covered Hulkenberg in eighth all to the way to the Haas of Romain Grosjean in 14th, which included Alexander Albon, Antonio Giovinazzi, Carlos Sainz and Kvyat.

Magnussen was 15th ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and the two Racing Point cars and the two Williams.

George Russell completed the most amount of laps in the session as he hit the track early on testing new parts for the FW42 before the rain arrived.

British Grand Prix qualifying is scheduled for 14:00 local time.

Great Britain - Practice 3

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Flag   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:25.905 0.049 17
2 Flag   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:25.931 0.026 16
3 Flag   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.954 0.049 21
4 Flag   Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:26.118 0.213 14
5 Flag   Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:26.440 0.535 15
6 Flag   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:26.456 0.551 20
7 Flag   Lando Norris McLaren 1:26.689 0.784 15
8 Flag   Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:26.945 1.040 16
9 Flag   Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:26.965 1.060 15
10 Flag   Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:26.976 1.071 17
11 Flag   Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:27.036 1.131 16
12 Flag   Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:27.106 1.201 15
13 Flag   Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:27.108 1.203 18
14 Flag   Romain Grosjean Haas 1:27.110 1.205 16
15 Flag   Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:27.275 1.370 16
16 Flag   Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1:27.424 1.519 15
17 Flag   Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:27.544 1.639 14
18 Flag   Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:27.598 1.693 12
19 Flag   George Russell Williams 1:29.065 3.160 22
20 Flag   Robert Kubica Williams 1:29.450 3.545 19