The Belgian failed to hit a bird this Saturday afternoon. At the practice session, the pilot saw the animal land in front of his car at the exit of a turn. Fortunately, the bird managed to avoid the conflict.
In the end, Vandoorne appears in the 20th and last place in the table of appearances with Sebastian Vettel time 1: 10,289 to 2,341 seconds.
With a new record of 1: 07.948, the German four-time world champion set the fastest time of the third free Brazilian Grand Prix, the 20th round of the Formula One World Championship, Saturday at the Interlagos circuit (4,309 km). Sao Paolo.
Vettel was in front of British Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes and Finn Valtteri Bottas, pole position writer last year and best time at the second session on Friday, respectively 217/1000 and 517/1000. The silver arrows were again oversized, and Hamilton was forced to return to his pavilion because an infusion tube had been moved.
Finland's Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari) was fourth in front of the Red Bulls of Dutch Max Verstappen, who dominated the first session, and Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who will have to go down five grid positions on Sunday to change the turbo.
Spaniard Fernando Alonso (McLaren), a Vandoorne teammate, who once won two world championship titles in Brazil, is 18th at 1: 10,020.
The rain could occur during qualifying starts at 18 hours.
3rd Freelance Session:
Sebastian Vettel (All / Ferrari) 1: 07.948 (17 laps)
Lewis Hamilton (G-B / Mercedes) 1: 08.165 (15)
Valtteri Bottas (Fin / Mercedes) 1: 08.465 (23)
Kimi Raikkonen (Fin / Ferrari) 1: 08.490 (17)
Max Verstappen (P-B / Red Bull-Renault) 1: 08.733 (12)
Daniel Rijsardo (Aus / Red Bull-Renault) 1: 08.788 (12)
Kevin Magnussen (Dan / Haas-Ferrari) 1: 09.146 (14)
Romain Grosjean (Fra / Haas-Ferrari) 1: 09.257 (16)
Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso-Honda) 1: 09.402 (22)
Charles Leclerc (Mon / Sauber-Ferrari) 1: 09.448 (21)
Nico Hulkenberg (All / Renault) 1: 09.461 (19)
Esteban Ocon (Racing Point Force India) 1: 09.588 (18)
Marcus Ericsson (Swe / Sauber-Ferrari) 1: 09.808 (23)
Carlos Sainz Jr (Esp / Renault) 1: 09.864 (17)
Sergei Sirotkin (Rees / Williams-Mercedes) 1: 09.885 (14)
Brandon Hartley (N / Z / Toro Rosso-Honda) 1: 09.985 (18)
Lance Stroll (Can / Williams-Mercedes) 1: 10,001 (17)
Fernando Alonso (Esp / McLaren-Renault) 1: 10.020 (15)
Sergio Perez (Mexico / Sail Power India) 1: 10.116 (18)
*** Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL / McLaren-Renault) 1: 10.289 (16)