Max Verstappen bounced back from a difficult Friday at Imola to set the fastest time in final practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Verstappen suffered a driveshaft failure in the second of the two Friday sessions but set a blistering pace on Saturday morning with an effort 0.456secs faster than second-placed Lando Norris.
After topping both practice sessions on Friday, Valtteri Bottas was only eighth fastest for Mercedes with team-mate Lewis Hamilton third, 0.557s behind Verstappen in a session that saw a sharp focus placed on track limits.
Following a discussion in the drivers meeting, FIA race director Michael Masi issued a revised ruling on how track limits would be policed for the remainder of the weekend.
The changes included the removal of policing at the apex of turn 13 and an extension of the limits on the exit of turn 15 to include the red, white and green kerbing.
Limits, however, had not been extended at turn nine and it was this corner that provided a constant challenge to drivers with 22 lap times being deleted, 19 of which were for violations at this corner.
Three-quarters of the field saw at least one time deleted, including both Mercedes and Red Bull drivers, with Kimi Raikkonen and Nikita Mazepin the worst offenders with three times deleted.
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