The track was busy throughout, with this session the only practice drivers will get this weekend.
Verstappen set the early pace, swapping fastest laps with Daniil Kvyat in the first few minutes.
It took the Mercedes drivers a bit longer to get up to speed, but it wasn’t long before Hamilton and Bottas went second and third.
Albon was having further issues, complaining over the radio about a lack of rear grip as he tries to save not just his Red Bull seat, but his F1 career.
With half an hour to go, Hamilton began to show the potential the Mercedes has at this track, going two tenths clear of his Dutch rival.
Gasly was the quickest outside the big three, celebrating another year at Alpha Tauri with an impressive lap.