Rumours that Renault are searching for a method to get Sainz in to the vehicle for the following race in Malaysia still circulate within the paddock, but to date Palmer has was adamant he promises to see out his contract towards the finish of year.
Verstappen’s team-mate Daniel Ricciardo might have been near the top had he not hit a wall on his final run.
The Spaniard and also the Belgian were faster compared to second Mercedes and Ferrari, with Finns Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen battling in eighth and ninth places.
In front, Red Bull ongoing their strong pace from Friday, however the closeness of Vettel and Hamilton shows that once the top two teams show up their engines in qualifying they might sneak ahead.
Renault doesn’t have exactly the same extra power boost for that final stages of qualifying and thus always have a tendency to lose some ground.
Team-mate Jolyon Palmer, who discovered now he’s being dropped for 2018 towards Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz, was .8secs slower and lower in 13th place.
Ricciardo have been quickest both in sessions on Friday but Verstappen was edging him throughout this session and also the Australian brushed a wall at Turn Nine on his final attempt for a quick lap and came back towards the pits to check on for damage, winding up sixth.