However, Albon's session ended early as he hit the barriers at Stowe after losing the rear of his car, making contact with the Armco wall and sustaining damage.
Albon was able to step out of the car on his own, however the medical car picked him up as a precaution.
Carlos Sainz was sixth fastest, however his teammate Lano Norris failed to end up inside the top ten, posting the 11th fastest lap time of the session.
Max Verstappen failed to set a representative lap on the soft compound during the session, as the Dutchman was held up on his fast lap by Romain Grosjean during the fast Maggotts and Becketts sequence.
Sebastian Vettel returned to the F1 action after missing the entirety of the FP1 session due to an intercooler issue, but could only set the 18th fastest lap time, ahead of only Kevin Magnussen and Nicholas Latifi.
The final free practice session gets underway at 11:00 AM local time, which will be the final outing before Saturday afternoon's qualifying session.
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing
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