F1 – Verstappen tops last note in Abu Dhabi sooner than Hamilton

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Max Verstapen edged Lewis Hamilton by magnificent underneath eight hundredths of a 2d to prime the the leisure note session for the Abu Dhabi Extensive Prix, with Valtteri Bottas third. In a proper session the the leisure three were lined by decrease than a tenth of a 2d. 

Hamilton whine the early journey in the session with a lap of 1: 37.699, sooner than Verstappen moved ahead with his first lap of the afternoon, a 1: 37.202 that build him half of a 2d decided of the Mercedes driver.

Hamilton responded, on the opposite hand, and the six-time champion was basically the most crucial to dip underneath 1m37s to reclaim P1. His lap of 1: 36.877 saved him in prime quit sooner than personnel-mate Bottas sooner than the qualifying simulations. 

When the groups moved to new relaxed tyres for those runs, Hamilton made a cramped enchancment to 1: 36.640 to it looks solidify his desire on prime situation. Verstappen, though, had the measure of the Mercedes in first two sectors and though the Red Bull driver misplaced half of a 2d to Hamilton in the the leisure sector, his time became as soon as proper ample to desire him 0.074s of a 2d decided of the Briton. Bottas then made a mountainous enchancment leisurely on to terminate to 1500ths of a 2d off Hamilton. 

Alex Albon became as soon as fourth-quickest in the 2d Red Bull, 0.361s in the abet of his pacesetting personnel-mate. The Thai driver also can possess got a small closer had no longer his last flying lap been compromised when he came all the plan via dead Haas autos in the the leisure sector.

Sebastian Vettel became as soon as fifth quickest in the session, four tenths in the abet of Verstappen, with Ferrari personnel-mate three hundredths of a 2d extra abet.

Both Ferrari drivers chose no longer to desire on new objects of softs in the 2d half of of the session, on the opposite hand, and both Vettel and Leclerc whine their most productive laps on medium compound Pirellis. 

At the abet of the Ferrari pair, Sergio Pérez became as soon as most productive of basically the most productive for Racing Level, with the Mexican ending as the last driver inner a 2d of Verstappen. The Racing Level driver took seventh whine 5 hundredths of a 2d sooner than Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo. 

Carlose Sainz became as soon as ninth for McLaren and the the leisure prime 10 situation became as soon as taken by Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly who carried out 1.17s in the abet of Verstappen. 

2019 FIA Formula One Abu Dhabi Extensive Prix – Free Practice 3

1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1: 36.566 15 207.054

2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1: 36.640 0.074 18 206.895

3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 36.655 0.089 17 206.863

4 Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing 1: 36.927 0.361 18 206.283

5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1: 36.975 0.409 15 206.180

6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 37.010 0.444 16 206.106

7 Sergio Pérez Racing Level 1: 37.516 0.950 16 205.037

8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1: 37.615 1.049 14 204.829

9 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1: 37.691 1.125 22 204.669

10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1: 37.736 1.170 17 204.575

11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1: 37.768 1.202 12 204.508

12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1: 37.963 1.397 18 204.101

13 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 38.100 1.534 18 203.816

14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1: 38.198 1.632 12 203.613

15 Lance Stroll Racing Level 1: 38.462 1.896 16 203.067

16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 38.514 1.948 21 202.959

17 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1: 38.580 2.014 14 202.824

18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 38.782 2.216 18 202.409

19 George Russell Williams 1: 39.206 2.640 16 201.544

20 Robert Kubica Williams 1: 39.859 3.293 17 200.226

 

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