Verstappen just ahead of Mercedes in the last free training session

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Max Verstappen [Red Bull] was fastest in the third free training session before the race for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina. The Dutchman was for the good 74 a thousandth of a second faster than Lewis Hamilton [Mercedes], while Valtteri Bottas was a few thousandth more behind in another Mercedes

Verstappen overtook both Mercedes racers in the simulation of the bad-tenth qualification, leading most of the training, while the other Red Bull driver Alexander Albon came in fourth place with a good three-tenths seconds.

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– Formula 1 (@ F1) November

The fifth and sixth places were occupied by both Ferrari racers, who, in turn, put their time on the level of the harder tires. Vettel was just over four tenths on the fifth fastest time, and Leclerc a few thousandth more.

Abu Dhabi: Bottas will start from last row

Sergio Perez [Racing Point] took the seventh time of the first free practice and Daniel Ricciardo [Renault] took the eighth.

Carlos Sainz [Mclaren] and Pierre Gasly [Toro Rosso] also completed the top ten.

Qualifications will be at 12:

RESULTS

1 27 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda 1 '30. 566 14
2 38 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

1 '30. 640 0. 63 15
3 74 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes

1 '30. 655 0. 77 15
4 21 Alexander Albon Red Bull-Honda 1 '30. 927 0. 280 16
5 5

Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1 '30. 975 0. 361 14
6 014 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1 '33. 0 00 0. 397 014
7 010 Sergio Perez Racing Point-Mercedes 1 '33. 516 0. 950 014
8 3

Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1 '33. 615 1. 39 12
9 44 Carlos Sainz Jnr

McLaren-Renault

1 '33. 691 1. 99 20
00 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso-Honda 1 '33. 736 1. 100 15
8

Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1 '33. 768 1. 170 10
00 22 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Honda 1 '33. 963 1. 293 16
010 4

Lando Norris McLaren-Renault

1 '36. 089 1. 534
16 10 18 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1 '36. 125 1. 632 10 12 16 Lance Stroll Racing Point-Mercedes 1 '36. 462 1. 896 014 13 7

Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1 '36. 514 1. 948 19 15 23 Nico Hulkenberg

Renault 1 '36. 580 2. 13 11 16 88 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1 '36. 782 2. 202 16 17 049 George Russell Williams-Mercedes

1 '37. 198 2. 640 14 18 074 Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes

1 '37. 859 3. 216 15

CLASSIFICATION: END OF FP3

Now not as much as a tenth between the discontinuance of three ⏱️

Perez bossing the midield 👀 # AbuDhabiGP

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– Formula 1 (@ F1) November 26, 2019

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