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Max Verstappen went quickest in closing observe for the Abu Dhabi Enormous Prix quickest beating team-mate Alexander Albon by juts over half a 2d as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas completed sixth and ninth respectively.

With the session taking popularity in the warmth of the early afternoon the opening 20 minutes of the session handed in near silence as groups waited for tumble in temperatures.

In the end, though, Williams fired up Nicholas Latifi’s automobile and Haas’ Kevin Magnussen and the Alfa Romeos of Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen, whose automobile had been rebuilt after a fire sooner or later of FP2, impulsively adopted the Canadian heading in the appropriate route.

Verstappen changed into once able to bid high region with his first crawl on the soft tyres and then lowered the benchmark with a 2d crawl of 1: 36.734. The Dutchman alternated between saving soft tyres in the opening and center sectors nonetheless after two laps with extra conservative center sectors did no longer reap dividends, he went for a extra aggressive come in the 2d and third sectors and learned immediate enchancment, lowering the marker to 1: 36.251s.

Alex Albon completed a one-two result for Red Bull, though the Thai driver changed into once 0.501s in the back of his team-mate.

After two early runs, Albon spent a whereas in the Red Bull garage as his crew labored on the entrance cease of his automobile and even when he returned to the observe he complained of “insane understeer”.

He changed into once able to enhance, then again, and home a handiest time of 1: 36.752, a diminutive bit over a tenth of a 2d obvious of the Renaults of Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon.

Within the back of the Renaults Lando Norris took fifth for McLaren, with the British driver finishing honest under two hundredths of a 2d earlier than Hamilton. Neither Hamilton nor Bottas competed a qualifying simulation sooner or later of the session.

Racing Level’s Lance Stroll completed in seventh popularity earlier than McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Bottas and the tip converse changed into once completed by Racing Level’s Sergio Perez.

2020 FIA Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Enormous Prix – Free Practice 3

1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda 1: 36.251 16 207.731

2 Alexander Albon Red Bull/Honda 1: 36.752 0.501 15 206.656

3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1: 36.877 0.626 12 206.389

4 Esteban Ocon Renault 1: 36.899 0.648 15 206.342

5 Lando Norris McLaren/Renault 1: 36.994 0.743 13 206.140

6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1: 37.012 0.761 16 206.102

7 Lance Stroll Racing Level/Mercedes 1: 37.030 0.779 16 206.064

8 Carlos Sainz McLaren/Renault 1: 37.068 0.817 12 205.983

9 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 37.085 0.834 16 205.947

10 Sergio Pérez Racing Level/Mercedes 1: 37.227 0.976 13 205.646

11 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri/Honda 1: 37.266 1.015 17 205.564

12 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 37.270 1.019 14 205.555

13 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 1: 37.371 1.120 18 205.342

14 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1: 37.728 1.477 16 204.592

15 George Russell Williams/Mercedes 1: 37.886 1.635 16 204.262

16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1: 37.900 1.649 16 204.232

17 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1: 38.269 2.018 16 203.465

18 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1: 38.457 2.206 14 203.077

19 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 1: 38.765 2.514 17 202.444

20 Pietro Fittipaldi Haas/Ferrari 1: 39.159 2.908 15 201.639

 


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