Abu Dhabi GP practice 3 results: Nico Rosberg steals the lead

Mercedes AMG Petronas continues its domination at Yas Marina.

The first part of the session was led by Fernando Alonso in F14-T on supersoft slicks. But then two title contenders were out of their garages. Lewis Hamilton failed to overcome his teammate's laptime.

Felipe Massa was much faster than his teammate Valtteri Bottas, both on used supersofts, clinched third place on the timesheets.

For the last 10 minutes of the third free practice drivers switched for supersoft sets of the tyres. Most of the laptimes were improved. 

 

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:41.424   19
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:41.793 0.369 17
3 19 Felipe Massa Williams 1:42.429 1.005 18
4 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:42.653 1.229 8
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:42.679 1.255 19
6 22 Jenson Button McLaren 1:42.768 1.344 20
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:42.773 1.349 14
8 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:42.794 1.370 19
9 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:42.809 1.385 20
10 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:43.038 1.614 14
11 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 1:43.112 1.688 13
12 25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:43.352 1.928 20
13 11 Sergio Perez Force India 1:43.360 1.936 19
14 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:43.501 2.077 18
15 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1:43.643 2.219 24
16 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:43.718 2.294 17
17 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:43.778 2.354 18
18 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber 1:44.022 2.598 22
19 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham 1:45.044 3.620 16
20 46 Will Stevens Caterham 1:45.959 4.535 21
             

 

For the complete results, visit our Formula One result pages.

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Series Formula 1
Event Abu Dhabi GP
Sub-event Saturday practice
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers Jenson Button , Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Felipe Massa , Nico Rosberg , Pastor Maldonado , Sebastian Vettel , Kamui Kobayashi , Adrian Sutil , Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez , Romain Grosjean , Daniel Ricciardo , Esteban Gutierrez , Will Stevens , Valtteri Bottas , Jean-Eric Vergne , Kevin Magnussen , Daniil Kvyat
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Force India , Toro Rosso , Williams
Article type Practice report