Mercedes AMG Petronas continues its domination at Yas Marina.
Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg completing a combined total of 116 laps.
Esteban Ocon completed a strong showing in his first Grand Prix practice session.
Pat Fry: "It won’t be an easy weekend, but we’ll be trying to score as many points as possible, given that every position is worth double.”
Daniel Ricciardo: "Sebastian looked competitive today and hopefully we’re fighting for that spot on the podium,"
Felipe Massa: "The Mercedes are still looking quick, but we will keep working to close the gap."
Rosberg trailed his teammate in both FP1 and FP2.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg separated by the narrowest of margins on a scorching opening day's running at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Mercedes topped the charts in FP2 at Yas Marina.
Championship leader finishes first ahead of title rival Rosberg in opening practice at Yas Marina Circuit
Nico Rosberg tops the charts once again.
Fernando Alonso's second practice session went up in flames on Friday.
Adrian Sutil had a trouble free day and Esteban Gutiérrez suffered a number of technical issues.
Interlagos is offering a reasonable challenge with its new track surface.
Eric Boullier: “With some hard work tonight, we should be able to make significant improvements”
Felipe Nasr’s last FP1 session for Williams.
Nico Rosberg narrowly leaded team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the opening practice sessions for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Mercedes on top once again.
German ends session two tenths ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Kvyat third for Toro Rosso.
Nico Rosberg was able to do a lap 0.221sec faster than his teammate. Kvyat is in third.
Hamilton and Rosberg showed the way in all three practice sessions this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton was once again quickest in FP2.
Mercedes topped the charts in FP1 at COTA.
Lewis Hamilton tops FP3 at Sochi.
Kevin Magnussen: “It was a pretty decent day for us today, and the car feels good”
Max Chilton: "This evening will give us a chance to reflect on the day a little more and hopefully we will come back stronger still tomorrow.”
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton ended the first session in P1 and P2 respectively, separated by less than a tenth of a second.
Lewis Hamilton overshadowed his nearest rival by more than eight tenths. McLaren rookie outpaced his teammate. Fernando Alonso in third in his Ferrari.