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Free Practice 3 results - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 - Ferrari top the times for final practice sessions

Scuderia Ferrari
Credit: Ferrari top the times for final practice sessions

Vettel goes fastest, a surprise to everyone. Mercedes and Ferrari had been vying for the top spot through the session, but Hamilton and Rosberg were demoted to fourth and fifth by the end of the hour. Ferrari appeared to pick up the pace, whereas Daniel Ricciardo struggled and ended up sixth.

Hülkenberg remained in the garage for much of the session due to a fuel system issue on his Force India, whilst Toro Rosso were back on track following problems in Friday practice that halted their running. Felipe Massa spun towards the end of the session, whilst Esteban Gutiérrez squeezed into the top ten with his Haas.

1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:40.77516
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:40.91221
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:40.99914
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.06515
5Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.16819
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:41.83120
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.88519
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.06713
9Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:42.07619
10Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:42.35416
11Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:42.58514
12Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:42.61618
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:42.66415
14Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:42.68320
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:42.80517
16Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:43.05717
17Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:43.14517
18Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:43.30110
19Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:43.41722
20Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:43.73315
21Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:44.10513
22Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:44.23820