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Free Practice 3 results - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017 - Hamilton leads the way as Mercedes edge ahead

Hamilton leads the way as Mercedes edge ahead
Credit: Daimler AG

The first two practice sessions were close between Ferrari and Mercedes, but in the final hour of running, Hamilton and Bottas moved ahead. Lewis posted the fastest time of the session with Bottas behind, and Hamilton had half a second on third place Kimi Räikkönen.

It was a quiet session, one not very reflective of the conditions waiting for teams in qualifying and practice due to the time of day, but there were a couple of spins. There was also an odd moment when a giant umbrella somehow ended up at the apex of one of the corners - quickly retrieved by a marshal.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:37.62719
2Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:37.90021
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:38.15722
4Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:38.17422
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:38.34016
6Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:38.58714
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:39.15515
8Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:39.27718
9Carlos Sainz JrRenault Sport F1 Team1:39.34015
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.36719
11Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:39.38316
12Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:39.39618
13Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.50018
14Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:39.83119
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:40.07919
16Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:40.30720
17Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:40.57216
18Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.73721
19Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:40.78921
20Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.88323