02/11/13 - 10:00
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit • Free Practice 3

Free Practice 3

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Dan Quarrell

Thanks for joining us for this final practice session and be sure to follow live updates of qualifying with us from 13:00 UK time.


So it's a Red Bull one-two at the end of final practice at the Yas Marina Circuit, with Vettel edging Webber into second and Hamilton third ahead of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix! Vettel is again fastest and he will be the favourite to again dominate in qualifying.


Vettel is now fastest as he records a 1:41.351 with Hamilton and Grosjean in pursuit as we head into the final two minutes of this final practice session.


Every driver is now on the softs as Hamilton goes fastest with a 1:41.580 - half a second quicker than Rosberg's time before that.


Button goes fastest now on the softs with a 1:41.956 and Alonso is also on a very fast lap himself.


Perez has only completed eight laps and without setting a time in this session, and he's clearly encountering some serious issues.


Bianchi has brought some real drama to this session as his car is lifted off the Yas Marina circuit now. Rosberg continues to lead with his 1:43.465.


He spun twice as he exited Turn 2 and the left wing of his car brushed the barrier before his front end hit it. Not a lot of damage but that's him out of the session.


CRASH! Bianchi goes off at Turn 2 and the yellow flag comes out as the session grinds to a halt. He clambers out of his Marussia and looks fine.


Perez rejoins having only completed three laps, and he must make an impact before too long for his team to not be overly concerned.


There's a change at the top of the timesheet as Rosberg surges through with a 1:43.465 to trump Webber and Vettel!


Hamilton puts together a decent time of 1:42.872 and he goes third fastest behind Vettel and Webber in the Red Bulls.


Webber is just 0.028s off Vettel now as he improves his time while Hamilton is improving on the medium tyres.


Hamilton's brakes are smoking now as he eases into Turn 11 before he finally gets back up to speed. He seems to be having quite a few early problems.


Sutil over the radio to his Force India team: "The car is just undriveable ... it's like I told you, oversteer ... it's just all over the place." Oh dear!


Raikkonen goes quickest early on in this session with a 1:43.949 before Vettel nicks the top spot with a 1:43.795.


It's installation lap time and Bianchi's Marussia is the first to head down the long straight out of Turn 7.


It's a hot one for this final practice session with an air temperature at 37 degrees. So, here we go everyone...


In other news ahead of this session, the drivers have been warned that they risk having qualifying times disallowed at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix if they abuse track limits at the final corner.


Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber returned Red Bull to the top in the second Friday practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. After being shaded by Lotus and Mercedes in the afternoon session, Red Bull regained its habitual top spot.


Good morning and welcome to live text updates of free practice 3 from the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.