Lewis sets the pace in FP3, Mclaren determined to outperform Red Bull in Abu Dhabi

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Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit - Free Practice Session 3 Result

Lewis Hamilton continue to outperform his teammate and reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel as he tops the chart in the 3rd practice session also.

However Red Bull drivers and teammate Button are only less than half a second slower to the Hamilton's fastest time.

The competition gets even more intense as Webber and Button separates from only 2thousandth of a second.

Ferrari again followed the top two teams with Alonso finishing the session at 5th. Nico Rosberg separates the two Ferrari's at 6th position.

Sahara Force India continues their strong performance as they look determined to maintain their 6th position in the constructors championship. Adrian and Di Resta finished the session 8th and 9th respectively.

7times world champion Michael Schumacher finished the session in 10th.

Bruno Senna in the leading Renault was 11th followed by the Sauber duos. Vitaly Petrov finished in 14th followed by the Toro Rosso duos.

Williams continue to struggle from both pace and technical glitches as Maldonado finished 17th while Rubens Barrichello faces engine problem finished the session in 19th.

Kovalainen sandwiched between the two Williams leads the backmarkers as usual.

Virgin and HRT took their turns at the back. Jarno Trulli failed to post time as he stops his car in the pits after his first lap due to gear box problem.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 38.976sec
17
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull - Renault 1min 39.403sec 0.427 18
3 Mark Webber Red Bull - Renault 1min 39.427sec 0.451 18
4 Jenson Button Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 39.429sec 0.453 16
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1min 39.661sec 0.685 16
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1min 40.135sec 1.159 19
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1min 40.183sec 1.207 18
8 Adrian Sutil Sahara Force India - Mercedes 1min 40.429sec 1.453 21
9 Paul Di Resta Sahara Force India - Mercedes 1min 40.511sec 1.535 19
10 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 1min 40.938sec 1.962 18
11 Bruno Senna Renault 1min 41.509sec 2.533 21
12 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber - Ferrari 1min 41.527sec 2.551 21
13 Sergio Perez
Sauber - Ferrari 1min 41.566sec 2.590 20
14 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1min 41.594sec 2.618 18
15 Sebastien Buemi STR - Ferrari 1min 41.622sec 2.646 18
16 Jaime Alguersuari STR - Ferrari 1min 41.855sec 2.879 18
17 Pastor Maldonado Williams - Cosworth 1min 42.025sec 3.049 19
18 Heikki Kovalanien Lotus - Renault 1min 43.409sec 4.433 22
19 Rubens Barrichello Williams - Cosworth 1min 43.861sec 4.885 5
20 Timo Glock Virgin - Cosworth 1min 45.262sec 6.286 23
21 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT - Cosworth 1min 45.302sec 6.326 20
22 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin - Cosworth 1min 45.509sec 6.533 22
23 Daniel Ricciardo HRT - Cosworth 1min 45.732sec 6.756 20
24 Jarno Trulli Lotus - Renault No Time

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F1 Statistics

Brazil GRAND PRIX
23-25 November, 2012

Practice 1 : Result

Practice 2 : Result

Practice 3 : Result

Qualifying : Result

Race : Result

1 Sebastian Vettel 281
2 Fernando Alonso 278
3 Kimi Räikkönen 207
4 Lewis Hamilton 190
5 Jenson Button 188
6 Mark Webber 179
7 Felipe Massa 122
8 Romain Grosjean 96
9 Nico Rosberg 93
10 Sergio Perez 66
Full Table

1 Red Bull Racing - Renault 460
2 Ferrari 400
3 Mclaren - Mercedes 378
4 Lotus - Renault 303
5 Mercedes 142
6 Sauber - Ferrari 126
7 Force India - Mercedes 109
8 Williams - Renault 76
9 STR - Ferrari 26
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0
Full Table