Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver of the third free practice session of the Abu Dhabi GP. Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Räikkönen completed the top 3.
It looks like Mercedes have the edge on Ferrari at the Yas Marina Circuit. Both Mercedes have been noticeably faster than Ferrari during the whole session. However, it is important to take into account the changing track conditions during qualifying due to the night schedule which hasn’t affected FP3. The Red Bulls seem to be one step behind both their rivals.
The differences among the midfield are much narrower, with McLaren in very good shape and Renault needing a good result in order to steal 6th place in the Constructors Championship from Toro Rosso, who are only 4 points away.
1 Hamilton 2 Bottas 3 Räikkönen 4 Vettel 5 Ricciardo 6 Verstappen 7 Alonso 8 Vandoorne 9 Sainz 10 Pérez 11 Massa 12 Hülkenberg 13 Ocon 14 Magnussen 15 Grosjean 16 Wehrlein 17 Stroll 18 Gasly 19 Ericsson 20 Hartley