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F1 Results Today: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice times - Hamilton struggles as McLaren fly in FP3

F1 Results Today: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice times - Hamilton struggles as McLaren fly in FP3

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F1 Results Today: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice times - Hamilton struggles as McLaren fly in FP3

F1 Results Today: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice times - Hamilton struggles as McLaren fly in FP3

Lewis Hamilton struggled in FP3 as McLaren surged into the top three ahead of qualifying.

Hamilton's team-mate George Russell went fastest in a relatively uneventful session, as their championship battle with Ferrari intensified with Carlos Sainz in last place on Saturday morning.

McLaren showed great promise as they head into the more competitive aspect of the race weekend with Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri in FP3's top three.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen could only go sixth fastest in P3, while Williams duo Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant impressed with P4 and P8.

FP2 was red-flagged twice after Sainz lost control of his car at turn three, resulting in a spin and a collision with the barriers - before Hulkenberg span out at the exit of turn one minutes after FP2 had resumed.

Those red flags left a frantic 16-minute session which saw Ferrari's Charles Leclerc go quickest, followed by Lando Norris and Max Verstappen in second and third. Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu capped off a surprisingly magnificent session for Alfa Romeo, finishing the session fourth and seventh respectively.

Mercedes' Hamilton and Russell didn't show any great promise as they finished eighth and sixth respectively - though the session's interruptions won't have helped.

No less than 10 rookies took to the Yas Marina Circuit in FP1 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Felipe Drugovich produced a stunning lap having replaced Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso, finishing the session second quickest overall. The sport mandates that each team must run a driver who has participated in two or fewer races on two occasions during the season.

Here are the timesheets from all the practice action in Abu Dhabi.

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix FP3 results - Saturday November 25th

1. George Russell (Mercedes): 1:24.418

2. Lando Norris (McLaren): +0.095

3. Oscar Piastri (McLaren): +0.392

4. Alex Albon (Williams): +0.511

5. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): +0.681

6. Max Verstappen (Red Bull): +0.735

7. Esteban Ocon (Alpine): +0.776

8. Logan Sargeant (Williams): +0.787

9. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri): +0.804

10. Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo): +0.840

11. Sergio Perez (Red Bull): +0.841

12. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): +0.874

13. Pierre Gasly (Alpine): +0.885

14. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin): +0.925

15. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin): +0.987

16. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo): +1.002

17. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas): +1.166

18. Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri): +1.179

19. Kevin Magnussen (Haas): +1.234

20. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari): +1.295

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix FP2 results - Friday November 24th

1. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): 1:24.809

2. Lando Norris (McLaren): +0.043

3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull): +0.173

4. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo): +0.215

5. Sergio Perez (Red Bull): +0.303

6. George Russell (Mercedes): +0.313

7. Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo): +0.414

8. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): +0.506

9. Pierre Gasly (Alpine): +0.512

10. Oscar Piastri (McLaren): +0.552

11. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin): +0.588

12. Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri): +0.658

13. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin): +0.683

14. Esteban Ocon (Alpine): +0.757

15. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri): +0.860

16. Alex Albon (Williams): +1.272

17. Kevin Magnussen (Haas): +1.604

18. Logan Sargeant (Williams): +1.850

19. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari): +1.898

20. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas): +2.338

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix FP1 results - Friday November 24th

1. George Russell (Mercedes): 1:26.072

2. Felipe Drugovich (Aston Martin): +0.288

3. Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri): +0.361

4. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo): +0.381

5. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin): +0.559

6. Oscar Piastri (McLaren): +0.593

7. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari): +0.604

8. Robert Shwartzman (Ferrari): +0.631

9. Pierre Gasly (Alpine): +0.648

10. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri): +0.653

11. Logan Sargeant (Williams): +0.670

12. Frederik Vesti (Mercedes): +0.743

13. Jack Doohan (Alpine): +0.793

14. Theo Pourchaire (Alfa Romeo): +1.021

15. Pato O'Ward (McLaren): +1.042

16. Jake Dennis (Red Bull): +1.136

17. Isack Hadjar (Red Bull): +1.172

18. Zak O'Sullivan (Williams): +1.388

19. Kevin Magnussen (Haas): +1.390

20. Oliver Bearman (Haas): +1.497

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