Hamilton leads both practice sessions in Abu Dhabi

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Lewis Hamilton led both Free Practice sessions on Friday in advance of the final Formula 1 race of the season that will determine the World Champion. 

A resurgent Ferrari in the hands of Sebastian Vettel and a quick Max Verstappen were still .269 and .528s off the pace of the two Mercedes and that bodes well for Nico Rosberg’s title chances as he only needs to finish on the podium to secure his first world championship. 

Sometimes in F1, that can be much easier to say than to do with mechanical issues and possible attrition into the first corner but so far, both Mercedes drivers are doing exactly hat they ned to do to give them the best chance of winning the title. 

Free Practice #2

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m40.861s36
2Nico RosbergMercedes1m40.940s0.079s38
3Sebastian VettelFerrari1m41.130s0.269s31
4Max VerstappenRed Bull/Renault1m41.389s0.528s24
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/Renault1m41.390s0.529s33
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m41.464s0.603s34
7Valtteri BottasWilliams/Mercedes1m41.959s1.098s35
8Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes1m42.041s1.180s35
9Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1m42.264s1.403s36
10Felipe MassaWilliams/Mercedes1m42.268s1.407s36
11Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Honda1m42.366s1.505s33
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Honda1m42.823s1.962s24
13Esteban GutierrezHaas/Ferrari1m43.012s2.151s35
14Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m43.108s2.247s17
15Jolyon PalmerRenault1m43.272s2.411s33
16Esteban OconManor/Mercedes1m43.600s2.739s35
17Pascal WehrleinManor/Mercedes1m43.754s2.893s33
18Felipe NasrSauber/Ferrari1m43.903s3.042s36
19Marcus EricssonSauber/Ferrari1m44.045s3.184s34
20Kevin MagnussenRenault1m44.117s3.256s25
21Carlos SainzToro Rosso/Ferrari1m44.478s3.617s5
22Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Ferrari1m45.948s5.087s4


Free Practice #1

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m42.869s28
2Nico RosbergMercedes1m43.243s0.374s31
3Max VerstappenRed Bull/Renault1m43.297s0.428s26
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/Renault1m43.362s0.493s27
5Sebastian VettelFerrari1m44.005s1.136s27
6Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes1m44.155s1.286s23
7Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m44.556s1.687s27
8Carlos SainzToro Rosso/Ferrari1m44.685s1.816s21
9Felipe MassaWilliams/Mercedes1m45.039s2.170s27
10Marcus EricssonSauber/Ferrari1m45.168s2.299s20
11Alfonso CelisForce India/Mercedes1m45.476s2.607s26
12Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m45.600s2.731s13
13Felipe NasrSauber/Ferrari1m45.778s2.909s17
14Esteban GutierrezHaas/Ferrari1m45.925s3.056s20
15Valtteri BottasWilliams/Mercedes1m45.940s3.071s31
16Jolyon PalmerRenault1m46.219s3.350s33
17Kevin MagnussenRenault1m46.372s3.503s21
18Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Honda1m46.379s3.510s21
19Pascal WehrleinManor/Mercedes1m46.458s3.589s29
20Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Honda1m47.127s4.258s10
21Jordan KingManor/Mercedes1m47.558s4.689s27
22Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Ferrari2m01.989s19.120s4
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